For poems from voyeur poems, Fire Mobile (the pregnancy sonnets), Ruled by Pluto and John  click the title and head toward the bottom of the page.

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A conversation Thomas Fox Averill and I had a few years back about Brown v. Board for Story Corps!

LISTEN!

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More poems from Pepper the Yard with Light are online for your enjoyment. Enjoy them…NOW! Please, I mean. Please enjoy them.

Honest Publishing: xi, xvii, xviii, xix

Furtures Trading: iv, xlii, lvi

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 Quddity is one of the most beautiful journals I have every been in. They decided to share a portion of my long poem The Kansas Voice with readers and listeners throughout the nation. I’ve never really written about Kansas until this poem so I am very proud that they believe in the poem and it is a kind reflection of my home state I care so much about. Scroll down to my name and you can hear me read the poem.

Please listen! You’ll really dig it! maybe just click HERE if you want.

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A poem from Ruled by Pluto that was feature in Stone Highway Review. It is called, ‘Come Press’ and it’s smoking hot…my poem and the journal! Take a look! All online for your reading pleasure.

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So I have a new full-length collection by the name of Pepper the Yard with Light. I can’t say it isn’t intense and of a serious and intimate in nature, but I can say that I am very proud of the collection and am glad it is being accepted by various journals. Here are three of the poems in the book from two separate journals. It is a book-length poem, so these are just pieces of the whole. Yeah…lower-case Roman Numerals…I know. But just to keep them in order for now. More to come.

xlviiiRose Red Review

lRose Red Review

liiiZingara poet

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An old review of Fire Mobile that I never know about. I love it when that happens. To take a trip back to my second book, go to page 42 of ISSUU Gently Read Literature, Summer 2012. It’s a darn good review, if I may say so myself.

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Now Available!!!!

from Red Bird Chapbooks!

from Kelsay Books!

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painting: Bob Dornberg

 

Six more Johns up at ALBA: A Journal of Short Poetry. The crew comsists of Mississippi John Hurt, Jean Paul Marat, Saint John the Revelator, Don Juan, John Glenn and John Q. Public.

 

 

 

Give’em a read, peeps!

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Another in my series of John poems has found a home. ‘John Dillinger’ has settled into the nice little nest called Four and Twenty. All kinds of good, short and sweet poems here!

 

 

 

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I have been chasing RHINO for years and finally caught it!

 

 

 

 

Honored to be a part of it especially that I’m included with my friends Nick Demske, Erika Sanchez and Jeff Tigchelaar!

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A portion of my long poem, The Kansas Voice, is now archived at Ofi Press, an international journal out of Mexico City.

Phil Kelly – Alameda Fuente

This is just a taste of the poem. There is so much more to come! This is the first time I have really written about Kansas and I’m loving every stanza of it. I hope you do, too!

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My first guest editor role! Check out Issue VII of scissors and spackle to see a lovely assortment of poems.

 

I’m incredibly proud to have read all of the submissions and even honored to have helped feature poets like Steven Teref, John McKernan, Heather Bell and Ellen Goodrich among many others. This is true poetry for the people!

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‘Joan of Arc’ by mp

 

HOOT, a {mini} literary magazine on a postcard, selected my poem ‘Joan of Arc’ for the June 2012 online issue. There’s audio, too!

 

All the lit included is short and oh so sweet. Another cool thing is that they can send you postcards full of beautiful art and words.

 

ENJOY IT ALL!

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Hey, who likes oysters and sangria? I do, for sure. Here is my poem from the Kansas Renga Project. It had to be ten lines and about the topic of “To the Stars Through Difficulty.” It’s in there. Subtle, but in there. I’m number 49 so you should check out some of the other 50 plus poets like Leah Sewell, Joseph Harrington, Brian Daldorph and Peter Wright.

My poem, number 49.

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I am now on the MAP! This site is dedicated to cataloging Kansas authors past and present and I made the cut.

It is an incredible honor and thanks Thomas Fox Averill for spearheading the project.

Read my interview, poems, see videos and other stuff HERE!

 

See the whole cast of characters from Brooks to Capote, Hughes to LowBaum to Fleury, Stafford to Lerner.

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courtesy ljworld

Here is an oldie but a goodie! The interview from the Lawrence Journal World about the release of voyeur poems in 2006.

 

I recently repeated the first line of this article in another interview! I must really believe it.

 

READ HERE!!

 

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courtesy of The Clipperon Project (2012)

 

The Ofi Press Literary Magazine is out of Mexico City and is full of wonderful international material from photos to poetry.

 

Issue 16 features a review of Fire Mobile (the pregnancy sonnets) by editor and poet Jack Little. I have to say it is awesome and completely on the mark!

 

Online and ready for YOU!!!

 

 

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My poem “Loudly as She Leaves” is in Issue No.2 of Midwest Coast Review. This issue is landlocked with great material.

 

Many thanks to editor Dan Hass.

 

Go read it…It’s waiting!!

 

 

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The February  2012 issue of elimae is online and well worth experiencing. They have included two of my ‘John’ poems; ‘John’ and ‘John Wayne Gacy.’ Lots of great, short interesting and entertaining pieces! Many thanks to editors Cooper Renner and Brandon Hobson.

 

READ THEM! elimae

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Scissor and Spackle, a fantastic journal that is always busy, shared my poem ‘A Quiet Drink’ in their journal last month. Don’t miss the other greats included in the issues like C. Malcolm Ellsworth and Mary Stone Dockery among others.

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photo by Cheryl Unruh

Leah Sewell and I were invited to read poetry at Emporia State University by the fine poet Kevin Rabas. We loved visiting even though it was quite a soggy day.

 

Read all about it at Cheryl Unruh’s site Flyover People. The photos from the night a very nice, as well.

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photo by Stephen Locke

 

Take a look at my poem that was included in Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems. There are a ton, all on the site, so take some time and check out some other fine poems from poets across the state and beyond. This poem also has the longest title of any of my poems!

The Three Times in My Life When I’ve Read William Stafford’s ‘Key of C – An Interlude for Marvin’ from Kansas Poems

 

Try to find the original poem if you can. One of the best ever written, says I!

 

 

 

 

 

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A short article by Sarah Henning in the Lawrence Journal World about Fire Mobile (the pregnancy sonnets).

A nice one!  A Man’s Eye View

Dennis Etzel Jr., poetry editor of  seveneightfive magazine, also interviewed me about the book. You can read me ramble on and on and on…HERE!

 

 

 

 

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The Lampeter Review is a fantastic online journal in Wales. I was proud to have them include my poem, “Ruled by Pluto,” alongside the fine works. The journal is all online, so check it all out when you get a chance.

 

Check it out!   The Lampeter Review

 

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Happy to contribute three poems, “The Molting Series,” “A Quiet Drink” and “John Wilkes Booth” in a recent issue of kitchen. These poems are part of a collection I am currently revising called Ruled by Pluto. You can read these online.

 

 

Take a look! kitchen.