12.01.2007

five feet in one shoehorn



I have 5 poems in the new Concelebratory Shoehorn Review. Thank you, Maurice Oliver. Other people in the issue: Barry Ballard, Glenna Luschei (her poems: swell), C. L. Bledsoe (good poems here too), John Tranter (editor of Jacket), Maxim Popykin, Ashok Niyogi, Michelle Brooks (I like these too), Stolpersteine (not a person but a project by Gunter Demnig), Peter Ciccariello, Meshell Ndegeocello (a musician), and Sean Lause.

Sorry to privilege certain people with ()'s. That's not keeping in the holiday spirit. Jesus would throw a drink in my face.

JUDGING IF YOU WANT TO READ THESE POEMS BY PREVIOUS RESPONSES (BEING A MORE HONEST SUPPORTER OF LITERATURE):

Kasey Mohammad hated "Yosae This Frozen Skater" but liked "I Enjoy Things."

Bryan Coffelt liked an older version of "The Bedrock Tennis Brigade."

The state of Oklahoma enjoyed "Clay in Grandma Claire." I don't want to make anyone feel bad, but I officially renounce all of that poem except the last line.

Issac is a kid I knew one time whose name shows up in "What Do You Owe Your Zip Code?"

2 comments:

K. Silem Mohammad said...

Wait. I hated what? Since when?

Mike Young said...

I think in workshop two years ago you said it didn't make any sense and sounded like a fake New Yorker poem. Maybe "hate" is too strong a word. I just thought it was funny how it showed up in the same place as the poem you liked the most from the blue chapbook with the elephants.

The original title of this post was "5 SoQ poems in one place."