Swan Song

Out now, on Amazon, is the final collection of poetry from Jay Sizemore. This collection I have been working on for most the past two years, with a big chunk of the work written and revised during the month of April. The collection focuses on guns and gun violence, with poems responding directly and indirectly to shootings and their correlating politics. There is also the theme of nature running through the book, as a way of contrasting the violence of the human condition. In total, the book runs 136 pages, and is priced extremely low for a collection of this size, at just 10 dollars. Please consider picking one up.

An Almost-Prize-Winner available online now

The winners and finalists for the Nancy D. Hargrove Editor’s Prize are available to read now at Jabberwock Review’s website. They have been made available as a preface to the print issue releasing next month. Please make your way over and check out the great work from the writers. My poem “How to know if God exists” is a finalist, a piece that relates poignantly to the anniversary of September 11th, 2001. Please check it out and let me know what you think. And congratulations to the winners and other finalist, whose poems are all excellent.

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New publishing news

I had some work appear this month at the online journal In Between Hangovers. They published three of my poems, which can be found online now in their archives. I also have two poems forthcoming from their sister publication, Your One Phone Call. Many thanks to the staff for sharing some of my work.

In my other endeavor, the new Murder of Crow Hollow 19 released this month on the 19th. It features stunning work from eleven talented poets. Please take a moment to read through the issue,and if anything moves you,feel free to let the artist know about it.Everyone could use a little more encouragement in their lives.

 

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Contest finalist placement!

I was delighted to learn recently that my poem “How to know if God exists” was chosen as a finalist for the Nancy D. Hargrove editor’s prize from Jabberwock Review. It will appear in their next issue, printed in September. This journal is put together by Mississippi State University. My thanks to the editors and the judge for this wonderful opportunity. Congratulations to the other finalists and the winners.