Very pleased to say that my piece Reverse Obituary has been published in the January 2020 edition of RIC Journal.
This was inspired by the desire to write an obit of sorts for Kabid and pull all the threads of his life story – i.e. pre-death and before he became The Dead Man – together; the Dead Man died long ago, and has since taken on a life of his own. But also I came across this wacky article in QZ on how envisaging one’s death can help with career goal setting…
Enjoyed the writing of this one a lot, felt the high for days. Thanks to S – as always.
Very happy to be able to write that my second suite of Dead Man poems has been published by RIC in their December 2019 edition. It’s always a thrill to see my writing in RIC Journal, and it’s especially gratifying to see the Dead Man, who RIC have been so supportive of, continuing to see in their pages.
With thanks, as always, to Saudamini.
Pleased to say that my poem Untitled (Sundown rewrite) has been published in the November 2019 edition of RIC Journal. Had more thoughts on the Sundown piece – also published in RIC, in December last year – probably wrote that around the same time of year I wrote this one – maybe it’s the light – hence the rewrite. I like this one.
Thanks, as always, to Saudamini.
Very pleased to post that my poem Crocodilian has been published in the October 2019 edition of the ever-off-centre RIC. This issue also happens to be the third (!) anniversary of the publication, and as is now customary, the anniversary comes with a theme. This time it’s the Devil and Hell, hence the subject of the poem.
Wanted to write something fun but disconcerting and which also linked back to a piece I wrote a while ago called Then God, about the daily torments of the devil.
Thanks, as usual, to S, but also congratulations on making it this far despite everything and staying true to the original vision and intentions of RIC – long may it continue.
Very pleased to say some of my Dead Man poems have been published in the September 2019 issue of the ever-unorthodox RIC.
In this set, the Dead Man considers his options, regrets his recklessness and shares his wisdom. Crossing fingers that more on the Dead Man is to come…
Thanks as always to Saudamini for giving me the time and space and support to write. Especially in light of the fact that the “Related” portion of the page on RIC looks like this:
Very pleased to report that my poem Untitled (In wait for an eclipse) has been published by RIC Journal.
Started this with the image of people in the street staring up at the sky and coupled that with Boumahra Ahmed, a town on the Oued Syebouse in Algeria. Boumahra Ahmed appeared in my iPhone’s weather app one day.
With special thanks, as always, to S.
P.S. Bonus dream.
My poem Send Flowers to Rhodes Greece has been published in the June 2019 issue of RIC. It’s always, always a pleasure to have my work find a home in the Jaipur-Paris-(!)-based journal.
With thanks as usual to my impossible friend, S.