First Loves for the First Time is a poem by Keith Kennedy that we had the pleasure of publishing back in March of 2011. I LOVE this poem. Love, love, love it, but every freaking time I read it, it makes my stomach flip. It’s visceral and disturbing.
Also? I’m not the only one who loves this poem, it was included on Ellen Datlow’s honorable mentions list for The Best Horror of the Year volume #4.
This post has been written as a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is ‘Niteblade‘, which is the magazine I publish. I chose this theme to help draw attention to the magazine during this, it’s 2nd annual fundraiser.
My first post in this series was about choosing stories and poems to nominate for awards and I’ve gone through a similar process in deciding what to write about for these posts. Not only did I have to choose stories and poems I loved, but they also had to fit with the A-Z theme. Tricky!