The wonders of modern technology never cease to amaze me.
Yesterday afternoon, I composed a haiku entitled “Apollo Beach” – which I posted around 8 p.m. last night.
Around 9 p.m., I submitted the poem, along with some other ones to an on-line poetry journal – The Artistic Muse.
At 10:30 p.m., I received word from editor Eva Xanthopoulos that the journal would be publishing “Apollo Beach” and “A Family Remembrance.”
I woke up late this morning, and around noon I checked and found the poems were already at the top of the March issue of Poehemians.
I am thirlled to have these poems accepted in the journal. In the sidebar, a “Poehemian” is defined as “a poet who does not adhere to the norm; a bohemian of poetry; a poet who is quite possibly inspired by the great Edgar Allan Poe.” I’m not sure how much my poetry has been inspired by Poe, but I found something he said (posted on the website) with which I can truly resonate.
“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence — whether much that is glorious — whether all that is profound — does not spring from disease of thought — from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.”
I want to thank Ms. Xanthopoulos and the folks at The Artistic Muse for publishing my work and adding my name to the list of contributors. I encourage you to visit their site and read the poems (and poets) they have gathered there.