Thursday, November 15, 2018

'Prospector' Published

Denise Powell, Founding Editor at The Voices Project, contacted me today to confirm that my short poem 'Prospector' had been published.

Denise says:
"The Voices Project is a non-judgmental venue for women, and also men, to express their personal stories and observations through poetry to promote social change. We publish the work of writers in the United States and international community no matter what their age or background, who might not otherwise have opportunities to share their stories. The hope is to bring the voices of these individuals forward, providing a creative pathway leading to growth and empowerment, and in turn affecting everything within their lives. Although our main focus is on women's literature, we do publish (and celebrate!) the voices of men, as it's important we are all a part of the conversation and mission."

My poem is here:

~Mick, S.D.G.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Family Day: The Movie

My expert cinematography team did a great job filming my recent reading at Tall Tales Book Shop in Atlanta.  Sorry about the small background noises; it is a working book store after all.

I am releasing individual poems instead of the entire epic experience.  I hope you check back for additional video releases.

Warning: The poem below, Family Day, contains a dark topic that may be upsetting for some viewers.

~Mick, S.D.G.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Cultural Translation: Audio File

My short poem 'Cultural Translation' was recently published by the fine folks at Bewildering Stories.  You can read it HERE.

I have a different poem titled 'Singer'  that you will hear more about soon.  The editor for 'Singer' asked me to make an audio recording.  While I was at it, I made a recording of 'Cultural Translation' too.

So, if you're game, hit the link HERE to listen to my dulcet tones.

~Mick, S.D.G.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Bubble Off Plumb

I am happy to announce that Dan Kalin at Feral Cat Publishers has accepted one of my favorite science fiction stories.  With the help of Kathy Finfrock, the lead editor for this project, we got 'Alien Avenue' ready to print.

The project is an anthology titled 'Bubble Off Plumb.'  Dan says: "'Bubble Off Plumb' (BOP) is a colloquial expression for things being not quite right. We’re looking for original fiction short stories of such a nature; odd, unsettling, full of twists, etc."

Out of 921 submissions, they selected 27 stories.  I am gratified to be part of the 3%.  I'll post details when it's ready to purchase.

~Mick, S.D.G.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Bewildering Stories

A few weeks ago, Don Webb, the Managing Editor over at Bewildering Stories, accepted one of my speculative poems titled 'Cultural Translation.'

Today, I received a proof copy of Issue 784 for approval.  It will go live soon, and I will post an update when you can get your greedy little fingers on it.

UPDATE November 5: You can read it here:

~Mick, S.D.G.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Tall Tales Reading

I'd like to thank Tall Tales Book Shop for hosting my vast horde of poetry groupies.

Rebekah & Co. were organized and cordial, even offering an assortment of cookies in their clean, bright space.  They provided a good display space for my books and handled all of the sales for me.

Below are some photos that I spun through a fun image editor.  Enjoy.

~Mick, S.D.G.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Science Fiction Poetry Association

I have some stupendous news!  The Science Fiction Poetry Association has accepted one of my poems for upcoming publication in Star*Line.

It is quite an honor to be noticed by a publication that also nominates for the Pushcart Prize.

About SFPA:
In January 1978, Suzette Haden Elgin founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, along with its two visible cornerposts: the Rhysling Awards and the association's newsletter, Star*Line. Star*Line has become not only an SFPA forum and networking tool, but a literary magazine for poets of the genre persuasion: imaginative poetry from hard science fiction to high fantasy, from the macabre to straight science, and from rigid formalism to experimental and surrealist works.

I particularly appreciated being noticed by editor Vince Gotera.  His considerable accomplishments include:
Vince Gotera is the editor of Star*Line as of issue 40.4. He is a Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as Editor of the North American Review. His poetry collections include Dragonfly, Ghost Wars, Fighting Kite, and the upcoming Pacific Crossing. Recent poems appear in Abyss & Apex, Altered Reality Magazine, Dreams & Nightmares, The Ekphrastic Review, Parody Poetry Journal, Silver Birch Press, Silver Blade, and Spirit's Tincture. He won the 2017 Veterans' Writing Prize from Stone Canoe journal and his art was featured recently on the cover of Killjoy Literary Magazine.

I'll post more when the issue is out.

~Mick, S.D.G.