I'm a bit late on this, but I wanted to send out my thanks to a couple of people who have given me favorable reviews lately.
First, a review of my poem, "Hart Island," which first appeared in ETTT Issue 22, is a part of the article "The Ghostly Verses of the Science Fiction Poetry Association," a review by Michael J. Abolafia in Spectral Realms No. 6. Michael discusses the entire Ghosts issue (edited by Shannon Connor Winward), and had these kind words to say of my poem:
And more recently, my poem "My City of Ruin" in "The Santa Monica Prophesies: A Collaborative Triptych" is reviewed by Charles Payseur of Quick Sip Reviews. This poem was great fun to write, as it was part of a collaboration with Layla Al-Bedawi and Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, inspired by our trip to the Santa Monica Pier, where we each had our fortunes read by a Zoltar machine.
Reviewers are so important to the field of poetry, and it's so lovely to have my work engaged with in this way. I'm often surprised by the things other people find in my work and love to hear about them. So, thank you!
last day of NaPoWriMo! I didn't get to post this yesterday so I'm posting today. I'll probably take a break now and write more stories. Happy May Day and happy spring to you! Poets, keep writing!
This one went super dark and creepy for which I apologize. However you only have a little bit of time to linger with me in the darkness. What will you do with it?
only 2 days left to go! I'm trying to decide how long I'll keep these up on the blog. Maybe another month. Hope you've been enjoying them! This one is another inspired by one line of poetry from a favorite poet. It's a really useful prompt.
Almost done! This one inspired by my upcoming trip to NOLA. Did you know that's where Faulkner lived when he was a young writer?
two poems today. I'm looking at my notebook with a small feeling of exhilaration and also dread for revision! But the practice of this month has been fun. Write now, revise later right?
Almost done! Although it's not been what I intended, I've enjoyed this years NaPoWriMo. It's nice to dedicate myself to something, even though I usually write every day anyway.
Two poems today because I missed yesterday with my traveling. Sometimes it's important to take a day off.
Holly Lyn Walrath is a freelance editor and author of poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction. Find her on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath