Degenerates: Voices for Peace just released an anthology on bullying. Two of my poems are included.
The Sound of Metal
love your brothers and sisters, momma said
carry us like a song in your heart
in high school, i whispered gossip to mean girls
and, on alternate Tuesdays, tried to not to drown
and a labyrinth of dented lockers
that made hollow sounds
when bodies and metal collided
for the thousandth occasion
at the same high school
at the same time
my brother was molested
we didn’t learn what happened ’til years later
after he stopped coming home…
The editor of Degenerates, a fellow named Weasel, also reprinted Paper Cheerleaders.
Emailing him “Dear Weasel…” was possibly my favorite part of the publishing process. (My friends all have boring names.) However, Weasel made the whole endeavor delightful. He send proofs to authors–early–and released the issue on time.
Weasel Press is open to submissions.