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Some poems online. Please leave a comment - most recent work is at the bottom of the page. Some of the links didn't work - just copy and paste them. Enjoy!
http://www.nzetc.org/iiml/turbine/T urbi08/poetry/t1-g1-g1-t29-g1-t1-bo dy1-d1.html
First catch your trout
Dream Sequence # 47
http://reconfigurations.blogspot.co m/2009/11/mercedes-webb-pullman-pri me-dream.html
It could have been a walnut U.M.Ph.prose issue 5
Urban Paranoia archives issue 6
Waiata of Te Toki a Tapiri
I don’t believe Byron
http://www.whitireia.ac.nz/4thfloor /2010/10/Webb-Pullman_answerphone_t ape.html
I miss you
The Red Pearl (with audio link)
The High Mesa
First catch your trout in eBook anthology
Gertrude Stein Paris
Walking the Dog’
The Servant’s Son
Burrough’s First Hit
We’re the Greeks
Pulling the Temple Down
the photographess Serenada Notturna
13 ways to wear grey Gagne dans Traduction
I saw him today
Lazarus often wonders Antipodettes
A translation from the Spanish of a short story never written by Jorge Luis Borges, after The Circular Ruin in Renascense Tales
The Fox and Granny Apple in print and Kindle in Ink Angels,
Three poems for Sylvia (You are ash, Seven sorrowful letters in November (cento) and Mother (after Plath’s Daddy) poetryrepairs Sept. 2012 http://www.poetryrepairs.com/v12/102.html#Q1
Sunset with Loretta Hauptfriedhof eAnthology
Margaret Someone UMPHprose
Polar Drift and 3 excerpts from waiata of waiting
3 Barbie poems in B anthology Child’s Play, Morning After and Nobel Todd
Duluth to the Lake (excerpt from Looking for Kerouac)
Sky Boat Song
Dementia in Poetryrepairs
Fathers Day on Olympus and I never talk about ants in DM du Jour
Flash Fiction here
Qasida of the stars
Auden in the mirror and Worshipping Pan in Bone Orchard Poetry 6 February
6 poems about war in Weltzkrieg anthology (I also co-edited the compliation) published by Lazarus LLC in February. These six poems were published originally in a Danse Macabre edition lost from the archhives; also collected in my book After the Danse.
Editor of this eBook of poetry http://www.amazon.com/Zigeunert%C3%A4nze-ebook/dp/B00BFCHVFY/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1360992047&sr=1-4&keywords=adam+henry+carriere
Breton's First, Song for the lover I meet in the night, and Lucrezia's soliloquy here 1st March:
My poem, The Singing Bones, was made into art by two final year Calligraphy students in 2008. Links to the two works on Flickr: (the poem itself appears in the Comments section)
My poem Before Sydney had a Hard Rock Cafe now appears in The Red Room Company's app The Disappearing, written for a collection about Oxford Street on the 35th anniversary of the first gay Mardi Gras in Sydney. You'll have to download the app to read it!
My poem To my father appears in this new anthology by Kind of a Hurricane Press
'Darker than that' in otoliths 1st Mayhttp://the-otolith.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/mercedes-webb-pullman.html
Your father has a bad back, Betty’s afternoon sestina and pseudonymous in Danse Macabre #69, Pravda www.dansemacabreonline.com
My long poem Waiata of waiting (20 minutes, beware!) https://soundcloud.com/justmercedes/waiata-of-waiting-vocal
You can hear my radio show "Word" on 88.2FM Paekakariki 5-6pm NZ time each Monday, or streaming at the same time from http://paekakariki.org.nz/
My entry for FlashMOB300 - Something's Up
Whenever I can I take my van and follow waves. Water is warmer than air in winter but you still need a wetsuit. I’m dressed, I’ve checked my iPad. A southerly has just pushed through and the Paekakariki point is running a left-hand break, freak conditions; I have to try them. I drive through the village into the park - I’ve been here before, I used the beat but there was no surf, then - and paddle out from an empty beach.
I’ve never seen a break quite like this. There’s a sort of mist on the sea, making it hard to watch the line of waves. They seem out of focus, far distant then instantly rearing up straight over me. Chunky water, unpredcitable. The one I catch vanishes from under me, abruptly I’m off guard, flailing and falling. Maybe my board hits me. There’s a soldier in the water with me, a marine. He’s carrying a full pack and laughing as he holds me up, tows me. Then darkness til I come to, lying in the shallows.
I might have died. Such a small gap between here and there. I’m chilled and I need company. I towel off, climb into jeans and windcheater and drive up to the loop road near the toilets. Only one car there. As I park its driver comes over and opens my door. It’s Tony, we’ve done this before; we hardly speak, not even afterwards, a mechanical sort of pleasure, though my blood sings Alive! Alive!
Leaving, I stop to look at the memorial by the highway. US Marines trained here
seventy years ago. One drowned in the surf as they practiced climbing down nets from the ship’s bows. His photo is there. I saw him earlier today. I think he saved my life.
My poems Wisdom, Per ardua astra and Colloquy on a pad in Point Mass anthology by Kind of a Hurricane Press http://www.kindofahurricanepress.com/p/bookstore.html
My poem "Models at the funeral" in the new issue of Cliterature
My poem "Giotto's Angels" is in this new collection:http://www.amazon.com/After-Angels-Dicks-Prospective-ebook/dp/B00DA09VDE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1370878114&sr=8-2&keywords=kay+kinghammer
Ghazalpage has published The Storyteller’s Ghazal and His and Hers Ghazal
http://www.ghazalpage.net/2013/water_challenge/water_challenge-2.html#top online 1 July
Proud editor of the English translations in this dual language book of poetry http://www.amazon.com/A-Feather-of-Fujiyama-ebook/dp/B00E5XY5PO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374871612&sr=8-1&keywords=feather+of+fujiyama
Перо от Фуджияма/A Feather of Fujiyama
By Bozhidar Pangelov
A few words for my job with the editor of the English version of the book, Ms Mercedes Webb-Pullman (New Zealand). I met her as it can be expected in the process of the publishing my poems on American literature sites. The idea to present the manuscript to the HAMMER @ ANVIL BOOKS American publishing house came by her. As a correct, tactful and precise editor she managed to adapt the text to be adequate for the English-speaking readers’ perceptions. That is how a book turned out to be a product of the “citizens of the world’s” efforts.
Three poems of mine - Death of Lorca, Dreams of Katherine Mary Knight, and The Singing Bones here 3 August
A short story - Jacob's ladder - and six poems - Never for the last time, Another dream of Alexandria, Desert interlude, A Balkan story, Today she is Kapiti Island and Loop Dreamer's cycle - here in Danse Macabre #72, Oubliette
Three poems - The sky of summer stars, Dangelong and Girls at tea (after John Ashbery and the story of Anatoly Moskvin) in Rawahi, a new release from Hammer & Anvil Books
My poems Kovalenko's Zen and Self-Serve are in this new anthology Of Sun and Surf from Kind of a Hurricane Press - thanks Amy and April!
Prospective Journal has taken Rebirthing Characters (Sasquatch) - https://www.createspace.com/4354185
Half Way Down the Stairs has taken Hangman’s Creek - http://www.halfwaydownthestairs.net/
Horrified Press for Until the End (Anthology) has published The Red Queen makes her excuses - http://www.lulu.com/shop/horrified-press/until-the-end/paperback/product-21345493.html
Parody has taken This be the worst and I carry your gum - they appear in Parody Volume 2 Issue 2, available from
http://parody.omnipression.com and here
Parody Poetry Journal: Bringing you funny poems since breakfast time: Holiday Sweet Treats
My book of poetry Ono (previously Waiata of waiting) has been accepted by Hammer & Anvil Books - link to comeONO is the latest collection from acclaimed New Zealand poet Mercedes Webb-Pullman (LOOKING FOR KEROUAC, AFTER THE DANSE). Devotees of Mercedes’ kaleidoscopic oeuvre will greet this new gathering as an event; lovers of world poetry new to her work will delight in the layers of concentric etymology and passion that infuse Mercedes’ prose. In ONO, indigenous Maori speech is illuminated through the subconscious of the observer, the meditations of the traveller, and the sensuality of the wanderer. Count ONO as a radiant addition to any poetry lover’s bookshelf.
You can listen to me read it here :https://soundcloud.com/justmercedes
My travelogue / memoir / quest called Looking for Kerouac has been accepted by Hammer & Anvil books -
The Stars like Sand - an anthology of Australian and New Zealand poetry due for release early 2014 will include my poem Graffiti Trees
My poem "Dirty Streams" made it to the short-list for the Page and Blackmore poetry competition 2013
I was guest blogger here too - http://poetrysansfrontieres.weebly.com/john-hollands-blog-page.html
Interviewed here http://niasimoneauthor.com/2013/08/31/party-inside-the-artists-mind-interview-series-3-mercedes-webb-pullman-looking-for-kerouac/
My short story The Doll Thing published in Rangitawa Press collection of NZ short stories. http://www.amazon.com/Rangitawa-Collection-Stories-Zealand-Authors/dp/0473261030/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380417823&sr=1-1&keywords=Rangitawa
Short article in local eNewspaper here http://www.kcnews.co.nz/story.php?storyID=7084
My poem The T'ang of Drinking appears in this new release from the solstice initiative.
My poem Another you included in an anthology of Noir Erasure poems by Silver Birch Press herehttp://www.amazon.com/Erasure-Poetry-Anthology-Silver-Anthologies/dp/0615924131/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386467670&sr=8-1&keywords=silver+birch+press+noir+erasure
Breton's First,13 ways to wear grey, you are ash in The Cherry Muse blogspot
Two ghazals in the September issue of Ghazal Page http://www.ghazalpage.net/2013/index.html
Two haiku in the Spring 2013 issue of Paper Wasp - a journal of haiku (print) http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/paperwasp/
Extended poem for Alex and Waiting with Crucifix in Stonewall Redux http://www.amazon.com/Stonewall-Redux-DM-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00FG659M2/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1380493052&sr=1-7&keywords=Stonewall
Poem of mine From the Desert on page 148 of Soulwoman's INSPIRATION & REJUVENATION issue
Lorca's Duende for five, 18th Calypso and Heathclifff's Final Night in Danse Macabre #75
All Hallows Eve in Candlelit Magazine #11 as winner of Free Form Free Verse contest http://www.thecandlelit.org/
I'm proud to have two poems in the new, 20th Anniversary edition of 4th Floor. So many great NZ writers in here!
My poem Balcony appears in Kind of a Hurricane Press publication In Gilded Frame - a collection of ekphrasis
My poems "My birth stars" and "Recalling Matariki" are in What's your sign? anthology now out from Kind of a Hurricane Press
Happy New Year to all!My CNF piece "A short stop in New York" (an excerpt from Looking for Kerouac) appeared in NY.underscore's issue #5, transportation
"Strawberry Fields" a short prose piece inTurbine 2013 http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/iiml/turbine/Turbi13/index.html
Short story "The Christmas Sleeper" in Weihnachtsmarkt http://www.amazon.com/DM-~-Weihnachtsmarkt-Roxanne-Hoffman-ebook/dp/B00H4KQSA0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1386358679&sr=1-1&keywords=weihnachtsmarkt
My poem Christmas can be dangerous in the South East has been accepted by Kind of a Hurricane Press' anthology Conversations with a Christmas Bulb - out January 2014, http://www.kindofahurricanepress.com/
My poem "Waiting for Moonrise by Wainui Creek" was published in "If you're a poet we want to know it!" by Kapiti Coast District Council in November 2013
Interview with me here in PPigpenn - thanks Catfish! Now all my secrets are secrets no longer ...I'll need to make some new ones.
A new review of my book Looking for Kerouac - thank you Maggie Rainey Smith!
And another! http://heslopscultcorner.wordpress.com/
My book Looking for Kerouac now available from Createspace on Amazon
Three poems about coffee - Sunday at the gallery, Awake at 4am, and Stirring Sugar, in Kind of a Hurricane Press' new anthology What's Brewing? = link to come
"The Fidel Suite" in pride of place for the April edition of http://www.poetryrepairs.com/
"A Modern Mythology in 8 Parts" in Typewriter V, March - http://thetypewriter.wordpress.com/category/volume-v/
My erasure poem Prim Odes, taken from Chapter 33 of Karl Marx's Capital, is here (scroll down) http://sociopoetic.org/poetry/erasure/
Listen to me read some poems and be interviewed on http://www.coastaccessradio.org.nz/Focus_on_Arts.html for the week starting 9 March, or find the interview in the archives of Focus on Art for that week.
The new Aotearoan Chronicle has taken two poems and a short story (which they will serialize) for their new journnal about marijuana laws in New Zealand. Link to come.
There's a new book review of Looking for Kerouac at:
Ginger Piglet will publish an excerpt of prose from Looking for Kerouac in their next edition about Chicago. Not sure exactly when.
Two poems in DM du Jour - The Beetroot Buffet and Before Sydney had a Hard Rock Cafe
Daria Modon remembers Stonewall in Melancholy Hyperbole June 12, 2014
My book Ono has been requested for the Hocken Library at the University of Otago or the Dunedin Public Library
The Hocken collects widely in relation to the history and culture of New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica. The collection
includes biographies, family and district histories, poetry, drama and fiction. The McNab Collection at the Dunedin Public Library collects similar items. Both collections are research libraries only, open to the general public as well as students and academics.
Lunch with mother and her friends and Chosing memories like chocolates accepted for
A Touch of Saccharine by KOAH Press - July/August release
Accepted for 4th Floor 2014 - Brothers in Arms (prose) and Are all the pilots down?
Russian New Year with Gurdjieff and going home haibun (poems)
- November publishing date
“Graffiti Trees” is in The Stars Like Sand - Australian Speculative Poetry” edited by Time
Jones and P.S.Cottier. http://ipoz.biz/Titles/SLS.htm
Safe sex with Shakespeare and Plato’s Retreat in Cliterature - Climax - http://www.cliteraturejournal.com/climax/mercedeswebbpullman.html
March 2013 is a finalist in the 2014 Eat Your Words competition and will be in
Kind of a Hurricane Press has just published their new anthology Tic Toc, which
contains my poems Lucid Nights, and Terra Sancta. http://www.kindofahurricanepress.com/
My book Food 4 Thought has just been added to the Otago University Library collection.
My poem The Anarchist and Peace appears in the Intercontinental Anthology of Poetry on Universal Peace here;
Prawn Tide in The Camel Salon http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/prawn-tide.html
“We’re all exiles, Kevin said” will appear in the 2014 Eat Your Words contest book Easy Bites instead of the poem that made the finals, Ruatoria 2013. Why, I have no idea.
All the Fun of the Fair and The Roundabout, have been accepted for inclusion in KOAH anthology, Life is a Roller Coaster. Link to come.
Main Street Publishing Company has taken Crossing Ghazal for their anthology Crossing Lines, published Spring 2015 online and in print.
Silver Birch Press has published their Bukowski Erasure anthology, which contains one of my poems. http://www.amazon.com/Bukowski-Erasure-Poetry-Anthology-Anthologies/dp/0692278109/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412442203&sr=8-1&keywords=bukowski+erasure+poetry
Who am I? was published in Mississippi Writings by Kinship of Rivers in 2013 http://www.kinshipofrivers.org/videos/writing/mississippi-writings
‘Daily grind’ is here on September 6th http://hashnpumpkins.blogspot.in/
A new haibun here: http://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/the-bear-and-the-bear-and-the-bear-poem-by-mercedes-webb-pullman-mythic-poetry-series/
4th Floor literary journal 2014 - one short story http://4thfloorjournal.co.nz/mercedes-webb-pullman-brothers/
and three poems
Are all the pilots down? http://4thfloorjournal.co.nz/mercedes-webb-pullman-pilots/
Russian New Year with Gurdjieff http://4thfloorjournal.co.nz/mercedes-webb-pullman-russian/
and going home haibun http://4thfloorjournal.co.nz/mercedes-webb-pullman-haibun
The Perfect Mind of Life in VENDING MACHINE: Poetry for Change vol. 5 November 22 http://www.poetshaven.com/?page_id=708&event_id=29
After reading Rilke and Happy Family in 13 Myna Birds 28 November http://13myna.blogspot.co.nz/
Happy Family and Slam the Immigrant in Cyclamens and Swords http://www.cyclamensandswords.com/poetry_dec_2014_2.php
My poem ‘Gaza’ has been translated into Arabic and Spanish and read aloud at Palestine Solidarity meetings in Argentine Patagonia and Spain this week (29 November 2014) - also printed in Gaza press. https://issuu.com/abdotounsi/docs/revista_37/193?e=0
Cut up Waiting in Silver Birch Press I am Waiting series http://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/cut-up-waiting-by-mercedes-webb-pullman-i-am-waiting-poetry-series/
Death Maiden (roundel) in The Shine Journal http://www.theshinejournal.com/mercedeswebbpullman.htm
Counting flowers, I am always yours and A violet disorder taken by KOAH Press for their anthology Petals in the Pan
My poem Can’t go Home in Red Wolf Journal 29 December https://redwolfjournal.wordpress.com/
Nijinsky’s sister in Red Wolf Journal 5 January https://redwolfjournal.wordpress.com/
‘Seeking Kerouac - Chicago’ an excerpt from Looking for Kerouac is in Ginger Piglet 4 launched 6 January https://www.facebook.com/events/1535771463331762/ You can listen to me read it here https://soundcloud.com/justmercedes/seeking-kerouac-chicago
My poem Obsessed is in Mad Swirl 8 January http://www.madswirl.com/content/poetryforum.html
A haiku of mine in this collection of steam punk haiku http://www.amazon.com/Clockwork-Kiru-Steampunk-R-T-Sturgeon/dp/1502773481
Main Street Rag has included a poem of mine Crossing Ghazal in this anthology Crossing Lines http://mainstreetrag.com/bookstore/product/crossing-lines/
Reading shadows and Always falling in KOAH anthology Switch (the difference) http://www.kindofahurricanepress.com/p/bookstore.html