I’m so happy that Book of Matches has published two of the poems from my upcoming chapbook Our Wolves. A big thank you to editors Kelli and Nicholas! These are both persona poems–one from the perspective of the wolf in the Little Red stories, the other from that of the so-called rescuer character–in this case, a woodsman.
Here is the link to “You All Been Waiting for a Wolf Confession” on page 6 and “I’m a Woodcutter, Dammit” on page 39. Here is the link so you can check out the whole issue which is chockful of good writing:
Here are screenshots of my poems for your convenience.
While I was eager to kick 2022 to the curb (as I know a lot of you were), I had news at the end of 2022 that will make 2023 a pretty grim year again. It’s about my boy Perry, and here is a link to that story.
23 responses to “New Poems Up at Book of Matches”
The “Red” poems are delightful! Thanks for sharing them and “Book of Matches.”
Thank you so much, Ellen. I love that you read them! Enjoy the issue!
Thank you, Merril!
Congratulations on the publication of your poems, and a big virtual hug for sweet Perry.
Thank you, Marie! It’s so much fun to write persona poems! I’ve been giving Perry sooooooooo many hugs and now I have an excuse to hug more!
Congratulations. If the rest of the chapbook lives up to these two poems it should be quite a read.
Thank you, Ken! There is a real variety of types in the chapbook, but it does give me a chance to be more “mouthy” hahaha.
By the way, I’m getting closer to your book (in my stack)!!!
I enjoyed the Poems but not the news about Perry
Thank you, John. I know . . .
What fun (the poems), but not about your dear Perry.
Thank you, Joy! I’m glad you enjoyed the poems. Yes, it was quite a blow about Perry :(.
Wonderful poems, Luanne. I think it’s high time we heard the wolf’s side of the story. (And prayers up for Perry.)
The wolf certainly has his opinions. Thank you re Perry!
I greatly enjoyed both of your “Little Red” poems! I’m looking forward to reading the chapbook.
Thank you, Liz! Much appreciated.
You’re welcome, Luanne!
Congratulations! Those poems make me wonder about point-of-view, as well as lying to oneself and others. I look forward to the rest of the characters’ stories!
Thank you! Yes, the things you wonder about never cease to surprise and amaze me in my relations with others.
Congratulations on those poems. I wish I had the time to read the entire publication but sadly no. But to my eye, there really is another entirely different secondary story going on in the Wolf Confession. Not sure if I am right on that.
My friend Kate Forsyth writes books that are often re-tellings of folk stories and fairytales and their basis in gothic, magical and violent true stories.
I hope Perry is coming along. I know it’s been a couple of weeks since you posted this, so I live in hope for you and that kitty-kat.