I woke up this morning to see Flashlight City Blues had been listed as one of the top 25 poetry blogs on the internet by Feedspot Blog Reader.
The qualifications were:
- Google reputation and Google search ranking.
- Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
- Quality and consistency of posts.
- Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review.
You can check out the article and the other winners here.
Thank you, Feedspot, for the recognition!
This is one of my favorite songs ever. The connectivity of the verses is brilliant, and more than anything it’s this great howl that it’s okay to be exactly who you are. I hope you guys enjoy. This song changed my life.
I’ve always wanted to do something like this, so I’m going to start light. I like writing at someone else’s prompt. I used to hate it, but after writing a lot of poems you start to learn your own tricks and themes and sometimes it feels like you’re writing the same poems again and again. (Good chance to write something completely outside of your comfort zone, in my opinion.)
Anyways, I would like to say, if anyone is interested, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me a little bit about the poem you would like for me to write. Could be just one word, a theme, a style, anything is fine. Just give me some kind of prompt. I am going to choose my five favorites and mail out poems to those folks. I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with and see how this goes. I’ll keep it open for one week! So send your requests on over! This should be fun.
Please include your mailing address! Can’t wait!
Bringing back my old lit mag/ art site, Guerrilla Graffiti. Looking for submissions of all kinds! Find details……..HERE!
I was lucky enough to recently be featured in a Denver Post piece called Poetry Now, highlighting Colorado poets and their works. Take a second to check it out here!
There is a Q&A and a video of me performing my poem “threehundredmillionmilesperhour”
Several other very talented poets were featured in this as well. I highly recommend checking them all out.
I recently put in an application to volunteer time each week to chatting with people on a crisis website i.e. folks contemplating suicide, struggling with depression and other mental health issues, or just looking for someone to talk to. This is me reaching out asking you to help me reach my goal of $250 to help pay for my training. Any donation and any share is more than appreciated. Thank you all for your time and helping me to have this opportunity to give back to those in need.
To donate click HERE.
“IMAlive is the world’s first virtual crisis center. It is the world’s first crisis center where 100% of the volunteers are trained in crisis intervention. In the first year since the launch IMAlive has helped thousands of people in crisis.”
If you yourself are interested in becoming a volunteer, you can find more info here.
Not my usual poetry, but my friends and I recently made a short comedy film called “Bromance,” parodying cologne and perfume commercials. Written and directed by Kate Kelly. Starring myself, Logan Custer, Kevin Lynam on vocals. Shawn Sloan camera work and special recognition to Grace Job. Check it out:
If you enjoyed this, take a second and follow our youtube page. We will be releasing more comedy videos in the future!