16 October 2013 by Emma Sovich
On the writing front...
The gorgeous online journal alice blue just published their 21st issue, and included two of my poems. I'm honored. I have loved this journal for a while now.
My mother, who does not read this blog (who told me so today), actually read the alice blue poems "because they're online and I didn't have to use Paypal."
My chapbook, None of Us Know Any Stories, will be published by dancing girl press next year. I am over the moon with glee. It helps that I have several good friends who have work in, and others who soon will have work in, dgp's admirable catalog. In fact, there is a sale on right now: you can buy three chapbooks for $10 plus $2 shipping, so go buy some. I bought...
Future Skirt by Laura Kochman
Time Travel: Theory and Practice by Katie Berger
the killing of the angel of the house by Leia Penina Wilson
Other publications that have been so kind as to publish my work recently include the inspiring Sundog Lit, the large and in charge Gargoyle, and the galactic JERRY. I'm proud to grace their pages, web or print.
I say Sundog Lit is inspiring in part because the Games Issue's theme inspired me to write my first ever video game poems, but also because I shared a few choice Games Issue poems (certainly not my own!) to my Poetry Tour students a couple weeks ago. These poems generated the best class discussion we've had all semester, which is saying something, because we have great class discussions even on a slow day.
I have reviewed proofs for a couple other publications coming out soon. I can't wait to tell you, internet, about those.
Last week one of my poetry students said, "gee, Emma, I Googled you recently, didn't realize it'd be so easy to find your poems" -- to which I ducked my head and mumbled "Yeaaaah" and the class laughed at/with me.
My Twitter account will remain private....
09 October 2013 by Emma Sovich
07 September 2013 by Emma Sovich
Scrape scrape scrape. Leather, glue, going going gone.
With the help of goop, suddenly I could see the sections underneath all that glue!
Incidentally, animal glue reconstituted smells like dead things.
With the spine free of glue (FREEEE AT LAST!), it was time to break the book, section by section.
In the end, the book looks like a rattier book if you stack it neatly with the covers.
21 August 2013 by Emma Sovich
The latest issue of Weave Magazine is out, woo! I just got my contributor copy in the mail, and found that a friend of mine and I both have work in this lovely journal -- and on facing pages!
Check out this issue of Weave, if not for my work, for the other goodies! I especially like, after a first glance, poems by Danez Smith and Rochelle Hurt.