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New anthology, new poems and a book update

Life has been insanely busy and I've been neglecting Modern Confessional. Here's a short update with some exciting news. First, Kodac Harrison and I have edited the fifth and final (for us, anyway)  Java Monkey Speaks poetry anthology, which will be available later this month from Poetry Atlanta Press. This edition features fantastic work from Jericho Brown, Patricia Smith, Theresa Davis, Natasha Trethewey, Karen Head, Agnes Meadows, Amena Brown and many, many more. The book will be officially launched on Sunday, June 17, at 8 p.m. during Java Monkey Speaks at the famed Decatur coffee house. Many of the featured poets will be reading their contributions. Come see us!

I am also thrilled that two new poems – "Fencing" and "The Armory (Atlanta, 1990)" – are forthcoming in Wussymagazine. This LGBTQ+ art and culture magazine is fierce, funny and in-your-face. The issue will be launched on June 28. You can find out more at this link.

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