This Poem Would Love It If You’d Pay It A Visit

I’ve got a poem up at The Blueshift Journal, and I would love it if you’d give the

A flower of the same type if not the same color, exactly, as the thousand purples I use in the poem.

A flower of the same type if not the same color, exactly, as the thousand purples I use in the poem.

journal a visit. I mean, I’d be amazingly happy if you read my poem, naturally, but you should also read all of the other poems (including one by the incomparable Emari DiGiorgio) and stories and essays and everythings, and you should also admire the journal’s impeccable sense of design — this is, in all seriousness, one of the most beautiful literary journals I’ve come across in a very long time. And after all of this reading and admiring, I’m sure you will be amazed and overwhelmed with gratitude and hope and joy by the fact that this journal was founded by and is edited by — students. As in young adults. As in teenagers. Not that that makes a difference, when it comes to the journal itself, which is impressive in and of itself, no caveats necessary. I’m just mentioning the editors’ ages because it makes me extra proud to be part of this project, which I hope gains a wide readership and a great deal of support — not only because, as a former fine arts school student, I know how important this kind of support is, but also because it’s just a very impressive accomplishment for anyone of any age.

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