I’m thrilled that my poems “Underfoot,” “Eve in the Blood,” “Confines,” and “Who Among Us” are included in the latest issue of Avatar Review! Many thanks to Editors Steve Harris, Paula Grenside, and David Ayers.
Poet and Editor Sarah Kersey shares her thoughts about my recently published micro-chapbook, Evolving God. I’m honored by her generous and insightful reading of these poems.
Evolving God by M. Stone was released as part of Ghost City Press’ summer micro-chapbook series on June 21, 2018. This book was the sole reason I subscribed to the recipient list in the first place. M. Stone’s poetry is stirring and brilliant, and the prospect of reading a collection of hers was an opportunity I did not want to miss.
Stone’s collection explores her changing relationship with God. It chronicles her life from the age of three, to the age of thirty seven. It spoke to me deeply on a personal level as a writer and a human being, in a way that is difficult to put into words. I have often had internal sparring sessions that go something like this:
Q: Is being religious incompatible with being a poet in the 21st century?
Q: Does being non-religious, formerly religious, or atheist/agnostic make a person more…
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