Poem Spark Jun 9-23: Poems about flowers

Greetings and Salutations!

Now that summer has blanketed the east coast with the first heat wave of the season, I’ve been thinking about how much my garden is appreciating the warmth and rains. The roses are in full bloom and my lavender is just about ready to crack open those beautiful buds. Everywhere I look, something is blooming. What better poem spark to do than write about the flowers?

On Poets.org’s front page I followed a link to Poems about Flowers. Here are a few of the ones I liked best:

Deborah Digges Telling the Bees

H. D. At Baia

William Shakespeare My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun

Your poem spark: write a flower poem.

Here are some photos to help you along: Flowers on Flickr. Good luck!

Riffing on Strings now available!

Hello everyone,

I’m pleased to announce that the anthology about string theory that I eagerly anticipated (probably because one of my poems has found a home inside) has arrived! Here’s what a few people said about it:

“Sean Miller and Shveta Verma have put together an exhilaratingly eclectic anthology of creative and expository writing about one of the most exciting (even if controversial) intellectual fields of our time: string theory. Just Miller’s erudite introduction by itself is worth the price of this sparkling collection.”
– S. Abbas Raza, Editor of 3 Quarks Daily

“The jury is still out on whether string theory serves to explain the nature of reality, but the writers who have contributed to Riffing on Strings convincingly demonstrate that it serves very well as a springboard for the imagination. From Sean Miller’s cogent introduction on, this is an engaging—and much-needed—dialogue between art and science.”
– Frank Wilson, Former Book Review Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer & Creator of Books, Inq.

If anyone would like to do a review of the anthology, please let me or one of the editors know and we’ll be happy to get you a copy of the anthology. Even a short review on Amazon.com would be welcome! There’s also a free .pdf sample available for download on the publisher’s website. I’d also like to extend my thanks to S. Abbas Raza and Frank Wilson for taking time from their busy schedule to read the book and provide some of the blurbs for the back cover. Thank you!

Finally, I’ve updated my website, November Sky, and added a few new photos and poems. Take a look if you’re curious.

best wishes,

Autumn Sky Poetry — the blog

I just started a new blog as a companion to my Autumn Sky Poetry journal. I don’t know how often I’ll update it; I’m hoping to post about the perils and pleasures of editing a poetry journal. I will also probably post some information pertaining to where I am in the submission/acceptance process for the journal.

Here’s the link: Autumn Sky Poetry—the blog