Friday, June 22, 2012

Recent Adventures in Print/Online

Emerge Literary Journal, Summer 2012

Busy, busy, busy...too busy to update my blog as much as I'd like, but here we go.  I kicked off June with a poem published in Emerge Literary Journal, edited by Ariana Den Bleyker.  It is a superb print issue of emerging and established poets alike.  You can check it out and buy a copy here:

I also have a few poems up at an interesting new web publication, Absinthe Revival--you can check out my poems and the great work of other poets here:

The wonderful online publication CARNIVAL has launched its second issue, including two of my poems in its pages.  I am surrounded by so many great writers in this issue!  I highly recommend it...

 My poem "Child Actors" is in the newly published spring edition of Poetry Quarterly.  Great work abounds in this issue as well--tons of it!  You can check out the online version and/or purchase a print copy of it here:

 I'm also looking forward to publications in Pyrokinection, Misfits' Miscellany, The Electric Poet and vox poetica.  A new print publication out of the UK, The Alarmist, will be publishing a poem of mine in their debut issue this summer.   Last but certainly not least, I am hotly anticipating the publication of issue five of Electric Windmill Press, edited by my pal Brian Le Lay, a terrific poet in his own right who runs such a wonderful magazine.  EWP will also be publishing my second chapbook of poetry, release date TBD.  I'll keep you posted!!!  You can check out Electric Windmill's website here:

There will be more to report, but I thought I'd throw in a few recent tidbits...happy reading and writing!!!!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Some More Recent Appearances

Red Fez:

Modus Operandi:

Our Day's Encounter:

Slit Your Wrists Magazine:

Recent Appearances

It has been a busy few months.  Time to update the blog?  Indeed.  I'll start with some recent publications of mine.  I'd like to thank the editors of these fine magazines for including my work!!!!!!

Gutter Eloquence Issue #21:

Underground Voices:

Lush (from Rufous Press):


Gutter Eloquence Issue #20:

...more to come!

Drunk Monkeys Volume Two

I'm very pleased to have two poems in Drunk Monkey's second anthology, available as an e-book for Kindle.  Buy/download a copy and enjoy.  Drunk Monkeys is a really cool publication, and I'm happy to contribute!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Burn through Today Available Now!

I am thrilled to announce the release of my chapbook "Burn through Today" from Flutter Press.  It's a small collection of a dozen poems written over the past year.  It includes an amazing cover design by Daniel Cuesta (from a painting by Charlotte San Juan) and wonderful blurbs from poets John Swain, Ande and Jenny Enochsson.  You can purchase a copy here:

Review: The Insomnia Poems by Harry Calhoun

Harry Calhoun, poet and editor of the magazine Pig in a Poke, is a man of eloquent words established in orderly, brilliant verses. This is evident in his recent chapbook, The Insomnia Poems (2011, Flutter Press). In this volume, he writes of the brutish nuisance that is sleeplessness with tremendous fearlessness and aplomb, musing on his life and his inability to meet the sandman in the lonesomeness of the night. His companion is his beloved dog Alex as he wades through the poetry of pain within those three and four a.m. hours and the absence of all other life to accompany him, with reflections on death and solitude more visual and well articulated than most contemporary poets. In the poem "Out of My Hands" he writes:

"It is a stupid fact/of life and it is yours and is written, defined/that nothing is your fate or will allow you/blessed sleep. It is diabolical, forbidden/black brackish milk laced with forbidden brandy/that tastes of decay and stomach cramps, and/like the blazing slack stare of this 3 a.m.,/will never allow you to rest. It is your/fate and the freefall lack of sustenance./It is the eternal hunger with no food."

Nothing for this reviewer comes closer to that horrid wee-small hour feeling that one cannot sleep, and the poems of this chapbook collection speak better than any I've read of its scourge and its sad moments of enlightenment.

You can order a copy of The Insomnia Poems here: