Albatross #20 now available

I just posted Albatross #20 at the main site.  The print issue will be out within the next couple of weeks.

There are some amazing poems in this issue.  Some of my favorites include William Keener’s and Lyn Stefenhagens’s.  I hope you enjoy these poems as much as I have.  And the cover art is awesome as well.  While visiting my son in Gainesville, we went to a party at an art gallery, and the owner was selling this woodcut as a card.  I asked him if I could use it for #20, and voila!

I have found other works of art this way.  Another of my favorites, the cover for #10, was done by a professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.  We were sitting next to each other at Dunn Brothers Coffee House, and he was sketching these cool abstract pieces.  Again, I boldly asked to use the artwork, and this is how it came to be on the cover.  This cover for #10, by the way, was featured in the 1998 (I think it was) Poet’s Market.


  1. Kathleen Kirk said,

    April 7, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Gainesville, Florida?! I lived there as a child!

  2. April 7, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Wow! That was a quickly posted comment. Do you have an RSS feed? The journal was based in Gainesville for its first 9 years. We had it printed at Target Copy Center (at corner of 13th and University: this shopping center, by the way (where Goering’s Bookstore was), has been eliminated! They are building a church I’ve heard. So when were you in Gainesville?

  3. Joan Colby said,

    June 16, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Just discovered your blog via twitter–I like it. And also #20–my favorites Linda King, William Keener (I love the way each image resonants with its follower), Andy Roberts, and Michael Shorb (his contrarian persona reminds me of our “Viking” cousins up in Grand Marais, MN–a different perspective from my own, but then I don’t count on that deer for my winter’s meat supply).
    The contents of Albatross vividly reflect my own world-view (don’t you hate words like “world-view”–but at the moment I can’t think of a better phrase).

  4. Kathleen Kirk said,

    June 24, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Answering late: I was in Gainesville from 9 months old to 5 years old, when my dad taught there, so long ago that there was an actual alligator mascot in an actual pool on the campus.

    Writing now to share the good news that my chapbook, “Living on the Earth,” which had been a runner-up in your Anabiosis Press contest when it was called “Living on the Moon” is now revised and the winner of an honorable mention in the Finishing Line Press New Women’s Voices competition. As a finalist, it will be published in 2010! It contains the poems “Resurrection on the 4th of July” and “The End of the Garden,” which you published in Albatross, for which I thank you! You are already credited in the manuscript!!

  5. blacksmythfilms said,

    December 4, 2011 at 5:19 am

    I remember when you asked about the wood cut out!

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