O: Oil Change

SentryOil Change is a poem by Greg Schwartz from our March 2008 issue which I like. Greg has been a regular contributor to Niteblade and another notable poem of his is Sentry, the illustration for which was our cover in March 2009. I really enjoy Greg’s poetry because it’s accessible without being boring and dark without being cliched.

We used the illustration for Sentry as the art on a set of postcards we had printed in 2009. There are still a few of them kicking around here. If you’d like one just drop me a line (as a comment, an email, whatever) with your snail mail address and I’ll drop one in the post for you. There’s a link on the card for a free download of a past issue of Niteblade, so not only do you get a cool picture, but that too.

Win/win, right?

(There’s also still the giveaway for a copy of the special poetry issue of Niteblade. We haven’t many entries yet so the odds are in your favour — Giveaway)


A2Z-2013-BADGE-001Small_zps669396f9This 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!


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