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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Crossing Puddles by Walter Ruhlmann
Imbued with the steady, often meditative movement of a train, Walter Ruhlmann's poems in Crossing Puddles, which he refers to as "geographical maps of the self," are both tender and hard, hopeless and hope-giving. A thread of longing connects one poem to the next like the string of a lover's spit. Or semen. The landscapes he writes about are Nantes, Normandy, Bresse. The bodies of various men. In this collection, longing is part of a triplet, and the triplet's siblings are wonder and terror. But the hidden beauty of the collection lies in the breathtaking image poems representative of the meticulously dissected mind of the author, who hails from France.
Walter Ruhlmann works as an English teacher, edits mgversion2>datura and runs mgv2>publishing. Walter is the author of several poetry collections, chapbooks and e-books in French and English, and has published poetry, fiction and non-fiction in various printed and electronic publications worldwide. Nominated for Pushcart Prize once, his latest collections are Maore published by Lapwing Publications, Belfast, UK, 2013 and Carmine Carnival published by Lazarus Media, USA, 2013. He blogs at: http://thenightorchid.blogspot.fr/
from the website, corrected, by Tamryn Spruill.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
|Safe Word © Shawne Major|
All I want to say about it for now is that it is going to be about dragons -- the ones of the Greek mythology, guarding treasures -- with blinks from the muse who has accompanied me for over twenty years now: Tori Amos.
The funny thing about this publication in MadHat Review is that in the credits list I spotted the name of a former contributor to mgversion2>datura from the time it was still called Mauvaise graine and printed in black & white from the local photocopy office: Mathieu Baumier featured in issue 21, April 1998 with two short stories "Not a Peer" ("Traditions brisées" in French) and "22, rue de la Verrerie".
There are close to one hundred contributors to this issue. Read their awesome work here.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
With the work of David S. Pointer, Rachael Delamar, Brian Rosenberg, Glenn Killman, and Tommy Anthony of course, among others.
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