I just added three poems from Good Grief into the archives at poemhunter.com. They are three of my favorites from the manuscript, but they were completed too late in the game to really get them published in lit mags. I hope you enjoy "Because I Cannot Belly Death," "A Photographer with a BA Joins the Army," and "How We Failed Sixth Period Child Development." Sorry they're kind of depressing. I might add more if it seems like people are reading them/ if there's any use to doing so.
Three fellow Cornellian poets and I have recently come together to found 4th & Verse Books.
4th & Verse Books is a publishing collaborative that prioritizes the creative process. By working closely with our authors we seek to create and champion poetry books of the highest quality. We believe that innovation is the tradition in poetry. As an outlet for poets at the beginning of their careers, we encourage artistic exploration and support clarity and confidence in new voices.
4th & Verse is launching itself with a poetry chapbook competition.
Submission Dates: April 1st – June 1st, 2012 by online submission manager (preferred) or regular mail ( Postmark deadline June 1st )
Awarding publication of a poetry chapbook, in print and e-book format; 75% royalties (after cost), and 50 author
copies, to a writer who has not yet published a book of poetry.
THE DEAL: Fourth and Verse is a pro-poet, not-for-profit publishing venture. We can’t offer an ‘advance’ or an honorarium, but our authors earn a radically high cut of the royalties from the chapbooks they sell. We’ll be promoting and marketing our chapbooks online and in bookstores, and so will our authors. There’s a $10 submission fee, and we provide a one paragraph response, detailing the strengths and weaknesses of the chapbook manuscript as we see it, for every single submission, even (all) the ones we can’t select to publish. With a $15 submission fee we’ll provide feedback and a copy of the winning chapbook.
I have 4 new poems in Radius: From the Center to the Edge. Radius is edited by Write Bloody Author, Victor Infante, who is pretty awesome. Victor used to run The November 3rd Club, which was home to some very fine politically inspired poetry. He also was also the second editor to ever publish my work (back in 2009 - when I was a wide-eyed college senior), and he gave me a long email of really helpful advice about the publishing industry.
Anyways, you should read the poems. And then you should write poems. And then you should send them to Victor.