Thursday, August 28, 2008



Just to let you know, I'm alive and well... just doing a lot of traveling, writing and not really on the web this past month. Check out what's new below:

* I'm 94 and 44/100ths percent finished with my manuscript for my first book of poems which has about 125 poems on 70 pages. I'm going to start mailing to publishers this next week.

* My poem, "Room 230" was just accepted into fourW, a very cool Australian print poetry journal. I can't reproduce it here, but here's a small excerpt:

She recalled the regimen of pills, dim
amber lights and young-buck counselors
waxing omnipotent on their swiveling stools
to the weeping and gnashing of inmates.
Even remembered the frogs in her toilet,
Jewish men coming to take her valuables,
iron crosses, tattoos, dark black nights,
dark black thoughts and dark black days.

* I'm working on the monthly installment, "Poem of the Month," and should have it for you by weeks end.

* Please tell your friends about Thirteen Blackbirds. Send them the link: The blog is gaining momentum and I'd love to expand the readership even more

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  1. thank you, ed, 'twas wondering how you were. your recently accepted poem intrigues me to no end and i can't wait to read the rest of it. will we be able to someday? all the best, ed, on your manuscript and this wonderful blog. xoxox ~laura t.

  2. Thanks Laura... I should defer to the publisher on this poem and not put it up on the net for awhile (they are print only).

  3. Congrats, Ed, on the print coup. Wonderful. Keep up the great work with this blog. We need more poetic souls in our lives. ;o)

  4. thanks Paul, good to see you here!


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