Monday, April 8, 2013
National Poetry Month, The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly, and Michael Arnzen
As April is National Poetry Month, many online journals and e-zines are celebrating poets of old and new. One poetry site, Gerald So’s The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly, is utilizing a blog tour to spotlight small press authors/poets all month long. Get on over to the 5-2 because there are some amazing poets whose work you need to read and support.
It was a privilege to have my work, “The Housekeeper,” originally published last November, chosen for the April 4th feature (which also has an audio presentation recorded by Deshant Paul). What I didn’t expect was to have four-time Bram Stoker award winner, Michael Arnzen take time out of his busy schedule to talk about my work on his website, Gorelets.
Along with discussing my poem and a winning short story I wrote for MicroHorror, he acquaints us with the fascinating concept of Treffpunkt— “the rendezvous point or gathering place” for writers, editors, and readers to all come together. You can read all about it here.
An absolutely sincere thank you to The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly editor, Gerald So for the publication and to author Michael Arnzen for the much-needed encouragement.