I don’t often like long poetry, which is why, when I was the poetry editor, there wasn’t a lot of it. We did publish a few longer pieces though, and one of the ones which stands out strongest in my mind is Family Jaunt by Lucien E.G. Spelman. A funny and scathing commentary on television and its effect on imagination, this poem made me smile the first time I read it, and I smiled again just now re-reading it for this blog.
Lucien’s poetry also appeared in our March 2009 issue. Clockwork Bird is also well worth a visit if you have a minute or two.
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!
Blogging from A to Z 2013:
A: Award Nominations
B: Brenda Stokes Barron
C: Cato, Beth – The Pacifier
D: December 2011 (Giveaway open until April 30th)
E: Evil Bird
F: First Loves for the First Time
G: The Gnome’s Spectacles
H: Happy Halloween, It’s a Bloody Puppet Show
I: Incense Sticks
J: Jason L. Huskey, The Marionette
K: KV Taylor, The Silver Quarter
L: Lucien E.G. Spelman, Family Jaunt