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“Learning to Drive” to Appear in Underground Voices: 2013 Print Anthology

June 5, 2013

“Underground Voices, which for my money is one of the best zines for cutting-edge, subversive, urban fiction…” —Joe Clifford, Author of Junkie Love

"Learning to Drive" to Appear in Underground Voices Anthology, December 2013

Learning to Drive” to Appear in Underground Voices Print Anthology, Dec. 2013

I had a nice online chat with artist/poet/writer/reviewer Rachel J. Fenton, who offered me some free wisdom: she could only be who she was, and she wouldn’t be “branded.” I took that to mean I, too, could mix it up: write about baby bottles with curdling milk one day—a white pebble promise from a clear plastic vial the next. In literature, they used to call it diversity.

In this Lit Game I am “Learning to Drive,” got hundreds more names I still need to earn. And if tomorrow I go back to playing Scrabble, all counter-clock wise, then at least I know them times behind counters paid off: Smiling, I serve you “cutting-edge, subversive, urban fiction.”

I’ll make a stanza sensitive tomorrow.

"Learning to Drive" to Appear in Underground Voices Print Anthology

Publication Notes: Special thanks to the editors of Underground Voices, Cetywa Powell and Jim Tucker for digging through the Red Ghost Slush Pile with a tweezer.  Michael, Meg, Stephanie, Evan: Saturday detention was a blast!  And at the risk of dating myself, “It was a banner fuckin’ year at the old Bender family…smoke up Johnny!”

 "Z-Bonics" - Jamez - © 1998 F.O.B. Productions

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4 Comments
  1. Dropping dimes all day. You make the magic happen man!

    • Wouldn’t be half the Dime Dropper I am today, Isaac, if it weren’t for your support and inspiration. Can’t wait ’til 6/14.

  2. “Learning to Drive” just taught me how good your fiction sounds when read OUT LOUD – poetry in those lines! Glad you found a tiny pearl in my verbage 😉

    • Great to have discovered such a vibrant voice and talent a few continents away in New Zealand. Thanks for the kind words and living OUT LOUD, Rachel.

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