Three new poems in MacroMicroCosm’s ‘Astral’ Issue

Thank you to Lis and the team at Vraeyda Literary’s MacroMicroCosm journal for publishing three of my speculative poems: Ansible Dreams, We Small Readers, and Chaos Theory (The Mandlebrot Set). It’s always exciting when my work finds a home!

My poems can be read via purchasing either the print or PDF version of the journal.

About Astral

A mighty shout out to the two prose pieces within Astral, Matthew Buscemi’s To Shape the Future, and Sacha Rosel’s Into Something Rich and Strange (from Chapter 1 of her newly released noveMy Heart is The Tempest). We have multiple pieces of poetry from longstanding contributor Adrienne Stevenson, Peter Graarup Westergaard (from his Warning Light Calling collection done in a dissident Soviet style, not dogma), and returning contributor Matthew Fast, who has the prestige to have been in the primordial issue of MacroMicroCosm years ago. Fast’s poetry is based off his song lyrics for the upcoming The Far Lands album, and I am pumped about hearing it via bandcamp when it hits Abram’s Epilogue

Michael Janairo gives us three poems, while Sapha Burnell closes us off with one we used to end Volume 7 and bring on the stellar theme to Volume 8. Art by Sarah Melgoza & Katelyn Lane surrounds the poetry, while our last contributor is a posthumous submission by the estate of Cotrina Graham Smith. We hope you enjoy seeing 1980’s layouts, we got a kick out of them! So much so we featured the poems ‘as is’.

About MacroMicroCosm

A Quarterly Digital literary & art journal dedicated to speculative fiction, art & literary criticism. A celebration of the weird, strange and perceptibly odd. A review of books, music, film & art. Home of our MacroMicroCosm Book Review Podcast & YouTube channel. Features articles on creative development & philosophy. MacroMicroCosm embraces a broad base of fiction and non-fiction with fantasy, magic realism, science-fiction and futurist elements in poetry, short story, art, photography, and comic. 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

On the banks of the Providence River, a reminder of what millions of Irish and their descendants have to celebrate: peace, freedom, prosperity.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Figgis at the galleries

Nice thing about NYC art galleries: Figgis is welcome!

He was a good boy. Sniffed some art but no touching.

Lazy Sunday

New poem, ‘C,’ now online

I’m so happy my new poem “C” is included in the latest edition of the online journal Eye to the Telescope, Issue 43: “Light.”

Click on over to the journal to read the poem and all the others. Thanks to editor Jordan Hirsch for including me.

Figgis Friday

I am the egg man …

Predictions for 2022

This popped up on Twitter. So it’ll be more of the same.

Figgs says happy 2022!

A sweet face and Grinch paws.

Happy New Year

For the past few years I’ve gone on a run on New Year’s Day.

This year, I ran 3.17 miles in 35:47 averaging 11:17 per mile

2021, I ran 3.33 miles in 40:01 averaging 11:59 per mile

2020, I ran 4.44 miles in 53:10 averaging 11:57 per mile

2019, I ran 3.12 miles in 31:31 averaging 10:06 per mile.

So I was faster this year than the last two years, but not even close to my 1/1/2019 time. So there’s a goal for next year. Then again, according to Strava, which has some numbers from around mid-2018 to now (except for a gap in mid-2019 to mid-2021), my fastest 5K is 29:26 run on a 2021 Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day (my total numbers for Strava for that run are 3.14 miles in 30:06 averaging 9:34 per mile).  According to my Nike Run Club app, my fastest 5K is 28:55 on March 20, 2020 (though this was on a treadmill and the overall recorded run was 3.22 miles over 31:18 averaging 9:42 per mile—I really slowed down in that last .12 miles).

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