Hey there, troopers!
I have two new poems over at Revolution John. You can read them here.
This marks a milestone because it is the first time I've had a twofer.
Sam Slaughter selected them, and he's also the current guest editor of Cahoodaloodaling, where he was interviewed and said some pretty straight-shooter things, which you know I like.
His interview introduced me to the phrase "grit lit," which I've been reading and loving and searching for in silence like a Play-Doh eater for years, but didn't know the name for it. He lists Tawni O'Dell, who kicked my teeth in with her novels a while back, and I remain a gum-grinning fool for her. The others, I'm going to have to check out post haste.
Not only do I have a phrase for what I like to read now, but I also have a phrase for what I like to write. Now I have the language to warn people.
My mama read the poems Revolution John published today. Her word was kyarn.