We’re in an Awesome New Anthology!

A Bird Black as the Sun: California Poets on Crows & Ravens has just been published on Green Poet Press. It contains our poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking by a Black Bird,” which will also appear in Poets Guide to America. We’re very honored that editors Enid Osborn and Cynthia Anderson have placed us in such illustrious company as Christopher Buckley (no relation to John), Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Levine, Carol Muske-Dukes, and Kay Ryan.

The kick-off reading for A Bird Black as the Sun will occur Sunday, November 13, in Santa Barbara. Click on the link to Green Poet Press for further details.

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A former altar boy and a former U.S. Army interrogator, respectively, John F. Buckley and Martin Ott were born and raised in Michigan, meeting each other at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor before separately migrating to California in the early 1990s to attend graduate schools, their friendship evolving into a writing collaboration – what they refer to as poetic volleyball. They both currently live in Southern California, John with his wife, Martin with his wife and two children. John teaches English composition at several local colleges, while Martin works as a marketing strategist for a global company. John still affects a strange piety; Martin still finds himself asking a lot of questions. Individually and together, their writing has appeared in over 150 periodicals and anthologies, garnering three Pushcart Prize nominations for Martin’s poems “India Ivy” and “When Bridges Fall” (available in his collection Children of Interrogation, which has been a finalist or semi-finalist in eighteen poetry prizes) and John’s “Poem for Christy’s Daughter” (available in his collection Kinks in the Hose). Martin has also optioned three screenplays. His chapbook Misery Loves was published on Red Dancefloor Press. John’s chapbook Breach Birth was published on Propaganda Press.
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2 Responses to We’re in an Awesome New Anthology!

  1. Enid Osborn says:

    Hey, John and Martin! Great buzz on the anthology–thanks! Enid
    p.s. Your poem rocks!

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