September 12, 2019 – Thrilled to have three of my haikus, “Solace #2”, “Contentment”, and “Pyre”, up at The Elixir Magazine in their September issue. Also, I am happy to report that I have accepted the position of Poetry Co-Editor at the magazine and will be assisting Poetry Editor Maryam Quereshi in her tireless efforts to bring Elixir readers some of the most amazing verse out there. This is quite the honor, especially since I will be wrapping up my first year with Elixir in a few months as an Editor (poetry, CNF, and fiction) and Artist-in-Residence. Many thanks to Founder & Editor-in-Chief Esra AlNaggar for the opportunity and all her support!
August 19, 2019 – Untitled haiku poem (a.k.a. “Drowning Sorrow”) was broadcast today at Poetry Pea in their August “Haiku Pea” podcast (“synesthesia” episode). Excited for the continued run (since May 2019) on the show with works scheduled for September (‘flowers’ episode) and October (‘spirits’ episode). Many thanks to Patricia for the encouragement, feedback, and constant support!
August 12, 2019 – Thrilled to announce that along with having my short story “Windows” and three haiku poems (“The Story of Us”, “Stop & Recalibrate”, and “Moment of Clarity”) reprinted in Alien Buddha Zine’s November Issue (#12), I will also be “Featured Artist of the Month” at their WordPress site. Rounding off the year properly, I would say!
August 7, 2019 – Haiku poem, “Deathbed”, was accepted today as an untitled piece to be featured at Poetry Pea in their October “Haiku Pea” podcast (“Spirits” episode). Excited for the continued run (since May 2019) on the show. Many thanks to Patricia for the encouragement, feedback, and constant support!
August 6, 2019 – Six haiku (“With Blinders On”, “Muse’s Compact”, “Man in Your Mirrors”, “Poetry Slam”, “Last Dance”, and “Writer’s Block”) published today at Cajun Mutt Press! Enjoying the residency very much! Working on some original pieces for the next couple of months. Thank you, again, CMP for the 2019 Best of the Web nomination for poem “little deaths”!
July 26, 2019 – Haiku poem, “Hope”, was accepted today as an untitled piece to be featured at Poetry Pea in their September “Haiku Pea” podcast (“Flowers” episode). Excited for the continued run (since May 2019) on the show. Many thanks to Patricia for the encouragement, feedback, and constant support!
July 22, 2019 – Three haiku (“The Story of Us”, “Stop & Recalibrate”, and “Moment of Clarity”) that were previously published at Cajun Mutt Press were accepted for reprint today at Alien Buddha Zine for November 2019 publication (Issue #12). Always excited to be included in ABZ with the whole talented lot they always seem to deliver on a monthly basis. Per usual, many thanks for Cajun Mutt Press for originally publishing and supporting my work!
July 3, 2019 – Thrilled to report that the haiku “The Man in Your Mirrors” has been accepted for publication at Outcast Magazine. Publication date TBD.
“Out and proud” to be a part of the ongoing narrative!!!
Outcast is a lgbtq+ literary magazine based in South Asia. Outcast aims to bring change via sharing stories, poetry and art that thrust narratives from a local context into the limelight and allow people to understand better and start a conversation that can lead to change.
July 2, 2019 – Seven haiku (“Truce”, “Newborn Credos, “Five-Fold Kiss”, “Stop and Recalibrate”, “Moment of Clarity”, “The Story of Us”, and “Longing”) featured at Cajun Mutt Press today! Many thanks to CMP and J.D. Casey IV for all their support!!!