Hi everyone, I am pleased to announce that I have another wonderful piece out in the literary journal FRE&D (For Reader’s Edification & Debauchery). It is a poem titled, Bowling Alley Love.
This post comes late since the issue was officially released on April 19th, however there were some writing setbacks. In any case, here it is!
Like all my work, this piece is very dear to my heart and has been in the works for a very long time. Initially, I had a lot of trouble getting it onto paper. The concept of the whole narrative was there yet I struggled over and over in how to pull the images and ideas from my mind and onto the page.
My whole vision of the poem was in constant transition, never fully developed until one day it just came together. The aesthetic look and skeletal structure was a huge endeavor as I could never fully create what I wanted as it too was in constant flux. Bowling Alley Love originally started out as a prose poem yet eventually made its way into a more traditional piece of poetry, transforming into what it is today.
This is FRE&D’s second print issue and it features many other great writers, like Matthew Dickman, Ellen Bass, Jack Grapes, Richard Jones and others. Be sure to check it out if you can. The journal costs about $11.00. You can order a copy of through FRE&D’s website or through me and I will be sure that you get one, just leave me a comment or private message me via this site or directly contact me if you have my cell, or my private email.
Read Bowling Alley Love – feel pain, feel fear, feel love. I hope you enjoy the poem, now let’s go bowl!
Note** When I get a chance, I will be sure to post a PDF version of the piece for you to read.