Friday, December 10, 2010

7.2.2 or new issue teaser #2

Before getting to the teaser for the next issue, I want to direct you to the Ninth Letter website and more specifically to the new Featured Writer, Genine Lentine, who asks, "How does a poem change in memory?" It's fantastic. Check it out.

Ok. Every day we get closer and closer to the release of the new fall/winter 10-11 issue (vol. 7, no. 2) issue. This issue has a lot of cool pieces from writers like, Jedediah Berry, Mary Miller, Peter Orner, D.A. Powell, and Margot Singer, among many others. Today's teaser is an excerpt from Charlotte Pence's poem "Bardo."

My childhood chore was to shoo away the two ghosts Dad didn't like: Grimekle and Had. Had stole oil from our Oldsmobile, streaked his cheeks with until the car burned dry and caught fire. Grimekle tramped through the garden after hard rains, making the dirt rocky, useless. He would machete down Dad's cornstalks as soon as they reached four feet tall, forcing Dad to stop writing his letters to ex-bosses, come outside with pencil paused over clipboard, yell about my neglect -- everything hulking around mid-sentence.

The fall/winter 10-11 (vol. 7, no. 2) issue will be available in a couple weeks, then you'll be able to read the rest of "Bardo." To make sure you get as soon as it's available, sign up for a subscription today. Also, don't forget we are running our Holiday Sale, where you get an extra issue added to your subscription, so you get 3 issues instead of just 2. To get the special, head over to the webstore and type "Holiday Sale" in the special instructions box.

As always, thanks for reading!

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