ONS Spotlight: Bolts of Silk
This week’s Featured Poet is Juliet M Wilson, also known as Crafty Green Poet. Juliet is the editor of the Bolts of Silk, a blogzine devoted to words put together in a beautiful way. I did a write-up of it a while ago (including information on how to submit, which you really should do!), but I thought I’d also take this opportunity to feature some of the great work that’s appeared there in recent weeks and months…
“Now the secret police know
who the insomniacs are,
and the insomniacs themselves
just how interminable the night is.”
“I am old frustrated thought
I look into my once eagle eyes
and find them dim before my dead mother,
I see through clouded egg whites with days
passing by like fog feathers.”
Michael Lee Johnson’s poems have featured several times on the Read This website and was also printed in Read This Issue 10. He’s a forthcoming Featured Poet, too! Check out his poem I Am Old Frustrated Thought.
“i have a handful
of hurt and a mouthful of
birds to go with it.”
“It is understood that summer
is a woman demanding a divorce, the earth
a lazy man turning his back
towards the static-filled television set
of the sun.”
William Soule, another former Featured Poet, was also published recently, too — his poem was When The Sky Decides to Marry. Will’s work has also featured on both the Read This website and in Read This Issue Five.
Know a magazine or journal that deserves some attention? Let me know!