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‘Jack loves Jill’ reprinted in Eunoia Review

Crook Hill, Peak District by Rick Harrison/Flickr

‘Crook Hill, Peak District’ by Rick Harrison/Flickr

And last but not least, poem #3 from my book Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer reprinted in Eunoia Review:

Jack loves Jill

but Jill doesn’t love Jack,
Jill loves Andy, who has a mustache
and works the next cubicle over,
next to the fax machine; and Andy,
when he gets up to fax his expense reports
out to the central office, smiles at Jill,
but checks out Steph,
the mail delivery girl with blonde hair and nice tits;
and Steph of course thinks that Andy is too old,
and what’s with that mustache?
This isn’t the 80s, and even if it was,
mustaches were never cool.
Maybe if he shaved it off
she’d give him a shot, a handjob
in the supply closet—but right now she’s into Bill,
who pushes the sandwich cart and drives
a red Camaro and is capital H-O-T: hot.
But Bill loves Phil, and Phil loves Kate,
and Kate loves Dave, and Dave loves
Jane, and Jane loves Pat, and Pat—
Pat hopes one day only to love himself.
His mother didn’t hold him enough as a baby,
or so the story goes.

Oh Jack and Jill walk up the hill
on their way to the company picnic,
and Jack leans in for a kiss, but Jill will have none of this
and gives him a slap, and they both lose their footing
and fall.

The human element in all of this, if you’re looking,
is in the falling.

 

This is a reprint of work originally published in Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer.

Tim Stobierski is an alumnus of the University of Connecticut’s creative writing program. A freelance writer and editor, he has interned for three summers with Yale University Press and is currently seeking a career in publishing. His first book of poetry, Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, was published in October 2012 by River Otter Press.

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‘Permaculture’ reprinted in Eunoia Review

'Home Depot 4' by BernardBoyGenius/Flickr

‘Home Depot 4’ by BernardBoyGenius/Flickr

Poem #2 in Eunoia Review: ‘Permaculture‘ — check it out! Inspired by a TV ad for The Home Depot I saw years ago…you never know when inspiration will hit haha.

Permaculture

“Let’s plant a weekend, water it, and watch a summer grow.”
–The Home Depot

But why stop there?
Let’s plant a summer and harvest
a year, till in the year
and get back a decade. It’s all
in the soil, that’s what they say;
some say the soil
is even more important
than the seeds.
So let’s take a minute—scratch that,
a second, a picosecond—a chronon
and bury it in the backyard, down
where the children play. There’s plenty
of rain here, there’s plenty
of sun. In no time at all
we’ll have an eternity,
and if we till that back in like we did with the year
we can watch the next big bang
from the comfort of our own front porch,
and the one after that while we’re lying
in bed, and the next we’ll close our eyes to—
we’ll have seen it all before.

 

This is a reprint of work originally published in Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer.

Tim Stobierski is an alumnus of the University of Connecticut’s creative writing program. A freelance writer and editor, he has interned for three summers with Yale University Press and is currently seeking a career in publishing. His first book of poetry, Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, was published in October 2012 by River Otter Press.

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‘Unleavened Love’ reprinted in Eunoia Review

'Baby Bread' by bebot/Flickr

‘Baby Bread’ by bebot/Flickr

In the coming days, three poems from my book Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer are to be reprinted in Eunoia Review. The first of the poems, ‘Unleavened Love’ went live tonight — check it out below, and be sure to check the original posting at Eunoia’s page (and pick up a copy of my book to get a copy of the original original)!

Unleavened Love

My sister couldn’t have a baby
so I made her one of bread

(I’m a baker by trade
and it was the obvious thing to do)

I mixed the dough
and let it rise
formed him into shape
fired him in the oven
and she loved that sweet-bread-baby with all her heart

She loved him like her own

But her husband
that Saturn-faced brute
in a drunken binge
raided the pantry and
finding nothing suitable to eat
turned to the crib
swallowed the baby whole

I offered to bake her another
maybe a daughter this time
but she just looked at me and cried

I don’t want another baby
I want
my baby
my child
sweet child
sweet boy

This is a reprint of work originally published in Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer.

Tim Stobierski is an alumnus of the University of Connecticut’s creative writing program. A freelance writer and editor, he has interned for three summers with Yale University Press and is currently seeking a career in publishing. His first book of poetry, Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, was published in October 2012 by River Otter Press.

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Eunoia Review to reprint three poems from my book in mid-July!

Three poems from my book, Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, will be reprinted by Eunoia Review on July 10th and 11th. As I mentioned in a previous post, Eunoia Review is an amazing online literary journal that aims to print two new pieces of writing each day, which really gives readers a lot to choose from.

The three poems that Eunoia is reprinting are “Jack Loves Jill”, “Permaculture”, and “Unleavened Love” — I’ll be sure to post a link when they’re up so you can take a look, get hooked, and then buy hundreds of copies of my book.

And if you haven’t taken the time to submit to them yet, do it! They publish a little bit of everything and are even willing to consider reprints — a great way to get the word out about your latest project!

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Eunoia Review submissions details

Eunoia Review is a great online literary magazine that recently accepted a few poems from my book Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, so I thought I’d pass along some of their submissions info!

The journal takes its name from a Greek word meaning “beautiful thinking,” and as such, it aims to share the fruits that come with beautiful thought. Publishing one to two pieces of writing on a daily basis, you’ll always be sure to find something new and exciting when you click through their pages.

And now, the submissions details:

Eunoia Review is currently accepting submissions of original, previously unpublished poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction on a rolling basis. We also accept reprints, but you must retain or have regained the rights to your work. We aim to respond to all submissions within 24 hours. In order to help us to do this, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Poetry: submit up to 10 poems in a single attachment.
  • Fiction: submit up to 15 000 words in total (single or multiple pieces).
  • Creative non-fiction: submit up to 15 000 words in total (single or multiple pieces).
  • Send in the body of an e-mail as plain text or attached as a Word document to eunoiareview[at]gmail[dot]com.
  • Include a short third-person biographical note.
  • Subject line of the e-mail should read Submission: [Genre] – [Writer’s Name].
  • We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
  • In the case of reprints, you must retain or have regained the rights to your work. Please indicate which pieces in your submission are reprints, as well as stating their publication history.

Be sure to check them out! As a lit-mag willing to publish reprints, they can be a great resource to authors trying to spread the word about their books. The poems from my book will be published in mid-July — I’ll post more details as they become available!

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