Thank you to the editors for publishing my long poem, "Forgotten Until You Find It," in the spring issue of The Southern Review. This poem, part of my forthcoming book The Grace of Distance, was inspired by a lunchtime trip to The Frick to see The Girl with A Pearl Earring when she was visiting.
I’m thrilled to have four poems in the new issue of Cave Wall. These poems—“Stag,” “Once,” “A Little” and “Disappear”—make a nice intro to the new book project I’ve been working on for the past few years.
This issue includes images of some of the contributors’ drafts of their poems (including mine) as artwork throughout the issue. There is also “bonus material” online that complements this issue--Q&As with the contributors on revision.
Thanks so much to editor Rhett Iseman Trull for publishing these poems and for her enthusiasm for this project of mine.
Thanks so much to editors James Allen Hall and Lindsay Lusby for including two poems of mine in the new issue of Cherry Tree. This is a beautiful print journal, but you can read one my poems I shared on Instagram (look for @thorburnpoet).
I’m thrilled to have my work appear in such great company, and have been enjoying reading the new issue over the past week.
Big thanks to editor Kristina Marie Darling for accepting my poem, “What’s Left to Tell,” for an upcoming issue of Tupelo Quarterly. I'm excited to appear in this journal, which also publishes a lot of interesting interviews and other features on writers and artists.
I'm excited to report that I’ll be making a repeat appearance in the beautiful series of digital broadsides created by Broadsided Press. My poem, “Mother’s Silver Teapot,” was recently chosen with an expected publication date next spring.
You can learn more about Broadsided Press and what they do—and download some amazing broadsides--over here.
You can also see, read and download a copy of my broadsided poem, “The Other Side.” In addition, there’s a Q&A with me and Kate Baird, the wonderful artist who collaborated on this broadside with me.
You can find me on Instagram, where I've been sharing photos--including pics of new poems published in journals and a few older ones from my books. Just look for @thorburnpoet.
Thank you to The McNeese Review for taking my poem, "Someone He Loved," for their online edition, Boudin. This is another poem from the new project I'm working on.
Big thanks to the editors of New Limestone Review for nominating my poem, "They," for a Pushcart Prize. (And thanks again for publishing my work in the first place.)
You can read "They"--and another poem, "The Boot"--in NLR right here.
Last year I visited Towson University, where I had the chance to sit in on my friend Leslie Harrison’s poetry workshop and speak with her students, and later give a reading to a welcoming and attentive audience.
At that reading I was introduced by James Hancock, a Towson student and the nonfiction editor of their literary journal, Grub Street. James spoke kindly and insightfully about my book, and later invited me to talk more about my work with him for the magazine.
You can read the interview here.
Thanks again to Leslie, James and everyone at Towson who made me feel so welcome!