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Two poems by John Oliver Simon over at riverbabble are excellent examples of how to deftly mix the mundane with the sensational or sublime. Also, I love poems about grandparenting. I'd love to read more, particularly from grandfathers. The issue also features pieces by Bay Area writers Sharon Coleman and Cassandra Dallett.
Issue 16 of Redactions: Poetry, Poetics, & Prose is available. John and I both have poems featured, along with a bunch of other amazing writers. Editor Tom Holmes always puts together lovely issues. Highly recommend.
In other news, there are some reviews rolling in for Braiding the Storm. The book is doing really well with its Goodreads rating.