I’m pleased to be able to report that my poem The Dead Man’s Unpaid Debt has been published in the October 2020 edition of RIC Journal.
This piece continues the Dead Man project, which has also, over time, become a RIC project – actually, I don’t know that any other publication has published any Dead Man…
Anyway, because it is also a RIC project, it means that regardless of how much – or little – I’m writing in a month, I am obliged to track the path of the Dead Man. Seeing where he ends up, and how, the mischief he makes, the lies he tells, is always a delight. For this I am very thankful to S.
My poem Untitled (Daydream of the Dead Man) has been published in the September 2020 edition of the extraordinary RIC Journal. The Dead Man feeds stray cats and daydreams about escaping all of this – like the rest of us.
Give to your rowdy boys doves for pets
No, a couple of glittering peacocks
With thanks, as always, to S.
I have new Dead Man in the August 2020 edition of the enigmatic RIC Journal.
The Dead Man waits. The gods sip tea. The pandemic continues.
With thanks as always to S.
My poem The Video of the Dead Man has been published in the July 2020 edition of RIC Journal.
The Dead Man waves. The pandemic continues.
With thanks as always to S.
So the Dead Man is finally dying, dies, dead… my piece The Dead Man’s Death has been published in the June 2020 edition of RIC Journal.
I hope you like this one – it was a nice one to write, appeared in my head and simply needed to be set down, adjusted a little, polished and then sent.
Thanks as always to Saudamini.
My piece The Dead Man’s Gun has been published in the May 2020 edition of the ever-mysterious RIC Journal.
The Dead Man shifts and shakes based on mood or the position of the stars – I’m never sure where I will find him or where he will end up, especially in the era of the virus. It is always a thrill to have his deeds and wanderings appear in RIC – thanks to Saudamini, as always.
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.