Still Bad at Blogging...

posted Apr 25, 2012, 11:32 AM by Joshua M. Patton   [ updated Apr 27, 2012, 7:19 AM ]
Well it has been awhile since I have been driven to the internet to write nonsense on my own webpage.  It has been a tumultuous few months in which my car has become decidedly untrustworthy, my time working for the English Department is at an end, and I was tossed from a college bar onto the sidewalk just like it's done on TV and in the movies.  The last one really twists my ankle because (along with twisting my ankle) I don't think I was entirely wrong in that case. Sure, I was being a loud but good-natured ass, but I was peaceful.  I wanted no violence and the same could not be said for the sweater-boy sweetie that wanted to take me outside and punch my face.  I suppose it is one of the curses that go along with being a people-person.

I have had some good writerly times though.  I have been working on a rather large fiction project, a series of stories that I hope to get placed in various journals.  However, I did just sell an unrelated short story for inclusion in an upcoming anthology. More details to follow.  It is poetic since the story sold was my first effort at fiction after a seven or eight-year hiatus from the practice of make-believe.

Also, I had an essay published in The Hot Metal Bridge, a literary journal put together by the University of Pittsburgh MFA students. The link is to the left. 
Finally, two of my poems swept the poetry category of the 2012 Writer's Cafe/Prosody contest. I will read them on Prosody Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:30 A.M on 90.5 FM Essential Public Radio.

As always, thanks for checking in.