Summer 2015 Issue 6: Once Upon A Time

Yousei Hime:

New issue, new theme to explore. Please consider submitting.

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Red Wolf Journal Issue 6 (Summer 2015)
Our theme: “Once Upon A Time”

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Cover art: Marc Chagall, The Promenade

Poems are stories. As if you didn’t already know. But the stories are eclipsed in shadow so you only get half or a quarter of it. The half or quarter carries the weight of the whole. The best poems inscribe a mood through observed, almost incidental, details. The surface details and action delineate feelings. Feelings are the real deal. Stories are steeped in mystery and enchantment as the title of this volume suggests. They prescribe a path, a journey, a quest because stuff happens. Bad stuff. The reader is hooked. Does the story hold out a promise of the happy ending? The human story is ultimately, to me, a quest for identity (Who am I? What is my place in the universe? What is the meaning of this universe?), which is…

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Publication Opportunities

At my university, I will be a co-editor for next year’s literary journal.  We are accepting submissions now through the end of next January (2016).  Please take a look at the website below (linked to image), send in submissions, and pass the word along.

The Mayo Review

 

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Spring 2015 Issue 5: Here Comes The Sun

Yousei Hime:

A few days left for submissions.

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Red Wolf Journal Issue 5 (Spring 2015)
Our theme: “Here Comes The Sun”

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Cover art: Vincent Van Gogh, Three Sunflowers in a Vase

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Life is full of strife. Not a bowl of roses. Yet it’s really about how you see, isn’t it? Notes of green, yellow, orange. These balance out, dominate, crowd out the shadows. The brown and the gray. Their presence fills the heart with song, yelling: here comes the sun (yea, The Beatles). We’re sun-worshippers. The sun is the center of your universe, as a lover is. Each day, when the sun goes up, is a moment of rebirth. We’re born again. Art, in tandem, is about making it new. As a trope in poetry, the sun is really about transcendence. Finding the sublime in the mundane. Experiencing joie de vivre. As practicing poets, we like to think art…

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Date with π

Message from the math department at my school:

π=3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062…

How many decimal places of π can you remember?

Two? 3.14, that is very normal.

Five? 3.14159, that is marvelous.

But you can easily remember 9 decimal places like a genius.

This only happens once in our life: 3/14/15, 9:26:53, or 3.141592653, your centennial appointment with π.

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timid steps
under iced branches
increments

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Haiku 150129

this day blue sky this day unknown shape-shifted womb

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p.s.  All tests came back negative.  The rabbit is hopping with joy.

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