Bret Norwood

Writer, Comic Artist, Conlanger

Poem “Thunderwing” Appears in Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone

Blood Water Wind and Stone Anthology by Sastrugi Press and Editor Lori HoweMy poem “Thunderwing,” inspired by the Indian Wars, and by the Sioux victory at the Fetterman battlefield in particular, is honored to appear as the first work in Sastrugi Press‘ anthology Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone with thanks to editor Lori Howe.

Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone is available on Amazon.

“The Way of Water” Now Available in Ruminations Literary Journal

Ruminations Literary Journal At the Edge of ModernityThe brand new journal Ruminations from editor Miguel Flores launches this week, including my new short story “The Way of Water,” along with great work by Bara Ehlag, Zoe Perot, photographer Yue Song, and others.

Ruminations: At the Edge of Modernity is available on Amazon for $9.99 US.

Please support myself and the fine artists of this first issue of Ruminations Literary Journal by purchasing a copy. Miguel Flores’ Ruminations is one of very few literary journals to still make an effort to pay contributors for their work, which is essential, though difficult in the current publishing market, for art to flourish. In purchasing a copy of Ruminations, your purchase actually supports the artists involved.

Masada Naturalis [Poem] — Reading

Masada Naturalis

Originally published in the Owen Wister Review, Spring 2010

 

There is a wall of constellated stars,
a fortification built by strange pre-cosmic colonists.

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Succulence [Poem] — Reading

Succulence
originally published in the Open Window Review

This sentence, once congested, stuck,
now chases the cursor slipping in the white,

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On Maneaters of Kumaon (1944) [Poem] — Reading

On Maneaters of Kumaon (1944)

Originally published in the Open Window Review issue 2.

Read about the book Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett @ Wikipedia.

Came Christ the tiger.

–T.S. Eliot, “Gerontion”

When in youth I hunted, the tiger
I tracked was not so much the prize
as was the tiger of youth inside–
to tame his reckless strength to valiance.

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To the Chaldean Zeus [Poem] — Reading

To the Chaldean Zeus

Originally published in the Open Window Review issue 2.

Cloud rider, falling from the sky
harder than a nuclear sunset,
have you measured your wings?

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New Gyroscope Review Publishes “At Valley of the Gods, UT”

My brief poem, “At Valley of the Gods, UT” is fortunate to appear in the summer issue of Gyroscope Review. Look for it on page 28!

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New Poem Published in Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West

My poem “Opportunity to Change” is fortunate to appear in editor Lori Howe’s Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West.

Read this new poem and the other fine works included in the Spring issue here.

Shambhala Mountain Center Colorado Great Stupa Dharmakaya

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya at Shambhala Mountain Center, CO

An American Buddhist Holy Site Near Fort Collins, CO

What is perhaps the largest Buddhist monument in North America is situated in the mountains outside of Fort Collins, Colorado. The monument, a stupa, was constructed between 1988 and 2001 to house a relic from Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa (1939-1987), whom the Shambhala Mountain Center celebrates as important for his role in advancing Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

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Witches' Circle, Sheridan, WY at Belleview Cemetary

The Witches’ Circle, Sheridan Wyoming (Bellevue Cemetery)

The young people of Sheridan, Wyoming, know the ruined monument in Sheridan’s old cemetery as “the Witches’ Circle,” and little else about it is common knowledge. The only additional information I have seen on the Witches’ Circle comes from an article in the Sheridan Press weekend edition dated March 10, 11, 2012, and titled “A Place of Rest” by Caitlin Addlesperger.

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