Archive for February, 2011

Etch and Blur

Posted in poetry, Stuff I assume other people care about with tags , , , , , , on 2011/02/18 by jamiejthomas

My first collection is no longer “out there” trying to find a home. It has been taken. Beyond excited. It’ll be so nice to let go of it, finally put it to bed, move on to the next, see it in print. Been a long time coming. It’ll be out in the Fall of 2011.

Details forthcoming. Soon. Swear. Hot damn!




The Michigan Poet

Posted in Lit Mags, Lit Mags that don't suck, poetry, Stuff I assume other people care about with tags , , , on 2011/02/07 by jamiejthomas

I am a Michigan Poet, in that I am a poet and I am from and currently spend my time in Michigan (for better or worse). So it makes sense that my work might be featured here. I sent them work not so much b/c I fit the criteria of the project, but b/c I think it is a very cool project and I wanted to be a part of it.

The Michigan Poet, like many other “lit mags” or outlets for Lit, is embracing our online virtual-constant-ness–our penchant for being plugged in. However, they are also interested in community, creating broadsides of a single featured poet per/month and plastering them all over Michigan, and in places off the beaten-poetry-path: in businesses, schools, etc. There is something so 1960s (in a very good way)–or 1760s for that matter–about posterizing/pamphleting towns in service of spreading the word to the masses; in this case the word is “poetry.”

For a taste of what they do, follow this link. I’ve got work up there for The Michigan Poet‘s first anniversary double issue–click the pics once you arrive.