Dead Mule, an ezine devoted to Southern writing, has greeted National Poetry Month in a resounding way. Visit this e'zine's site and lift a glass of bubbly to Southern Poetry! I will be featuring poetry editor Helen Losse's new book, Better With Friends, as soon as it comes off the press. Helen lives in Winston-Salem and was featured last year on our ncarts.org website. You may go to the archives to find her there.
From the current issue:
National Poetry Month at the Mule
April is National Poetry Month. And this year the Dead Mule has once again put together a diverse group of poets for its April issue. The Mule just keeps getting better and better, if I do say so myself.
Included in this issue (mostly in no particular order) are H. Dale Duke, who sent us a great poem; Tim Tomlinson, man of adventure, Brenda Kay Ledford, who’s annoyed by Yankees who correct her speech; S. Scott Whitaker, last in the Mule in the fall of 2007; poet and publisher Reb Livingston; Jessie Carty, who has a great new chapbook; Joseph Trombatore, a fifth generation Texan; Norman Cooper, also from Texas; Rosanne Osborne, who sent us four sonnets; Lisa Allender, a poet and actress from Atlanta and LA; Harry Calhoun, who’s in the Fundamental Mule ( so Harry was Mule before the I was a Mule); David Need, a poet and professor at Duke University; Melanie Faith, who “became southern” when she studied in Charlotte; Susan Washinsky, who entrusted the Mule with her first published poems—poems she’s tweaked for years; Corey Mesler, a poet with a famous book store; Shelby Stephenson, who sent us five poems from his new manuscript, and the third in our Poets Laureate Series, SC Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth. The South is filled with the best poets in the nation. Enjoy.
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