Ah, these wonderful early weeks of summer, when the sap is still running a bit high but the temperature is not, and your world is a relatively serene place, if you let it be. For June 2018’s Poem of the Month, we give you a gently evocative piece, perfect for the first month of summer, A Sense of Scent, by Gregg Dotoli. It’s liberating.
Here we are in May already—the end of spring, but not yet summer. Everything still green and temperate, but on the brink of change. For May, we give you a lovely little poem for a lovely month: When we meet in green by Meg Smith. A concise work, effused with poignant musings and gently evocative images. A pleasure to read.
What a surreal thing this is, this first day of April—Easter and a fool’s day and time for our Poem of the Month. A trifecta to be celebrated! And so we give you an appropriate poem for the day: Wooden Walls by Robert Beveridge, a work detailed and dreamlike, curious and quirky. Perfect for April 1st. Enjoy!
If you’ve ever speculated on the tortuous process of becoming a workaday American prophet, consider Joseph Felser’s poem, “How You Take It.” A detailed, and sometimes gory (just like the old gods like it) cinematic fable, the piece deftly reassures the reader that our ancient myths never truly die, they are just retooled for our modern age. Enjoy!
Ah, February—the Month of Love! What Valentine’s memories do you hold dear? Our Poem of the Month opens up that old shoe-box of romantic souvenirs, and dumps them all out on the bed—for you viewing pleasure. Mementos Amoris! Take a lascivious peek at the Starlet on Her Deathbed, by Anonymous Marlowe. Maybe you’ll see something that looks familiar.
We are starting the New Year off with a thoughtful little poem that in turn celebrates and observes the cold truth of an industrious deity: “Pongo” by Warren Andrle. A succinct little work that gracefully tackles the larger issue of a One True God. Worth a read.
And so we welcome 2018! May all our readers and contributors enjoy a prosperous, blessed year ahead.
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We have moved our previous Poems of the Month (Years 2010 through 2016) to our Subsynchronous Press Archives site, which you may link to here: subsyncarchives.wordpress.com
2016 will be moved soon.
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We are NOW open to submissions for both Veil: Journal of Darker Musings and our online Poem of the Month Series. See Submission Guidelines for Details.
As the year winds down, and the holiday get-togethers with family and friends are gearing up, what better time than this for self-reflection—to rest and ground yourself in the quiet place found in the eye of the storm, so to speak. For our last Poem of the Month for 2017, we present Like a Wave by V. Fay. Pensive and full of evocative imagery; enjoy.
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To all our readers and contributors: We wish you a safe and very Happy Holidays, and an optimistic New Year’s! Oh, and submissions will open again in January; I’ll post when they do, so keep an eye out.