Despite all the lunacy underway in this world right now, honestly, I’ve been having the time of my life so far this year. When you were spit out of the womb with a rebellious streak slashing straight through your soul, existence tends to take on a heightened sense of meaning and more purposeful intensity once the chaos really starts ramping up. These trying times are just a test of character in the end. So, as I continue to say, walk steady with a sturdy spine in good spirits. Hallelujah.
I’d like to take a moment and say thank you to all the editors who published my work during the month of July. I was happy to have had 20 poems and essays published or accepted to appear in future releases by eight different literary venues during the past month, including translations in Italian, Albanian, and Azerbaijani.
Thank you to Beth Gordon for joining this week’s episode of Songs of Selah to talk about and read selections from her new book, This Small Machine of Prayer (Kelsay Books, 2021). We had an interesting conversation that touched on the timeless nature of reality, poetry as a puzzle, the Jeweled Net of Indra, the great affirmation of life despite the inherent nature of suffering, synchronicity, magical tables, parallel dimensions, and much more.
Episode #155 can be listened to here…