New poetry or literary publications: (b)OINK, Disclaimer Magazine (UK), The Paper Street Journal (Canada), The Perch, States of the Union, Ponder Review [submission fee], and Virga [submission fee]. Please read submission guidelines before sending work to any publication.
I recently finished reading Sojourner, So to Speak by Joseph Somoza (La Alameda Press 1997) and rate it 4 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed Joseph’s way of viewing the world. Lines like “Because, October, you rain down / amnesia / on this place” I find delightful.
Also finished reading Voices To Come Home To: Poems from the Hearts of the Homeless (Tebot Bach 2006) an anthology edited by Mifanwy Kaiser. I appreciate the fearless honesty and heart in these poems that came about from a 2003 poetry project with homeless people through the Orange County Rescue Mission in Orange County, CA.