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Old 03-22-2001, 05:45 AM
MacArthur MacArthur is offline
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I published a Formal poem for the first time. A sestina called "Multnomah Falls" that appeared here a while ago. An editor of a tiny, local and irregular literary journal requested it after hearing me read it at a coffeehouse open-mic.

The publication is called "Freudian Shrimp", and could be ordered through Powell's Books on-line...maybe they'll become collectables?

I've had poems published before-- perhaps in 8 or 10 differant places. But all free-verse, and all on the internet. The most distinguished venues were, I suppose, Taverner's Koans and Absinthe Literary Review.

I'm not very energetic about this sort of thing.

(I didn't give Josh a bio, so he wrote his own. He described me as a "soft-spoken neo-formalist" because they allways have to turn up the mike for me.)



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Old 03-22-2001, 08:28 AM
Richard Wakefield Richard Wakefield is offline
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Congratulations not only on getting the poem published, but on having it published at the editor's request. I think one dream that most writers have is to have the editors coming to them asking for their work. I remember the poem and am especially glad it's finding an audience. My poem "Upriver," which is just now making its way down the Metrical Poetry board, is set but a few miles east of Multnomah Falls, up towards The Dalles where Celilo Falls were inundated after the building of the John Day dam.
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Old 03-22-2001, 11:20 AM
Len Krisak Len Krisak is offline
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Well, I sure don't know the geography
of your beautiful region, guys, but
I do send along a hearty congratulations!
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Old 03-22-2001, 01:59 PM
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Congratulations, MacA. That's fine news!


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Old 03-23-2001, 04:08 AM
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Congrats! May it be the first of many!

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Old 03-23-2001, 02:27 PM
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Belated congratulations, and I think you will have an opportunity to publish many more formal poems.
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Old 03-23-2001, 02:30 PM
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And I guess I can see why shrimp would be Freudian, scuttling along the ocean floor as they do--awash in anxiety about becoming batterfried or a prop for glops of cocktail sauce...
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