. “In actuality, no one ever sank so deep that he could not sink deeper.”  -Soren Kierkegaard

A Big Compliment from Connotation Press

Today Connotation Press included me in their year of end Poetry Column Highlight. For an editor you admire at a press you respect to stand up and say your work was among the best of the year…WHAT!? I’m shocked, and thrilled, and feeling really blessed. If you haven’t cuddled up to these poems yet, check…

. “Science class was only good for answers. We learned space is a vacuum, as in bubble. We guessed licking a nine-volt battery was like tasting champagne. A hawk ate a snake ate a mouse ate some grain.”  -B.J. Best, “Commander Keen” from But Our Princess is in Another Castle

Self-Portrait Poetry Series: August 1-31, 2014

Originally posted on Silver Birch Press:
Our recent call for Self-Portrait Poetry submissions has resulted in contributions from from around the world (Austria, Canada, Australia, Colombia, India, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom) and throughout the United States (California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia,…

Good Werq!

I love a literary journal that goes beyond the written word. This summer’s Union Station Magazine, which landed yesterday, has some of the most eye-zapping illustrations I’ve see in a lit mag. The art is from the talented David Ayllon and it ranges from poultry love portraits to a girl eating the moon. You won’t be sorry about gave these images some…

Page Addiction

Hi, my name is Danielle and I’m addicted to poetry books.  Hi, Danielle But really. We have a problem here. My TBR list is stacked, I hardly have time to read the books I already have and here I go buying more. I can’t help myself, I just love books. Especially books that I feel…

Here are the links to the things I love this week. Enjoy! These three books of prose poems have me in a state of bliss. You Good Thing by Dara Wier (technically, not prose poems but with longer lines these sonnets feel like prose poems in their composition) The World Doesn’t End by Charles Simic…

New on the Poetry Super Highway

Do you visit the Poetry Super Highway? From the website: The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible.  Created by the hilarious poet Rick Lupert, the Super Highway ran a Prompt-a-Day series for National Poetry Mouth. I was excited to have one…

Spotlight: Stranded Artist Series

Originally posted on Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets:
As 2013 beckoned a new beginning and resolutions to be broken, Long Beach was getting a gift in the poetry world.  Thanks to Markus Manley and Danielle Mitchell, Long Beach saw the introduction to a twice monthly Poetry Lab.  Everyone is invited, no one turned away, and…

My friend Eric is the new correspondent for the BoredomBreak YouTube channel. Here he is on location at WonderCon in Anaheim. He interviewed The Tick, Black Widow, Magento, and Wolverine (hubba hubba!) As with all our new endeavors, Eric is looking for excited followers. If you think this video is cool, like it on YouTube…

Prose Poems in Connotation Press

Spring is in the 90-degree-air in here in Southern California and I’m happy to have three prose poems from my current work in progress published by Connotation Press! Editor-in-Chief, Ken Robidoux, introduces my work saying: I’m thrilled to have three stunning prose poems from our friend Danielle Mitchell, who has done very well since working…

Haiku Battle in Six Movements

Before I unleash this salacious battle into your computer screens, allow me to provide a back story. Eric Morago is a wood nymph born in a wine barrel. Someone somewhere along the line has photographed him fiddling with straws and given him other instruments through which he plays poetry. He’s been recorded, printed, staged, and…