Send us your poetry for POET OF THE WEEK consideration. Click here for submission guidelines.
Eric Evans is a writer and musician from Buffalo, New York with stops in Portland, Oregon and Rochester, New York where he currently resides. His work has appeared in Artvoice, decomP magazinE, Tangent Magazine, Posey, Xenith Magazine, Anobium Literary Magazine,, Pemmican Press, Remark and many other publications and anthologies. He has published eight full collections and three broadsides through his own small press, Ink Publications, in addition to a broadside through Lucid Moon Press. He is the editor of The Bond Street Review as well as the proud recipient of the 2009 Geva Theatre Center Summer Academy Snapple Fact Award.
The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Eric Evans and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
This Is Where I Was Going To Write About A Camus Quote
This is where I was going to write
This is where I was going to wax
This is where Elliott Smith enters the picture.
This is where I’m listening to
This is where Elliott’s friends
This is where I assumed that I’d see him
This is where I acknowledge that next
And this is where I finally make
Steve De France
Steve De France is a widely published poet, playwright and essayist both in America and in Great Britain. His work has appeared in literary publications in America, England, Canada, France, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, India, Australia, and New Zealand. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry in both 2002, 2003 & 2006. Recently, his work has appeared in The Wallace Stevens Journal, The Mid-American Poetry Review, Ambit, Atlantic, Clean Sheets, Poetry Bay, The Yellow Medicine Review and The Sun. In England he won a Reader’s Award in Orbis Magazine for his poem "Hawks." In the United States he won the Josh Samuels’ Annual Poetry Competition (2003) for his poem: "The Man Who Loved Mermaids." His play THE KILLER had it’s world premier at the GARAGE THEATER in Long Beach, California (Sept-October 2006). He has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Chapman University for his writing. Most recently his poem "Gregor’s Wings" has been nominated for The Best of The Net by Poetic Diversity. Visit Steve on the web here: www.stevedefrance.com
The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Steve De France and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Preface to the Avenue of Souls
Before the last black crow struggles
let us sit quietly
on what solid ground
Give me your hand—it trembles so