Dear Editors, Please find attached a salty poem about being frustrated in bookstores (but never with lit mags). Thank you for your consideration, Chris Cocca
Special thanks to editor Stephen Tomic for publishing this piece today at The Junction. Please click through to read. What I Recall from Patmos – The Junction – Medium
I've had a poem accepted at The Junction, a journal on the Medium platform founded and edited by Stephen M. Tomic. Look for it soon.
This 100-word story/prose poem was written probably 10 years ago and published around that time at Tuesday Shorts. Tuesday Shorts was such an early journal of micro-fiction that it was actually hosted on MySpace. Before closing up shop, it moved to blogspot. The editors had been planning a print anthology, and this piece was to … Continue reading 100-Word Story: The Good Thief
There's nothing to say now to Eugene Victor Debs or William Jennings Bryan. No spring under iron wheels and no thaw in the concrete borders of compassion. No dispersing from the lock-step forms of ill-formed fear, fear of self, of other, fear of washing rain, revealing living oneness, fear of drowning in it. There's no … Continue reading Poem: The Birds
Like most necessary things, writing is hard. Communicating mental images or flashes of memory or triggering smells with tools that are, themselves, none of those things, takes work. Doing so in ways that makes sense not just to you but also to readers takes even more work. I submitted some things to a great journal … Continue reading Revising after Rejection: Re-Seeing, Re-Listening, Re-Hearing
I found this poem by accident one spring a few years ago. You should read it. Here.