3 poems + interview with poetess Patricia Walsh!

October 10, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our first “Featured Poet of the Week” for October 2019 Patricia Walsh.

Patricia Walsh was born and raised in the parish of Mourneabbey, Co Cork, Ireland.  To date, she has published one novel, titled The Quest for Lost Eire, in 2014, and has published one collection of poetry, titled Continuity Errors, with Lapwing Publications in 2010. She has since been published in a variety of print and online journals.  These include: The Lake; Seventh Quarry Press; Marble Journal; New Binary Press; Stanzas; Crossways; Ygdrasil; Seventh Quarry; The Fractured Nuance; Revival Magazine; Ink Sweat and Tears; Drunk Monkeys; Hesterglock Press; Linnet’s Wing, Narrator International, The Galway Review; Poethead and The Evening Echo.

Take a look at her soulful poems this week at Fishbowl Press Poetry, which will be published at Fishbowl Press soon on our updated website. Featured pieces include, “The Joy of Fiction”, “Muscular loss”, and “Highly Commended”. We are truly excited to share her work and consider ourselves quite privileged to showcase her amazing talent.

Thanks for your words, Patricia!

Chapbook “punctures” published today at Really Serious Literature on Instagram!!!

October 8, 2019 – Chapbook “punctures” published today at Really Serious Literature on Instagram for the next 30 days! Totally excited to have my first chapbook published in such a unique manner and platform. Part I released today, featuring “Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet)”, “Burn”, and “Damn, God’s Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor”. More to come!

5 poems + interview with Latinx poet and Fishbowl Press Poetry Editor David Estringel

September 30, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our last “Featured Poet of the Week” for September 2019 David Estringel.

David Estringel is a writer, poet, and author, as well as Poetry Editor at Fishbowl Press and The Elixir Magazine, as well as Fiction Editor at Red Fez. His work has been accepted and/or published at Terror House Magazine, 50 Haikus, Setu, The Elixir, Soft Cartel, Harbinger Asylum, Former People Journal, Cephalopress, Merak Magazine, Printed Words, Digging through the Fat, Haiku Journal, Foxhole Magazine, The Basil O’Flaherty, Three Line Poetry, Agony Opera, Alien Buddha Press, Synchronized Chaos, The @baffled Haiku Daily, The Blue Nib, Fishbowl Press, Horror Sleaze Trash, and more. David first feature-length collection of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints (Alien Buddha Press) was published in April 2019.

Take a look at his offerings this week at Fishbowl Press Poetry, which will be published at Fishbowl Press soon on our updated website. Featured pieces include, “Smooth Whiskey”, “Blue Room”, “little deaths”, “Sucking the Marrow”, and “Killers”.

Hope you like!

5 poems + interview with the talented Bruce McRae

September 21, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our third “Featured Poet of the Week” for September 2019 Bruce McRae.

Bruce McRae is a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with over 1,500 poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle, and the North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press); An Unbecoming Fit of Frenzy; (Cawing Crow Press) and Like As If (Pski’s Porch), Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).

Take a look at his striking poems this week at Fishbowl Press Poetry, which will be published at Fishbowl Press soon on our updated website. Featured pieces include, “Stop The Clock”, “Chickadee Thinking”, “Cries Of The Innocents”, “At The Appointment Hour”, and “A Whistle And A Kiss”. We are truly excited to share his work and consider ourselves quite privileged to showcase his amazing talent.

Thanks for gracing our virtual pages, Bruce!

Fishbowl Press Poetry’s “Editor’s Picks” for September 2019!!!

September 21, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry will feature, monthly, selected individual pieces that we absolutely LOVE. “Editor’s Picks for September” bring you the amazing poets, Paul Brucker (with “Nine minutes and 49 seconds with Ludvig Van Beethoven”) and Ty Hall (with “Sonnet 3241300”). You may recognize Paul and Ty from their features in August. Well, we had them back this month to showcase some more of their amazing works. We couldn’t get enough!

Check out their bios…

Paul Brucker is a marketing communications writer who lives in Mount Prospect, IL, “Where friendliness is a way of life.” He has published recently in “Prachya Review,” “Coffin Bell,” “Ray’s Road Review,” “The Bangalore Review,” “Fishbowl Press,” and the anthology, “The Pagan’s Muse: Words of Ritual, Invocation, and Inspiration.

Ty Hall lives in Texas, makes up stories, and tries to be good. His new book of sonnets Angela’s Oblivion is now available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle versions).

Their works will be featured from 9/20/19 to 10/20/19 so make sure you take some time to read their amazing offerings!

5 poems and interview with the talented R. M. Engelhardt!!!

September 11, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our second “Featured Poet of the Week” for September 2019 R. M. Engelhardt.

R. M. Engelhardt is a poet, writer, author, and minister, who lives in Upstate New York. Over the last 25 years, R. M. Engelhardt has been published in such magazines as Thunder Sandwich, Rusty Truck, Writers’ Resist, Dry Land Lit, Hobo Camp Review, Cajun Mutt Press, The Outlaw Poetry Network & many others. His new book Dark Lands, published by Whiskey City Press, is available at Lulu and, soon, on Amazon.

Take a look at his striking poems this week at Fishbowl Press Poetry, which will be published at Fishbowl Press soon on our updated website. Featured pieces include, “PROCESS”, “THE OMINOUS FATE OF MR. ROACH”, “FINDING RELIGION”, “SUTURE”, and “OBLIVION”. We are beyond thrilled to share his work and consider ourselves quite lucky to showcase this amazing talent.

Thanks for hanging your hat with us for a while, R. M.!

Book review for Indelible Fingerprints published today at Ethos Literary Journal!!!

September 7, 2019 – Excited to have a book review for feature-length collection of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints (Alien Buddha Press, April 2019) published today at Ethos Literary Journal! Many thanks to Chief Editor Kiriti Sengupta and for all his support and Sarbajit Sarkar for his wonderfully generous review!!!

4 wonderful poems + interview with Hungarian poetess Csilla Scharle

August 29, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our first “Featured Poet of the Week” for September 2019 Csilla Scharle.

Csilla Scharle is a Hungarian poet living and working in Scotland. She writes in both Hungarian and English, using poetry to try and make sense of this confusing world. After years of writing for her desk drawer, Csilla was first published this summer in The Kindling.

Take a look at her lovely poems this week at Fishbowl Press Poetry, which will be published next week at Fishbowl Press on 9/12/19. Featured pieces include, “An Ode to your Womb”, “Old man”, “Sestina on a sleepless night”, and “January”. We are thrilled to share her work and will surely hound her for some of her translations a year or so from now.

We are honored to have your work featured with us, Csilla!

New (and subtly naughty) poem “Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)” published today at Cajun Mutt Press today!!!

September 3, 2019 – The brand new poem Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)” was published today at Cajun Mutt Press. While a tiny bit “blue”, it is more a fanatic love letter to poets everywhere than anything, really, for all the “ear candy” they give us (though there are also a couple more underlying narratives imbedded in there as well). 

This is the third creative piece of mine that reflects bits and pieces of my cultural identity — relatively new territory for me in terms of writing, but I am starting to have some fun (and take some risks) with it. Previous pieces include the short story “When Blood Wants Blood” (originally published at Down in the Dirt – vol 164 “The Deep Woods”) and the prose poem “Digging for Lost Temples” (soon to be published at Drunk Monkeys). I have one or two more pieces to toss around in my head before pen hits paper. Looking forward to seeing what happens next.

6 poems + interview with Fishbowl Press’ “Featured Poet of the Week” (8/28/19) – DAH!!!

August 29, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our newest “Featured Poet of the Week” DAH for the month of August 2019.

DAH is a poet having a human experience. He is a Pushcart Prize and Best of The Net nominee, and the lead editor of the poetry critique group, The Lounge. He is the author of nine books of poetry. He lives in Berkeley, California, where, for the past fifteen years, he has taught yoga: meditation, stretching, and deep relaxation, to children in public and private schools.

Take a look at his gripping work this week, which will be simultaneously published at Fishbowl Press on 8/30/19. Featured pieces include, “fragmented, no. 2”, “Cellar Flood Blotter”, “Diagnosis”, “Ashes, Earth”, “Beholder”, and “Habits and Rabbits”. We are very excited to share his work and most definitely hope to showcase his talents here at Fishbowl Press again soon.

Thank you, DAH, for your sharing your work and talent with all of us!