Some poems that the late poet, editor, and professor Kim Bridgford accepted for Mezzo Cammin are up--now re-accepted by editor Anna Evans. Thanks to her and the journal!
Here are titles and first lines to entice you to fly HERE...
The Maiden-Saint of France
While still a child I was a thing men fear,
The fire-struck one who has the ears to hear
The Watering Place
We wished the stream to be alive, as rinsed
And quick as a twisting blue rill of thought.
Far Away Long Ago
The world’s as rust as blood, as white
As sperm, as black as ebony—
The crown springs from his skull to say
That all his rule is flowering
"Far Away Long Ago" and "Stellate" are from "Seven Triolets for the King of Finisterre," a series written for painter Graham Ward, a friend in the U.K. Here is his "King of Finisterre":
13 July: Novels aren't meant to be bowdlerized by agents and publishers and "sensitivity readers" who act like bossy committee members! May your friend stand strong and maintain the book as he dreamed it to be. As he made it to be. I send him good wishes, whoever he is...9 July: I recently used Moby Dick as an example of why writers shouldn't use "beta readers." Just think what they would have done to that book! It is great and weirdly holy in both energies and essence.