blue fifth review

The Winter 2008 issue of Sam Rasnake’s Blue Fifth Review is out and I have two poems in it, the aid worker and the mango tree. Both are special to me and I’m proud and grateful they have found such a good home. Go read the issue and enjoy the way in which Sam has put together some great pieces — BFR reminds me of what Nate Pritts said yesterday about a manuscript being “a big poem.”

Thanks, Sam!

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5 thoughts on “blue fifth review

  1. says:

    Congratulations Nic. As soon as I read it, I recognised ‘the mango tree’ as a rewrite of a poem you posted at the PFFA , ( ‘Midday’, posted 10-26-2006.)
    Your revisons are minimal but very effective.
    Good work,

  2. Thanks, David — that’s the one. I’ve been quite stubborn about sticking to it as originally conceived and executed. It’s undergone a number of submission/rejection cycles, which makes me even more grateful for Sam’s eye and endorsement.

  3. helenl says:

    Hi Nic, I noticed your poems right away, since we’d made contact justa week or so ago. I have a poem in the same section. And I emant it about sending me poems at the Dead Mule. Helen Losse

  4. Hey Helen! Loved your BFR piece. And be careful what you wish for…..

  5. helenl says:

    Nic, I’m serious. I’m full for April but would love to have poems for summer or fall. The more poets I get to know the better I like it.

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