Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Poem up at "Qarrtsiluni"

One of my poems is up at the online journal, Qarrtsiluni. For months, they've been publishing work on the theme of Economy. A darker poem of mine will also be published shortly, but for now, you can enjoy the more humorous poem, "Collective," by going here. You can even hear me read it, if you're so inclined.

I got to the office early and decided to be big and brave and listen. It wasn't too bad. Ever since I was a child, listening to my voice on the tape recorder, I've always felt repelled when I heard my voice. But I guess 40 some odd years of listening to it has given me a certain fondness for it, even though I'd change it if I could. I'm getting to that midlife age where I'm just happy if body parts are still working--at a certain point, one knows how many ways the body can go wrong, and likely will go wrong, if we live long enough.

Qarrtsiluni is such a cool online journal, and I've thought that long before they published my work. They show the possibilities that exist for an online journal that paper journals can't match: recordings, collaborations, links, art that would be too expensive to print on paper. They've got a call for submissions posted now--if you're an artist, go check it out on the right sidebar when you link to my poem.


Shefali Shah Choksi said...

cute poem! cool online journal.

Chum said...

You have a great voice. Thoroughly enjoyed the poem and hearing you again.

Karen J. Weyant said...

This is one of my favorite journals! Great poem.

Kristin said...

Thanks everyone, for navigating over to the journal and for your kind words about my poem (and my voice!).