Trying New Thangs.

I sent a poem off to a fledgling market (one first) because I sold a poem to a different magazine started by the same editor, and thought “You know, it would be cool to be in the first issue of something!”

Through The Gate hopes to launch in August, and when it does, will be publishing my poem “Things you would pack when taken hostage.”

Which is cool and fabulous. The new thing most interesting, though, was actually step two–editor Mitchell Hart asked if I could do a recording of the poem.

I’ve recorded lots of music, vocal tracks, so I know how I want to approach things, but I haven’t practiced doing readings.

How does one read free verse? Especially when it’s a pragmatic, unflowery poem… I’m hoping it sounds fun!