Pushcart Prize nominations

Thank you to the great  great weather for MEDIA for nominating my poem, quadratic equation, for a 2016 Pushcart Prize

I was never very good at math; in fact, it almost kept me from graduating from high school. Numbers never remain in me and it has been a language I have been hesitant to learn. Sometimes things are easier to learn when pressed into poems.

great weather for MEDIA Pushcart Nominations:

I join a list of incredible poets also published in the anthology, I Let Go of the Stars in my Hand:

Linda CampleseMy Father’s Gun  I Let Go front cover (border)
Aimee Hermanquadratic equation
Ron KolmBird and Me
Puma PerlStories from the Big Black Shoes
John W. SnyderTo the Girl Who Called Me a Faggot
John Sibley WilliamsIn the Pitch Bright Darkness


Want a taster? Here are the first few lines…

He was a cash and carry kind of man
cash business, cashed in, cashed out
carried a big, fat, American-style handgun
and he was right when he thought
it made him look tough.meant-to-wake-up-feeling-front-cover-web

– Linda Camplese 


I used my fingers longer than it was socially acceptable. I cannot recall if it’s because I clouded my brain with the smoke of drugs, but numbers and names have a difficult time remaining in me.

– Aimee Herman


I read somewhere
That Charlie Parker
Ate a rose.

– Ron Kolm

*Retrograde front cover border

William Burroughs’ untied shoelace
cracks my morning dream.

Sad as Coca Cola and a can of Pringles.

– Puma Perl


To the girl who called me a faggot
that day at Six Flags
when I decided to wear

my super-fabulous.
women’s pants
with yellow and pink animal print on them.

– John W. Snyder


What a strange music sounds
from the dead birds frozen to the wire!

– John Sibley Williams

Tonight! A Celebration of a brand new anthology

Great Weather for Media presents the first of its NYC book launch events for its brand spanking new anthology located at Parkside Lounge located at 317 E. Houston St. NYC  7-9 pm    (21+)

I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand is a fearless, dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers from across the United States and beyond. The anthology also includes an interview with John Sinclair – the legendary jazz/blues poet, former manager of the MC5, radio host, and activist.

Tonight’s line-up will feature Eric Alter, Tessa Lou Fix, Maria Gregorio, Aimee Herman, Joseph A.W. Quintela, Joe Roarty, John W. Snyder, and Luke Wiget

Hosted by the incredible David Lawton