Many thanks to Helen Losse and Phoebe Kate Foster, editors of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, for including two of my poems in their fall line-up of poetry. It’s gratifying to see the poems begin a life outside the confines of my computer’s files. If you have a chance, read the Southern Legitimacy Statements–they’re very entertaining.
My poems are titled “Outside the City’s Perimeter,”dedicated to Atlanta poet Rupert Fike, and “If Ophelia were from Georgia.”
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Christine Swint’s poems have appeared in Calyx, Birmingham Poetry Review, Slant, a Journal of Poetry, Tampa Review, Heron Tree, Ekphrasis, and others. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets, and she has won first place prizes from the Georgia Poetry Society and Agnes Scott College. Her first collection, Swimming This, was published in 2015 by FutureCycle Press. She teaches first-year composition at a metro-Atlanta university and writes about poetry, art, hiking, and yoga at Balanced on the Edge, https://balancedonedge.blog
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8 thoughts on “Dead Mule School of Southern Literature”
Congratulations, Christine! That is so awesome and well deserved. I love your poems. “Outside the City’s Perimeter” is fantastic!! And Ophelia has been one of my favorites ever since I first read it.
I love your statement, too. I can picture you in eighth grade on that first day. And Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd…oh yeah. You’re not a carpet bagger. You’re one of us, honey:) Excellent work.
Hey Christine~ congrats on your poems being published. it was nice to read something you’ve written, again. hope all is well. have a great night.
Like Julie said, Ophelia has been one of my favourites ever since I read it. And it’s very cool to read one of your new poems, “Outside the City’s Perimeter”.
Your poems are wonderful, very well done for getting in there, it’s a great venue!
Talk soon. Jx
Oh, goodness, I do like “If Ophelia were from Georgia” and am glad it found a home in that journal. Brilliant, beautiful work on the hanging series.
Congrats lady! My dog’s name is Ophelia…:))
Oh! I’ve been writing something to submit to TDMS; I’m pleased to see you’re now in its pages.
Holly, you have good taste in names.
Deborah, thanks for stopping by! I’m heading over to your place now.