Cogswell COG

COG magazIne from Cogswell Polytechnical College in San Jose is a remarkably designed multimedia extravaganza. Readings, writings, videos. And Lemony Snicket. Very big thanks to Soma Mei-Sheng Frazier and the hard-working cogs for including three of my poems in Issue 3.

december already

Looking over the Spring/Summer issue of the resurrected lit magazine december, a thing of beauty. Founded in 1958, it’s featured a lot of big names (like Raymond Carver, Donald Barthelme, and Philip Levine) and a steady diet of good reading. Congratulations and thanks to Gianna Jacobson and company for bringing this fine magazine back.

Oh yeah, I have two new poems in there.

For A Little While – stories by Rick Bass

Stories don’t get any better than these. Maybe his oil geologist background has something to do with the way so much lies under a deceptively calm surface.

Rick Bass is an American writer and an environmental activist.

Source: For A Little While

‘I have terminal cancer. And I’m dying in a yearish.’ – LA Times

A heartbreakingly unsentimental piece by Melinda Welsh, long-time editor of the Sacramento News & Review, on her illness and its brutal implications. Thank you to an impressive woman who shows the deep bravery of honesty.

The enormity of the news didn’t sink in fully, not at first, even after my doctor uttered the words: “I’m sorry, we did find cancer.” My husband, Dave, and I had only the faintest sense that evening that our lives had been hijacked forever.

Source: ‘I have terminal cancer. And I’m dying in a yearish.’ – LA Times