Last night we had our first ever open mic here in Independence. A surprising number braved the Missouri cold in the name of poetry. We heard Jeff Wilson read from his soon-to-be-released book and poetry.
Ryan read some poetry from the last issue (#134) of Space and Time magazine—Darrell Schweitzer’s “Odysseus in the Underworld for the Second Time” and Marge Simon’s “A Hat of Crows.” I forgot to bring a magazine to read from so I read some of my own hay(na)ku and pantuoms.
The Mid-continent Public Library North Independence did a wonderful job setting up and advertising the event. If you missed it, I really am sorry. You missed something wonderful… but…we will have another open mic event next second Wednesday, December 11 beginning at 6 p.m.
Ryan has been hard at work finishing up the audio version of #134 and that will be released within the next week. We have found a much better distribution network, so it will be available on all platforms.
In other news from the universe of verse… here are the poetry selections for issue #135! I am so thrilled with both the fiction and the poetry going in the next issue… that’s all I need for Christmas.
Congratulations to our poetry selections for Winter #135 and a HUGE thank you to everyone who submitted. Please tag and share!
We especially appreciate the hard work of Linda D Addison as our poetry editor, Gerard Houarner as our fiction editor and Diane Weinstein as our art director. They are the keen eyes and open hearts that find our treasures.
Remember, no personal rejections will be sent. We’d rather spend our time reading rather than rejecting.