Wednesday, December 8, 2010

On "Publish Me" by Eric Blanchard, "Classified #10" by Benjamin C. Krause, and "My Turn" by Erin Murphy ****

"Publish Me" is another poem resting on a single metaphor used quite adroitly--in this case, a sexual being. Nice, funny thoughts, this one puts into play. Read the poem here at Oak Bend Review.

Years ago, a teacher of mine had us write wanted ads. It was an interesting exercise, but few of ours were as interesting as hers. We were, by nature, much closer to beginners. Mine, I'm sure was overwrought, attempting for something big. And yet, simple is often better. Krause's "Classified #10" does just that--keeps to the basics and suggests something profound and wonderful and sad. Read the poem here at Boston Literary Magazine.

Erin Murphy's "My Turn" spins off another poem--her turn at doing Dylan Thomas's "Do Not Go Gently," and a fantastic turn it is. I don't know if I'll ever savor candy without thinking of this poem from here on. Read it here, also at Boston Literary Magazine.

5 comments:

Benjamin said...

Those are some great poems. Thanks for helping me discover them.

Short Story Reader said...

Glad you liked the poems. I don't feature much poetry on the blog, so when I do, I'm very much a fan of them. They spoke to me somehow.

Eric Blanchard said...

How strange it is to run across a mention of my poem here. I'm flattered to be sure. Thanks.

Short Story Reader said...

Yep. And look for some more poetry later this month.

b1b2d012-abda-11e0-822d-000bcdcb2996 said...

Echoing Eric's comment, I'm really flattered to have come upon this. I almost never do a web search for my name, but I have a poem coming up in Gargoyle #57 (a really good magazine) and wanted to see whether it'd be career-ruining for someone to search for me. Anyway, thanks.