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!

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.!

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!

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!

6 wonderful poems + interview with poet Paul Brucker

August 21, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present one of our weekly “Featured Poet of the Week”, Paul Brucker, for the month of August 2019.

Paul Brucker, a marketing communications writer, lives in Mount Prospect, IL, “Where Friendliness is a Way of Life.” Active in the early 1980s Washington, D.C, poetry scene, he put a lid on poetry writing when he went to the Northwestern University graduate advertising school in a questionable attempt to learn how to think like a businessman and secure a decent income. Nevertheless, he has succumbed to writing poetry again and has recently appeared in plenty of publications.

Take a look at his mad words this week, simultaneously published at Fishbowl Press (as of 8/23/19) and Fishbowl Press Poetry. Featured pieces include, “The Fudge Factor”, “Today”, “Kristi”, “Self compassion”, “Mama’s boy”, and “The Fly”. We are very excited to share his work (so-much-so you will be seeing more of it in September).

Make sure you take a look at our other “Featured Poet of the Week” this week, Ty Hall.

Four poems + interview by Fishbowl Press’ newest “Featured Poet of the Week” Daniel Garcia Ordaz!!

August 7, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our newest “Featured Poet of the Week”, Daniel Garcia Ordaz, for the month of August 2019.

Daniel Garcia Ordaz (a.k.a. The Poet Mariachi) is a teacher and writer from the borderlands of deep South Texas. His books include You Know What I’m Sayin’? and Centzontle/Mockingbird: Songs of Empowerment (and its YA version), both mixed-genre collections of poetry and drama. García is a founder of the Rio Grande Valley Int’l. Poetry Festival. He has been a featured poet or panelist at Texas Book Festival, Dallas International Book Fair, McAllen Book Festival, TABE, and Border Book Bash, and the Texas Latino Voices project, among others. His work is being taught at universities and considered in academic works across the U.S. and abroad. García has an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is also a songwriter, former journalist, photographicationisticator, and word-maker-upper. García appears in the documentary, “ALTAR: Cruzando fronteras/Building bridges.”  García served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. He’s presently at work on a children’s poetry manuscript. García’s work has appeared in several journals and anthologies. García has edited several books and anthologies, such as Twenty: In Memoriam, a response by poets across the U.S. to the Sandy Hook shootings. See videos of him on YouTube and follow him at @poetmariachi. He may be reached at poetmariachi@gmail.com.

Take a look at his mad words this week, simultaneously published at Fishbowl Press and Fishbowl Press Poetry. Featured pieces include, “Tied Up in Knots”, “Cenzontle”, and “But You Don’t Date Guys Like That”, and “Definition”. This is truly fine work that we are proud to share with the world.

The amazing poetess Clara Burghelea featured this week at Fishbowl Press!

July 17, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our third “Featured Poet of the Week”, Clara Burghelea, for the month of July.

Clara is Poetry Editor for UK/Ireland with The Blue Nib. She was Editor-at-Large for Village of Crickets. She was a Scott James and Jerry Cain Creative Writing and Social Media Fellow at Adelphi University, where she got her MFA in Poetry. Recipient of the Robert Muroff Scholarship in Creative Writing, Poetry 2018, she had her poems and translations published in print and online, including in Full of Crow Press, Ambit Magazine, HeadStuff, Waxwing and elsewhere. Her poetry and fiction have been included in anthologies, such as Where Are You From? Anthology, May 2017, Peacock Journal– Anthology: Beauty First, January 2018 and Persian Sugar in English Sugar Anthology Vol. II, March 2018. Her collection The Flavor of The Other is scheduled for publication in 2019 with Dos Madres Press. Apart from all that, Clara teaches, reads poetry for magazines, and likes spending time with her two children.

You can connect with her on her Facebook Page, Twitter account, and Instagram.

Clara’s featured poems and interview are featured, simultaneously, at Fishbowl Press and  Fishbowl Press Poetry.

Bless you, Clara! Your work is amazing!

Poet Edward Lee featured this week at Fishbowl Press!

July 10, 2019 – Fishbowl Press Poetry is pleased to present our second “Featured Poet of the Week”, Edward Lee, for the month of July. Edward lives in Dublin, Ireland and his poetry, short stories, non-fiction, and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England, and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen, and Smiths Knoll.  His debut poetry collection Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge was published in 2010. He is currently working towards a second collection. He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.

His blog/website can be found at https://edwardmlee.wordpress.com.

Take a look at the beautiful, five-piece collection of poetry Edward offers us this week here at Fishbowl Press, which includes “The Imperfect Present”, “This Fragile World”, “Repetitive Ignorance”, “Some Other Side”, and “Fall”.

Edward’s featured poems and interview are featured, simultaneously, at Fishbowl Press and  Fishbowl Press Poetry.

Thank you for your words, Edward!

“Featured Poet of the Week” (6/12/19) James D. Casey IV at Fishbowl Press!!!

jdc-ivFishbowl Press is completely stoked to bring you our second “Featured Poet of the Week” James D. Casey IV, an accomplished poet, author, and Editor-in-Chief at Cajun Mutt Press (one of our favorite small presses)! Take a look at his offerings this week of “Voluntary Madness Sink Into Me”, “A Knife Into My Darkness”, “Young Steve Earle=Sam Rockwell”, “Black & White Rainbows”, and “Aces & 8s” from his new book of poetry Unwritten Words That Slide Down the Wall, NOW available on Amazon.com, as well as his in-depth interview about his work and his creative life and process.

We look forward to his contributing more of his amazing work to Fishbowl Press in the future. We are currently amassing a vast portfolio of scandalous Jr. High pictures of him to ensure that happens. Thank you for your words, Charles!