First Poems of 2019 Published This Past Week

My poem “How to Create a Family Myth” has been published in  Volume 6 of the esteemed literary magazine, The American Journal of Poetry Many thanks to editor Robert Nazarene for taking this piece.

This prose poem belongs in Kin Types: it’s about Kalamazoo and my grandfather’s stories.

This is the house in the poem:

Additionally, I discovered a cool journal called Defuncted that takes poems that were published in literary journals that are now defunct. They published four poems in one collection and then a fifth poem is separate because it had unusual formatting. I love the photos they put with the poems, too.

You can find the collection here at Collection of Poems by Luanne Castle

To find the uniquely formatted poem, check out Serotonin

If you recall I made a publication goal for myself this year. So The American Journal of Poetry and Defuncted are one and two on my 2019 list.


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43 responses to “First Poems of 2019 Published This Past Week

  1. Congratulations–again–Luanne!
    I’ve had two stories and one poem published this month, and one rejection. But I haven’t submitted anything else recently. . .

  2. Congratulations, Luanne! A great way to start the year with a bang! 🙂

  3. Wow! It’s only January 7 and you have already accomplished some goals. Yay!

  4. Many congratulations Luanne, an early success to your creative year! I particularly loved A Bone Elegy.

  5. This is so wonderful! Many congratulations ❤️😀

  6. Super congrats, Luanne – what a way to start the new year!! Keep it up!!

  7. Powerful writing Luanne! I feel I want to go away and be quiet while I digest them. Well done on the first two publications already. I knew you would do it quickly 🙂

  8. Well done. A good start

  9. Well done, Luanne. I read through many of your lovely poems. What a treat! I especially like the one of Leah, Luanne, and the lake.

  10. Congratulations! And how cool is Defunct? Nice to have a journal resurrecting (reissuing?) poems! 🙂

  11. Congrats on all these publications! I recall those Black Boot repubs. What a great idea to republish poems from defunct journals!

  12. Congratulations 😀
    Very well deserved!

  13. Woohoo! Congratulations! And thank you for sharing this good news — it’s inspiring! (I think I used too many exclamation points!) 😉

  14. Hooray! and congratulations, Luanne. That is wonderful. So glad for you!

    • Thank you, Theresa!

      • 🙂 I am trying recently to take a moment on a day when I receive an acceptance just to remind myself this is a day that does not come often, and to enjoy the feeling of having my work recognized by an external party. It’s so easy for me to rush on, forward, ever forward, seeking the next acceptance, the next publication. You are probably more thoughtful than me! Again, congratulations, and well-deserved! 🙂

  15. It’s marvelous, Luanne! Thanks for sharing it here. Hugs.

  16. gorgeous head shots (from you next blog post)! You look soooo glamorous!
    .. and I just got around to purchasing Kin Types (finally!), it’s coming in the mail this week, I’ll bring it with me in hopes of an autograph next week! ha!

  17. So cool, Luanne! You are so innovative in where you send. Congrats!

  18. Wonderful, Luanne! Congratulations! I also love that photo. It’s absolutely marvelous and tells a story.

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