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Slant’s 16th Dysfunctional Batch is now live with three poems by Rachel Contreni Flynn.

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O.P.W. Fredericks has posted a wonderful review of my chapbook, Inside Bone There’s Always Marrow, to his blog: Fredericks’ Reflections.

Excerpt from the review: For me, a successful poem must tell a story so convincingly that I am transported to within its borders to feel, taste, and experience the events portrayed, as much as I must come to know the characters through the skill of the poet’s pen. Such were my travels into the world of four generations of a matriarchal bloodline created by Rachel Mallino.

Also, Weave Magazine has nominated my poem “The Arrow of Time” from their second issue, to Open Thread, who are presently putting together a collection of the best regional work to come out of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia between October 2008 and October 2009.

Woo-hoo!!

Happy Friday.  I’m making yummy egg salad for lunch and there is a roast in the slow cooker!!

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Nasally

I think this state has something against me.  I’ve experienced the worst allergies since living here and I’m currently miserable with them.  Rag-weed. Pollen. Grass. The Devil’s Bush. Stone Wash. Milk Bone. Laced Ivy.  Just kidding.  I made most of that shit up.

I happened across a blog the other day that took note of two poems I read for Linebreak.  She said they were “well-read”, but in one of the poems I lost steam at the last line.  An interesting thing that is – having someone critique your reading skills.  I’ve never read in front of an audience, my only experience with reading poems to/for the public has been for Linebreak.  I hate the sound of my own my voice, but I do love reading for them.

Dear Joe Lieberman: suck it.

I’m half way through writing one poem.  The first in months.

Pass the tissues.

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