Today, my poem “wings rotting on the roots” appears in an exciting anthology of poems of wanderlust, loneliness & alienation called No Tribal Dance (March 20, 2017). It’s a honor to thank the editors Matt Duggan & Andi Langford-Woods for including me in this cool pamphlet alongside work by Jason Jackson, Lesley Merrin, Alison Jones, John Caulfield, Belinda Rimmer, Paul Dyson, Simon Leake, Douglas Karson, David Atkinson, Tom Sastry, Heath Brougher, Oscar Kolkowski, Steven Bruce, Fran Smith, Dominic Fisher, Helen Sheppard, Sam Smith, Hazel Hammond, Bryn Fortey, Jane Burn Storybook Art, Jody Redmires-Smith, Angela Brooks, Des Mannay, Michal Yankowski, Tim Burroughs, Catherine Edmunds & Andy Brown.
Today at The Cross Hands pub situated in Fishponds, Bristol at 8.15 pm
No Tribal Dance comes alive! I will post the poem once the pamphlet crosses the Atlantic.
My sincere gratitude to Amanda Oaks & the editors at Words Dance Publishing for featuring “Godot maybe next where”(March 16, 2017). Words Dance, today an independent press & a biweekly online poetry journal out of Pennsylvania, “has been spreading poetry since 2003 in an array of mediums”.
Click here to read the poem : Godot maybe next where
Excited to have a poem accepted at strange POEtry, an UK based magazine whose slogan is the following : “There’s no exquisite beauty, without some strangeness in the proportion”. The letter says : “Dear Debasis, This is exactly the kind of strange we are looking for. We would love to publish your poem ‘the nodes of the maid of the mist’ on our site. Thank you for becoming a ‘Strange Poet’ – officially at least!…”
You all always knew I was one, didn’t you? Now I have earned an official batch too! A big thank you to Stephen Daniels, who is also the editor of another amazing venue called Amaryllis Poetry, for this honor. My poem will be up on June 3, 2017.
On another note, my chapbook kyrie eleison or all robins taken out of context will be available for preorder from Finishing Line Press on May 9th & the official release date is set for September 1, 2017. More info soon. Thanks !
My poem “verde que te quiero verde” is up today at Communicators League (February 18, 2017). My grattitude to Makinde Damilola Peter & the rest of the editorial staff.
Click here to read : “verde que te quiero verde”
Woot! I could not be more delighted to annouce this news : my (first) chapbook manuscript “kyrie eleison or all robins taken out of context” has been accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press (Kentucky, USA) ! It’s still winter where I live, time to fill the hollow with caribou!
The Skinny Poetry Journal has kindly published two more skinnys of mine : “darkness is good, you say Bannon” & “sobering up our lives” (February 4, 2017). A big thank you to editor Truth Thomas.
Click here to read : “darkness is good, you say Bannon” & “sobering up our lives”
The new issue (vol. 8, issue 2, February 2017) of The Bitchin’ Kitsch is out (January 31, 2017), which includes my poem “#bringbackourgirls“. Many thanks to editor Chris Talbot-Heindl.
Click here to read : #bringbackourgirls (p. 27)
Note : #bringbackourgirls first appeared in different version in I am not a silent poet (April 14, 2014).
Countless thanks to Truth Thomas for featuring two of my poems, “rivers to run” & “Wall” in The Skinny Poetry Journal (January 27, 2017). TSPJ is a Washington, D.C. based unique literary journal dedicated to the Skinny poetry form :
Skinny is a short poem form consisting of eleven lines. “The first and eleventh lines can be any length. The eleventh and last line must be repeated using the same words from the first and opening line (however they can be rearranged). The second, sixth, and tenth lines must be identical. All the lines in this form, except for the first and last lines, must be comprised of ONLY one word. The point of the Skinny, or Skinnys, is to convey a vivid image with as few words as possible. Skinny poems can be about any subject. They can also be linked, like Haiku, Senryu or Tanka.”
Click here to read : “rivers to run” & “Wall”
My poem “kyrie eleison or robins taken out of context” is up today at Algebra of Owls (January 23, 2017), a wonderful venue I regularly read for its moving work. Huge thanks to the editorial staff for featuring my poetry in this Yorkshire (UK)-based poetry e-zine publishing “engaging, accessible poetry from around the world on an almost daily basis”.
Click here to read : kyrie eleison or robins taken out of context
I would like to thank Janet Kuypers for including my work “No country for a Jew” in Scars Publications 2016 anthology : The Chamber. “No country for a Jew” first appeared in Down in the Dirt magazine (February 1, 2016). I am also very delighted to find some of my friends’ work included in this 420 pages awesome collection of prose, poetry & art. Cheers A. S. Coomer, Ken Allan Dronsfield, & have a wonderful & prolific 2017!
Click here to read my poem : No Country for a Jew
Check out the collection here : The Chamber which is available on Amazon