八詩 (8 Poems)

八詩  (8 Poems)

八詩 (8 poems) is a digital pamphlet of eight new poems by J H Martin.

Inspired by tales of the Eight Immortals (八仙), this short collection is in itself a journey of the spirit. Dream-like in essence but grounded by nature, the eight poems in this digital collection vibrate with an energy that is both universal and personal, as they weave their interconnected paths through this world and others. 

Available now for free, you can read/download a PDF copy of the collection here.

Mad Swirl: Sans Frontières

 

Sans Frontières 

This mad swirlin’ creative outlet is a place to showcase the many diverse artists in this big, blue, beat-utiful world of ours and to get this madness into as many heads as possible.

Mad Swirl is an on-line creative outlet featuring a constantly swirled and updated collection of art, poetry and prose from all parts of the globe, including Sans Frontières; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Underwood : Bricks & Stoves & Barred Windows

Bricks & Stoves & Barred Windows

Underwood is a place for writers to showcase their work and a place for readers to enjoy their creations.

Their third issue is out now and showcases poetry and fiction by Jeff Fleischer, Joseph Crisafulli, Matt A. Hanson, Spencer K. M. Brown, Annette Sisson, Matt Dodge, Randy Lee White, Brody Smithwick, Byron Lafayette, Katelyn Andell, Kevin Baggett, Karen Frederick, Chris Espenshade, Cheryl Sim, Rebecca Bihn-Wallace, Austere Rex Gamao, David Elliott, Deni Dickler, Fabrice Poussin and David Davies, as well as Bricks & Stoves & Barred Windows, a new short story by J H Martin.

Free to read and free to share, make sure to check out Issue 3 of Underwood here.

Nzuri: 過海

過海

Nzuri is a new online literary arts journal based in Orange County, California.

Nzuri (meaning beautiful/ fine in Swahili) is purposed to promote artistic, creative and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of the Umoja community.

Featuring a fresh blend of poetry and prose from all parts of the globe, the first edition of Nzuri is now online, including, 過海; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Nzuri: 老婆

老婆

Nzuri is a new online literary arts journal based in Orange County, California.

Nzuri (meaning beautiful/ fine in Swahili) is purposed to promote artistic, creative and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of the Umoja community.

Featuring a fresh blend of poetry and prose from all parts of the globe, the first edition of Nzuri is now online, including, 老婆; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Mad Swirl: Drink Tea

Drink Tea

This mad swirlin’ creative outlet is a place to showcase the many diverse artists in this big, blue, beat-utiful world of ours and to get this madness into as many heads as possible.

Mad Swirl is an on-line creative outlet featuring a constantly swirled and updated collection of art, poetry and prose from all parts of the globe, including Drink Tea; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: ကဆုန်

ကဆုန်

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe. including ကဆုန်, a poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Śakra

Śakra

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe. including Śakra, a poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Abandoned Manor

Abandoned Manor

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe. including Abandoned Manor, a poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: တန်ခူး

တန်ခူး

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe. including တန်ခူး, a poem from Myanmar by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

If you are interested in reading more about Myanmar, its writers and its rich literary tradition, please make sure to visit Sadaik; a digital trove of articles, books and words on Myanmar, curated by award-winning writer Lucas Stewart, author of  ‘The People Elsewhere: Unbound Journeys with the Storytellers of Myanmar’ (Penguin/Viking, 2016), and co-editor of ‘Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds’, the first anthology of short stories from Myanmar published in the West. Free to read and free to subscribe to, Sadaik’s ever-expanding digital trove can be found here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: 东 – 西

东 – 西

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that features writing, photography and artwork that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases work by artists, writers and photographers from all over the globe. including  西; a poem by J H Martin, which you can read for free here.

Black Works: Le Monde

Le Monde

Black Works is a new specialised literary magazine from Underwood Press LLC. Published every three months, Black Works features art, poetry and fiction of a much darker hue.

Their second issue is out now and features darker tinged works by Rex Caleval, Christa Lubatkin, Ruth Gilmour, Winniebell Zong, George Burns, Amanda Dettmann, Richard Weems, and Stuart Forrest, as well as a new poemLe Monde – by J H Martin.

You can read the second issue of  Black Works for free here.

Straylight: Peach Blossom Fool

Peach Blossom Fool

Straylight Literary Arts Magazine is an online and print literary arts magazine. Publishing innovative works of fiction, poetry, and art, both from the Americas and from around the world. Straylight prides itself on being on the edge of literary innovation.

Published biannually, their latest print issue is out now and features a fresh and eclectic mix of art, writing and poetry by artists from all over the world, including Peach Blossom Fool; a new poem by J H Martin.

To find out where and how you can buy a copy of Issue 13.2 of Straylight, please contact Straylight via their website, or follow them on the usual social media channels

Forbidden Peak Press: Country Cigars

Country Cigars

Forbidden Peak Press is a small literary journal based in Hanover, New Hampshire.

We focus on finding and publishing emerging and established writers, poets and travellers who use their language to add depth and understanding to our lives, and who demonstrate an affinity for the written word.

Their inaugural issue is out now, featuring a fresh and unique mixture of poetry, prose and travel writing from all corners of the globe, including Country Cigars; a creative piece of Sichuan based non-fiction by J H Martin.

You can read Country Cigars and the first issue of Forbidden Peak Press for free here.

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Shadows of Dust

Shadows of Dust

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an online platform that publishes a very wide and very diverse selection of writing and art that deals with all aspects of the human condition, as well as the pressing social issues of our times.

  Although corruption, greed and power have existed since the beginning of mankind, these and other destructive forces have systematically increased to out of control proportions in today’s financial, political and technologically interconnected world. Likewise, there is a tremendous urgency for people of all cultures to work together though open dialogue to continue to counterbalance inequality and make the world a better place for present and future generations

Constantly updated, Edge of Humanity Magazine showcases and supports art, writing and photography from artists, writers and photographers from every last part of this globe. including Shadows of Dust; a poem by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Meat for Tea: Easter Egg Alley

Easter Egg Alley

Meat For Tea: The Valley Review is an arts and literary journal based in Easthampton, MA, serving both local and international artists and writers.

Its’ latest issue named. ‘Street’ is out now.

Available in both print and digital formats, it features street based art, poetry, prose and photography from writers and artists from all over the globe, including, ‘Easter Egg Alley’; a photograph by J H Martin.

Print copies of the ‘Street’ issue cost $12, digital copies cost $5, and both can be purchased from the Meat for Tea website here.

Mad Swirl: Guilty – Alibi

 

Guilty – Alibi

This mad swirlin’ creative outlet is a place to showcase the many diverse artists in this big, blue, beat-utiful world of ours and to get this madness into as many heads as possible.

Mad Swirl is an on-line creative outlet featuring a constantly swirled and updated collection of art, poetry and prose from all parts of the globe, including Guilty – Alibi; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Kōan Magazine: Le Salon De Jardin

Le Salon De Jardin

Koan Magazine is a new literary magazine from the good people at The Paragon Press.

In its first issue, Koan Magazine presents an eclectic mixture of prose, poetry and artwork, which occupies the threshold between the real and the imagined, the every day and the magical, and the readily credible and the fantastic.

Included in its pages are contributions from artists from every part of this empty globe, including Le Salon De Jardin, a new poem by J H Martin.

You can read the first issue here.

Rue Scribe: Empty Rebus

Empty Rebus

Rue Scribe is the small literature journal of Underwood Press LLC.

“Think Small.”

It was the advertising slogan for the Volkswagen Beetle developed by the  Doyle Dane Bernbach agency in 1959.  Since then, it has been called the single best advertising campaign of the 20th Century. We think it fits us perfectly.

We think small as in Small Literature – small but powerful.

Get rid of any fluff. Distill it down to its essence and then distill it again.

Get to the point.  Get to the point, now.

Featuring a well packed and constantly updated supply of powerful short fiction and poetry, Rue Scribe also features Empty Rebus; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Rue Scribe: Shadow – Form

 

Shadow – Form 

Rue Scribe is the small literature journal of Underwood Press LLC.

“Think Small.”

It was the advertising slogan for the Volkswagon Beetle developed by the  Doyle Dane Bernbach agency in 1959.  Since then, it has been called the single best advertising campaign of the 20th Century. We think it fits us perfectly.

We think small as in Small Literature – small but powerful.

Get rid of any fluff. Distill it down to its essence and then distill it again.

Get to the point.  Get to the point, now.

Featuring a well packed and constantly updated supply of powerful short fiction and poetry, Rue Scribe also features Shadow – Form; a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Dragon Poet Review: Echo – Echo

Echo – Echo

Dragon Poet Review is an online literary journal that features a wide variety of poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, short memoir and short CNF, as well as photography, artwork and reviews of books and films.

The journal is published twice annually and their 2018 Summer/Fall Issue is out now. Featuring a fresh and vibrant mix of contemporary art from a myriad of artists from all around the globe, the 2018 Summer/Fall Issue also features Echo – Echo, a new poem by J H Martin, which you can read here.

Crack the Spine: Disrupted Sentence

Happy New Year - Photography

Disrupted Sentence

Routines are the sequences that drive our lives forward. Daily grinds and digital chimes serve as reminders that this moment is merely a precursor to the next moment. There is a balance that we seek, between our dependence on plans and back-up plans, and our desire to be surprised by the unpredictability of the world around us. When our routines fail, either by design or by happenstance, we are made more aware of our vulnerabilities and our true potential. 

In this collection of prose and poetry, we see the concept of routine both celebrated and dismantled. From the cycles of work and survival, to the heady subjects of mortality and meaning, these stunning poems and stories challenge the reader’s concept of what a routine is, and what it means when one is broken.

Contributors: Dionne Custer Edwards, Anna Davis Abel, C.L. Cummings, Laurel Radzieski, Reid McDonald, G. Paul Randall, Tara Campbell, Alex Pickens, Samuel E. Cole, Rob Carney, Christine Aletti, Ellen Wade Beals, Shay K. Azoulay, Dan Wiencek, Robin Landa, Bruce Sager, Gerard Sarnat, MEH, E. M. Stormo, Mark Gordon, Laura Lee, Bruce Robinson, K. B. Holzman, Sandra Sylvia Nelson, J H Martin, William Cass, John Timothy Robinson, Beth Bailey, James Croal Jackson, Meg Granger, Anita Goveas, Allison W. A. Price, Lucia Orellana Damacela, G. Sarmiento, Mara Buck, V. C. McCabe, Karen Lee Boren.

You can purchase your copy of the Routine anthology here.