Monday, October 19, 2009

Welcome to the Wild Life

I am so jazzed to be featured on PAGE ONE of Ruthless Peoples Magazine's Wild Life issue (download by clicking on the picture). I LOVE RPM. Their fantastic taste notwithstanding, I love their crisp pdf layout and their "reader guidance" comments. Funny comments.  This issue is full of what I call "safe" pieces, but Tom Sykes' Bad Territory #2 is prefaced with:  Be advised that this is not light reading and will easily offend even robust individuals.  I know, some of you are now going to run right over there right now and check that one out...

For the rest of you that are still here, my One Yorkshireman's Perfection is my first ekphrastic poem. I wrote it last winter in response to my favorite photograph, Winter Light by Richard Kettlewell; jotting new words from it every morning for 30 days. I even interviewed the photographer for additional insights.  Richard kindly gave me permission to share a thumbnail of my poem's inspiration with you here.

A special thanks goes to Dominic Hamer and Stewart Baker of RPM. You guys ROCK on both sides of the Atlantic. I'd also like to thank Jessie Carty, whose insight helped me step back enough to let readers see.

(J Sudborough)


Mel Bosworth said...

excellence and congrats, jsg.

Jessie Carty said...

i think i am blushing :)
we could start a thank you train!
as long as it also could go in a circle so i could thank you back :)

j said...

Thanks for popping by, Mel and Jessie.

And I like that image of a thank-you-circle. Hopefully they'd come 'round in better shape than when we played "telephone" in kindergarten.

Johnsienoel said...

I too love RPM & Stewart Baker. He is a phenominal editor to work with, even in the rejections.
Congratulations to you and the beauty you paint with your words.

j said...

*blush* Thanks J. And yes, I do love a man that can be enthusiastic about poetry:-)

Eric Burke said...

Congratulations, Jessi!!!