My “Pussy Magic” Debut


Don’t let the name put you off. I’m chuffed today to share that my poem “Neglected Altars” is up on Pussy Magic today. My poem is a linked haiku chain.

It’s coincidence that I posted two haiku chains in two days (along with my daily haiku for #WiHM11). It makes me think… I really like haiku.

To be honest, I wrote this poem specifically for Pussy Magic because of the publication’s name. I dislike words being labeled as taboo. Not so long ago “pussy” wasn’t a taboo word but simply a friendly term for a cat. Why hate a word? For that matter, why hate anything?

So thanks to Pussy Magic for accepting my poem and for adopting the word no one else wanted. You can read my poem “Neglected Altars” on Pussy Magic here.

From their website…

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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2 Responses to My “Pussy Magic” Debut

  1. This is so f*cking cool. Thank you, Angela, for your support of Pussy Magic!!! I specifically loved your poem and am honored to publish it. Thank you for letting me be the one to give it a home. Xo.

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