Prick of the Spindle, in the newly redesigned site just up today with the new issue!
This means that even though I could never really do the tiger jump, I can be a cheerleader!
The Poetry Cheerleader is my new poetry-review column! First up is The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree, by Kevin Pilkington. I also have a couple reviews in the regular review section: Ghost, by Gaylord Brewer, and Four of a Kind, by Mark Neely.
Plus, you can read a bunch of other reviews, poems, stories, interviews, essays, and even drama, as you can see from this table of contents page! I do like the new design at Prick of the Spindle! Very easy even for somebody as click-challenged as I am. So, congratulations to editor Cynthia Reeser on all her hard work!
Now I want to tell you about a random coincidence (which, yes, is redundant, right?) involving epigraphs. Killing the Murnion Dogs, by Joe Wilkins, reviewed over in the Escape Into Life blog, begins with this quotation from Bruce Springsteen:
Everything dies, baby, that's a fact.
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back.
The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree, by Kevin Pilkington, begins with 3 epigraphs, one of which is this, by Ben Jonson:
Time will not be ours forever;
He at length our good will sever.
Spend not then his gifts in vain,
Suns that set may rise again.
Phillip Compton (EIL store artist) for the spider mums that resemble cheerleader pom pons. And to Sports Bag Blog for these silver and gold ones and fabulous advice on "How to Choose the Right Poms Poms."