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Two Poems from 6x6x6 Accepted for Publication

May 24, 2011
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I have a happy announcement to make: two pieces of my grand opus 6x6x6 have found a most welcome home in an upcoming issue of BOO: A Journal of Terrific Things. They specialize in publishing offensive work, so I sent some of the more graphic and grotesque poems from the series, namely “For All Who Drowned in Outhouses” and “The Pink Life in Free Iraq.”

I guess that means it’s time to send out submissions again, so I’ll be making the better of the 6x6x6 poems here private for this purpose. I’m hoping to complete the manuscript by the end of the summer, maybe get some more poems published in the next 9 months or so, and then send the book out. Let’s see how things go. I’m feeling a little more positive about it now.

Hurray!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2011 2:47 pm

    Huzzah!

    my grand opus

    Don’t you mean grand guignol? heh heh…

  2. May 27, 2011 2:08 pm

    btw, never forget that you’re working in a tradition with roots that extend far back in history. I was looking up some facts on Ausonius, who practiced cut-up literature (Centos) in the 4th century AD, and I quote wikipedia:

    An interesting little work of his is the Cento Nuptialis, translated as A Nuptial Cento by H.G. Evelyn-White for Loeb Classical Library. Composed entirely of quotations from Virgil, the poem celebrates a wedding culminating in a defloration of great virtuosity and obscenity

    (how can it be “obscenity” if it’s part of a societally-sanctioned marriage? I dunno…) anyways, I thought it might be a hoax, but apparently it’s legit, here’s a copy:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=-dlfAAAAMAAJ&lpg=PA371&ots=2T-PzI0TJW&dq=A%20Nuptial%20Cento&pg=PA371#v=onepage&q&f=false

    “It was written by command… of one who was able to command – the sainted Emperor Valentinian.”

  3. August 10, 2011 11:03 am

    Whoa. There’s a site for obscene poems? !!runs to obscene poem folder!!

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