A Published (Poe)t – Beyond This Blog

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.

Edgar Allan Poe



“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.


(image of Edgar Allan Poe from Sandra Fuiten in Edgar Allan Poe)

10 thoughts on “A Published (Poe)t – Beyond This Blog

  1. CONGRATULATIONS, I think this is so cool. FWIW, I have never heard of such a quick editorial response. I have endured a computer crash today due to my own clumsiness (spilled coffee, and I hardly EVER even DRINK coffee!) and probably lost everything on my hard drive which I had not backed up for over a year. SO, your good news cheered me up, and whenever I have a computer again (I’m writing this on a borrowed one) I hope to read more from you!

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