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April 17th, 2021: National Poetry Month Promopalooza – L. Shapley Bassen
April, 2021 The Writing Disorder will publish “Annual Rites” in summer 2021 issue. http://writingdisorder.com/
March, 2021 New Kansas journal; Choeofpleirn Press published How It Began, in premier journal, Coneflower Cafe. https://www.choeofpleirnpress.com/home Print copy at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1073421 Also at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08YQMCHMY/?coliid=I1PX7OVEDJ9GB2&colid=1JOIZVEEOIEYD&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
New poetry published since last June
March, 2021 A Host of Vermillion Poppiesfrom SCENE & SAID by Whispering Prairie Press in Kansas for issue 16 of Kansas City Voices. http://www.wppress.org/kcv16-digital-available/
February, 2021 Grisaille, 2020 – Physicists at the Beach – Past Life Experience — Salix Babylonica
October, 2020 After the Race ‘Best of Kindness’ anthology – Origami Poems Project https://www.origamipoems.com/random-acts-of-poetry/origami-contest#after-the-race-l-shapley-bassen Print copy: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Kindness-Origami-Poems-Project/dp/B08L9PNGVS
A Host of Vermillion Poppies” from SCENE & SAID by Whispering Prairie Press in Kansas for their next issue 16
“Brain Coral” and “Freckles 55th edition of Welter Print issue http://blogs.ubalt.edu/welter/contributors/
Entanglement” and “Ram Dass Is Ready to Die” https://oyedrum.com/were-tied-up-in-knots/
April, 2020 “ https://issuu.com/themuse_magazine/docs/supplementary_magazine_april_2020 COVID-19 ”is the first one in this special issue, page 9
Physicists at the Beach” https://www.amazon.com/Gyroscope-Review-Spring-poetry-around-ebook/dp/B08692TM4F/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2EA2121KNBYKI&dchild=1&keywords=gyroscope+review&qid=1594656947&sprefix=Gyroscope+Review%2Caps%2C139&sr=8-2
Higg’s Moment” accepted by The Journal of Undiscovered Poets
Gertrude’s Letter to Hamlet” is read/audio starting at 23:00 at https://www.patreon.com/posts/story-of-howl-31051538?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=postshare
The Night Before the Snow Day” will appear in Lunch Ticket Amuse-Bouche. https://lunchticket.org/
The Rains Down in Africa” https://persimmontree.org/summer-2020/the-rains-down-in-africa/
A World of Mirrors” [Chi Wing, short]. https://oyedrum.com/?s=Bassen
St. Anthony, St. Jude, and Deborah Walk into a Bar…” was a contest runner up & appeared at https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2020/04/st-anthony-st-jude-deborah-walk-into-a-bar-a-short-story-by-l-shapley-bassen/
The Dead Are Always With Us” https://www.unlikelystories.org/content/the-dead-are-always-with-us
“Roger Williams Is an Anthem” in Fiction Friday at
I have a new story in the February 2020 issue of thewritersandreadersmagazine.com:
Cabochons, starts on page 94, right hand side .. continues through 98 — last story in the magazine!
You can read the story at:
Print is available, payment in pounds.
My first poetry collection titled WHAT SUITS A NUDIST is published!
Here is a description from the Clare Songbirds Publishing House:
“To read Lois Bassen’s poetry is to be led by a priestess into a place that is part laboratory, part seraglio, part garden, part observatory and part weapons forge. This learned lady with the nicely turned ankle will show you her intricate and ingenious machines, that contain a bronze and amethyst bird that will sing on the hour. Mistress of metamorphosis, blue-stocking, dangerous mother and wry comedian, she’ll carry you off if you’re not careful.”
~Frederick Turner, Founders Professor, School of Arts & Humanities, UT Dallas
You can order the book by following this link:
9/15/19 “Finding Factors of Very Large Prime Numbers” accepted by
thricefiction.com and will in late December or early January in 2020.
9/9/19 “Resistance to Decoherence” was accepted by Berlin’s www.thewildword.com
8/30/19 Woven Tale Press accepted “Denatural Selection”. This is especially nice because the fiction editor was a creator of the Ploughshares magazine.
3 pieces of poetry news beyond the book/collection:
9/19/19 “Poet’s Tachycardia” will appear in the British 12/15/2019 Issue 40 of The Blue Nib https://thebluenib.com/
9/13/19 “Ebbtide” was accepted by Gyroscope Review http://gyroscopereview.com
Press nominated “Where the Well Was – 2017” for the 2019 Best of Net http://bit.ly/2k9PElm
My short story Thaw was chosen to appear in the 10th anniversary issue of the Westchester Review.
The issue is available through