Saturday, September 24, 9707

Welcome to Symmetry of Birds!

The initial purpose of Symmetry of Birds was to round out my trio of blogs/zines, which include Clockwise Cat and Miro Screaming (now defunct). All three blogs incorporate or adapt lines or titles from poems I have written. Clockwise Cat, my webzine, gets its namesake from one of my favorite self-penned poems; Miro Screaming, which was my rant-blog, evolved from my poem, "Miro's Scream"; and "a symmetry of birds" is part of the concluding line of my poem, "Silent Symmetry," published in Blue Fifth Review in February, 2008.

(We must also call attention to curiouser and curiouser: the cure, cerebrally speaking, my Cure-blog, which is no longer active, but is up for posterity and eternity, because I still love ALL things Cure, and always will.)

So anyway. Symmetry of Birds is the gathering place of all my online published work. My online published work encompasses poetry, reviews, and political polemics (also known as rants). I rarely write fiction these days, though once upon a time I was a prolific short story scribe. Maybe one day I will get back into fiction, but for now, I reserve my creative zeal for verse and invectives (the two birds whose polar styles serve to balance each other - hence the title of this blog).

So anyway. What I do in this blog is provide links to a given published piece, and also paste the actual piece. There are several instances here where the website link no longer works, due to the site shutting down. However, I have simply left the links up for now.

Please be aware that this is a perennial work in progress.


Friday, May 19, 2023

Published Polemics and Reviews

The Seaside Cure for Sheltering at Home at PopMatters

Nostalgia for the Downtown Slacker at PopMatters

The Pandemic of Bad Parenting at Medium

Fontaines DC's Dogrel and the Power of the Voice at PopMatters

Cupcake Chronicles Inside Cover Blurb

The Perpetual Decline of Western Civilization and the Ascendency of Punk-Dystopia at Five2One

The Carefully Constructed Chaos of Wrack Lariat at Five 2 One

Ross Heller Levinson Book Review Links at Black Widow Press

Review of Myriad Circles at Five 2 One

The Ultimate How-NOT-To Guide: Ally Malinenko's Verse-Letter to America at Five 2 One

Five 2 One Masthead

Review of Nathaniel Rounds' Megamouth Shark Eats Dongpo Pork With a Spoon at Fowlpox Press

Nathaniel Rounds' Book Blurb At Fowlpox Press

Jessica Lawrence's Terrible Little Stars Book Blurb at Amazon

The Glorious Madness of New Wave at Five 2 One Magazine

It was a Texas Dashcam Vid: Corrupt Cops and Black Heroines at Fear of Monkeys

Definitions of Obscurity Book Blurb at Unlikely Stories

Babes in Toyland: Riotous, But Not Grrrls at Literary Orphans

Adventures in Television at MungBeing

An Ultimate Massaging of the Senses at MungBeing

Magic Math: Felino A. Soriano's Mathematics at Nostrovia Writing

American Revolution, Part Deux at MungBeing

The Sordid Secrets of a Foolish Heart at MungBeing

Anarchism or Anachronism at MungBeing

Crazy Lynch Time at MungBeing

Hinge Trio Review at Of the poetry this jazz portends

Felino Soriano Book Blurb at Of the poetry this jazz portends

Kathryn Wins Big, but Hollywood Still Hurts for Female Directors at Bad Subjects

Occupy or Die! at Fringe Magazine Blog

Abolish Work: The Art of Zen-Surrealism at Fear of Monkeys

Author Insides: Alison Ross at Vagabondage Press

An Interview with Clockwise Cat Editor Alison Ross at Black Heart Magazine

Of Collocated Rhythms by Felino Soriano Book Review at Black Heart Magazine

Poetic Gravity at Anya Achtenberg

Five Rants at When Falls the Coliseum

Five Diatribes at Muse Apprentice Guild

Twelve Rants and Satirical Pieces at Democracy Means You

Politically Erect at Exquisite Corpse

Ode to Corporate America at Exquisite Corpse

Xenophobes and Homophobes at Democratic Underground

Black Lips CD Review at Laura Hird

Letter to the Editor at Creative Loafing

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Published Poetry



Apocalypse later at Full of Crow

Rejoice in the Flavor of Now at The Kitchen Poet

Spider syllables aka eight-legged night at MungBeing

Untitled at MungBeing

Time tricks at Zombie Logic Review

Toxic dyslexic at Zombie Logic Review

Eclectic Addict at The Blue Hour

the tiger and the sun at MungBeing

Four poems at Mad Hatter's Review

Anachronistic anarchist at Calliope Nerve

I want to be a surrealist painting at Black Heart Magazine

Miro's ennui at Black Heart Magazine

Coma at The Medulla Review

Vienna summer at Eviscerator Heaven

Negate Tyme aka the riddles at Eviscerator Heaven

Sun Tears at Bolts of Silk