Red River Review
I was very pleased to hear from Editor Michelle Hartman that two of my poems had been accepted, and will appear separately in consecutive issues, May and August.
Hartman joined the staff of Red River Review just over a year ago, teaming with veteran Publisher/Editor Bob McCranie. The journal has thrived under the infusion of her boundless energy and now has a robust schedule, presenting a rich diversity of poets, some of them well-know bastions of excellence, like Taylor Graham and Steve Kleptar, and some of them nascent yet memorable.
The renaissance of Red River Review is a joyous historical event in the poetry world. This seasoned journal is as impressive as ever, and now is the time to submit well-crafted pieces. If you’re lucky, you can join in the renewed flourishing of this great zine.
My take is that RRR has a slight preference for the dark side of poetry. I could be wrong about this; but my suggestion is that you send them poems with a tincture of pain instead of, say, zippy-doo-dah smiles.
The two poems of mine recently accepted are quite anti-pretty. They are:
“TOD” (this refers to Time of Death), which will appear in the May 2011 issue.
“Evil Queen” will appear in the August 2011 issue.
Submit to RRR and don’t forget to tell Michelle Hartman what a great job she is doing!
Trivia Note: I had a poem called “Conglomerate Rock” published in the November 2006 issue of Red River Review, guest edited by Alan Gann. I would supply the link, but the archives don’t work on a link-based system. To see the poem, you’d have to go to the site, enter the archives, and click on #12 in November 2006. Needless to say, I don’t expect any of my fearless readers to go to such measures to read about a common stone.