My new poem, “re: Your mother“, was published today for aaduna magazine’s National Poetry Month initiative: Four for the 4th.
It’s the second poem posted on the page (Be careful of the first poem. It has some adult language).
Check it out if you have a minute.
The poem is part of my e-pistle series that includes: “re: Your brother“, and more to come.
aaduna is a timeless exploration into words and images – is a globally read, multi-cultural, and diverse online literary and visual arts journal established in 2010. Visit http://www.aaduna.org where they put measurable actions to words.
I have a new poem called “The Upsell Artist” published today at Beautiful Losers Magazine, a great little lit mag I really like.
The subject matter is a bit racier than my usual stuff, so be warned.
If you want to check it out, please visit Beautiful Losers Magazine.
Here’s the URL if the link doesn’t work –> https://medium.com/beautiful-losers/the-upsell-artist-by-frank-mundo-67b749cbfa73#.xalsj7o31
Be sure to “like” it and share it if you can, so they invite me back in the future.
Thank you for your support. It means a lot to me.
Oh, I have another new poem coming in April — a National Poetry Month feature for aaduna magazine.
Stayed tuned for another post with more info as we approach April.
I was invited to read poetry at Occidental College a few months back. I’m not sure if this link will work, but here is a video of me reading a sestina I wrote for my brother called, “Waste of Shame”
If you want to read the poem, it was published in Angel City Review Issue 3.
According to poets.org, the sestina follows a strict pattern of the repetition of the initial six end-words of the first stanza through the remaining five six-line stanzas, culminating in a three-line envoi. The lines may be of any length, though in its initial incarnation, the sestina followed a syllabic restriction. The form is as follows, where each numeral indicates the stanza position and the letters represent end-words:
7. (envoi) ECA or ACE
The envoi, sometimes known as the tornada, must also include the remaining three end-words, BDF, in the course of the three lines so that all six recurring words appear in the final three lines. In place of a rhyme scheme, the sestina relies on end-word repetition to effect a sort of rhyme.
Honored that my new poem, “The Average Unknown” is published in the new issue of poeticdiversity.
Check it out, along with all of the great contributors in the latest issue.
Thanks to editor and writer Marie C Lecrivain for selecting my work. She does a lot of great work for writers and readers in Los Angeles and beyond.
I hope you enjoy it.