For accepting for publication in 2016 my Book-length manuscript “Body Politic.” “Body Politic” will be my fourth book of poems. Approximately one-third of the poems were written (and some published) in the 1970s and 80s so that it may be evident when reading them how my style has developed over the years. Reviewers are welcome.
Thanks also to: Solo Flyer; Big Bridge; Pemmican; Trespass; Anomalous; War, Literature, and the Arts; Negative Suck; The Externalist; Interpoetry; E.ratio 15; Gloom Cupboard; Eudaimonia; Dark Sky Magazine; Poydras Review; Fjords Review; Reconfigurations: Poetry and Poetics / Literature and Culture; Nefarious Ballerina; Andrews Review: Cairn 42; Brev Spread; Otolith; Futures Trading; Aji Magazine; Wild Quarterly; Write This; Harbinger Asylum; (Anthology) Teaching as a Human Experience; Assonance; BlazeVox; Transnational Magazine; Former People; Thin Air; Whimperbang.
In 2013, John Kerry made the following statement in his farewell speech to the Senate "The unending chase for money I believe threatens to steal our democracy itself. They know it. They know we know it. And yet, Nothing Happens!" Donald Trump recently spoke truth: “When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them, two years later, three years later, I call them. They are there for me. And that’s a broken system.” Tom Engelhardt recently wrote “Is There a New Political System Emerging in this Country?” for Bill Moyers and Company’s website. He remarked, “[W]e could be watching the birth of a new American political system and way of governing for which, as yet, we have no name.” And later he added regarding 9/11 aftermath, “Here in New York, we still were attending memorial services for our firemen and police. But in the nation’s capital, within sight of a smoldering Pentagon that had been struck by one of the hijacked planes, the predator class was hard at work pursuing private plunder at public expense, gold-diggers in the ashes of tragedy exploiting our fear, sorrow, and loss.” Slavoj Zizek wrote in Salon: “[M]ost of the gigantic sums of bail-out money went precisely to those deregulated Randian ‘titans’ who failed in their ‘creative’ schemes and in doing so brought about the meltdown. It is not the great creative geniuses who are now helping lazy ordinary people; rather, it is the ordinary taxpayers who are helping the failed ‘creative geniuses.’” Pope Francis has written, “[M]any professionals, opinion makers, communications media and centres of power, being located in affluent urban areas, are far removed from the poor with little direct contact with their problems.” Lawrence Lessig, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges, Mike Lofgren, and many others have warned citizens that we are running out of time to change directions in the failed state. The poems in my manuscript address these issues.