Local poet kicks goals with published work this month
This month has been the biggest of Paekakariki poet Mercedes Webb-Pullman's writing life - All thanks to the gods of poetry and fortune, and the support of friends.
Fourteen poems and a short story published, six more poems accepted, and two books, one of poetry, one a travelogue/memoir/quest.
Three poems of hers - Death of Lorca, Dreams of Katherine Mary Knight, and The Singing Bones here:
Three poems - The sky of summer stars, Dangelong and Girls at tea (after John Ashbery and the story of Anatoly Moskvin) in Rawahi, a new release from Hammer & Anvil Books:
Prospective Journal has taken Rebirthing Characters (Sasquatch)
Half Way Down the Stairs has taken Hangman's Creek
Horrified Press for Until the End has taken The Red Queen makes her excuses
Parody has taken This be the worst and I carry your gum
Her travelogue / memoir / quest called Looking for Kerouac has been accepted by Hammer & Anvil books
The Stars like Sand - an anthology of Australian and New Zealand poetry due for release early 2014 will include her poem Graffiti Trees
Mercedes sends a big thank you to all the editors who have shown their faith in her - so very strange that only one of them is a Kiwi. Oh well, I guess that makes her an international poet.
She knows a month like this will never happen again! It's all downhill from here ...
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