A while back I was asked to edit issue #37 of Stylus Poetry Journal: Street/Life. This was an exciting prospect… the opportunity to assemble an issue of poetry that breathed life into the streets was irresistable. Since that time, Stylus has experienced some serious server issues, and is currently under repair. But to keep things moving, founding Stylus editor, Rosanna Licari and I have teamed up to bring you the Street/Life issue, via Another Lost Shark. The issue features twelve poets, each of them pulling us deeper into the streets & alleyways, highways and malls, that run like veins through our cities and towns. It has been a joy to work on and I hope that you find as much wisdom in these words as I did. But that’s enough from me… head on over to the Street/Life Issue and get up close and personal with this magnificent dozen:
* Reviews and other articles will be uploaded soon.
I was recently handed the editorial reigns for issue #37 of Stylus Poetry Journal. This morning, I put the finishing touches on it and handed it over to founding editor, Rosanna Licari. The issue will be titled Street/Life and it is brimming with images of equal parts beauty and decay. It features 21 poems from 12 streetwise poets: Emily XYZ, Matt Rader, Hinemoana Baker, Steve Kilbey, Jacqueline Turner, Ashley Capes, Suzanne Jones, Jeremy Balius, Amanda Joy, Andy Jackson, Jessika Tong & Max Ryan.
It will be live online as of April 1 and I ain’t fooling when I say this issue is going to whack your senses and make you want to rush out into the babble of your own streets.
Here’s a poem from one of the Street/Life poets, Amanda Joy to transport you from your computer screen into the caffeine starved streets of morning.
In all seasons,
know each other
by face, to nod,
about the stink
of sheep piss
from the trucks,
at the sky & predict
from the street
like an actress
into a role