This is a very cool online literary journal....Guerrilla Reads....based in L.A. and extending to the California Desert
MOJAVE DESERT POETRY: live reading by Ruth @ Guerrilla Reads Online Literary Magazine....you'll have to copy/past the URL to your browser...I'm still trying to figure out how to enliven links here on my page.
Issue 15, October 19, 2010
if you don't see it on the homepage, go to the Issue 15, Oct 19 archives.
Please also view some of the other videos on the Guerrilla Reads website, especially the one just before mine, issue 14, October 12, 2010 - featuring the stellar poet-activist-humanist Juan Felipe Herrera, my friend and a huge inspiration, in a collaborative reading his great poem, Arizona Green (Manifesto #1070), in protest the passage of SB 1070. Just scroll down from where you see my humble little video.
And: check out the Phantom Seed: a magazine of California desert poetry and prose listing at Poets & Writers Magazine....I think it looks great! Issue 4 is now out. Cover photograph taken at Rock Chapel, near Christ Church Park in Yucca Valley, CA - the cross is cut=out into the bricks of the artistically-designed, small chapel. I spent a day in there a few years back, meditating and praying, desert light filtering in through the open crosses, Joshua trees and Jesus-statues in the background.
submissions accepted year 'round. Email to email@example.com along with writer's bio.