On Saturday, December 2, I joined a few of my poet friends at Paradigm Coffee and Music in Sheboygan, WI for Stoneboat Literary Journal’s 8.1 issue launch event. My poem “Mantodea”* is in this issue as well as many other fine poems, stories, essays, and visual works. You can order from Stoneboat’s Website.
Today’s poetry is not like the esoteric verse of earlier generations, but is, instead, visually and emotionally evocative, often shoving that mirror of society right up to one’s nose.
I heard so many good poems that day. I hope you’ll get a copy of the journal to see what I mean.
*It’s a carpe diem poem featuring a praying mantis dressed in her finest clothes.