Sunday, December 12, 2010

Poem of the Week

Sunday Night at the Lyric Theatre

The performance itself wasn't so bad
once the blue velvet curtain stopped tearing
far enough to collapse onto the goldfish bowl
and break, causing the animals to flip and flop
all over the stage.

Pinpricks of light forming the Milky Way
while the cymbals clashed and piano banged upon
by the maestro with disheveled hair and horn-rimmed glasses
had a picture of Stokowski on top near a stein of authentic German beer.

That warmth covering me came from the magician's cloak
on stage a grin reminiscent of the Cheshire Cat
why regard a friend from a century ago
magnificent adrenaline rushed up and down the stairs
flying Phantom of the Opera
but invisible sitting on top of the unprepossessed
crucible carrying nothing but
two flames dancing as bodies on stage.

Copyright 2010 Julie Kovacs

Poem in The Camel Saloon

I would like to thank Russell of The Camel Saloon for publishing my poem "What's On Television." This is my typical whimsical style of poetry. Thank you to all my readers!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Issue #3 of Exercise Bowler now out!

Issue #3 of Exercise Bowler is now available for viewing!

A huge thank you to everyone who has submitted work to this brand new poetry e-zine.

I am now accepting submissions for Issue #5 that will be out in Summer 2011!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Poem published in The Camel Saloon

I would like to mention my Thanksgiving Day present: a poem published in The Camel Saloon titled "Azurite Climber." Enjoy, and a huge thank you to all of my supporters!

Poem of the Week

Where Did Dancer Go?

Deer in your headlights
dancing to the Bee Gees
no one in the woods sees
not even the trees
one of Santa's missing drivers.

Copyright 2010 Julie Kovacs

Friday, November 12, 2010

Poem of the week

Atesh-e Parandegan

Knave black ibis
no self deprecation
of the graceful birds
writing chrysology
upon the ancient
tablet at Rashad
laughing and chatting
render to a silver spun
cypress from days of
Shah Koroush-e Bozorg
enter the presence of fire
sacred fire
the active force of God's eye.

Copyright 2010 Julie Kovacs

Exercise Bowler now listed in Poets and Writers

I am very happy to announce that Exercise Bowler is now listed in Poets and Writers. P&W also has a large database of literary publications, just like Duotrope has. The link to the listing is below:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Exercise Bowler listed in Duotrope!

I am very happy to announce that Exercise Bowler
is now listed in Duotrope!

In other news!

"Silver Moonbeams" is now available through
, as is "The Emerald Grail"

A huge, huge thank you to all supporters!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Undead Marriage" in Danse Macabre

I would like to thank Adam, the editor of Danse Macabre, for publishing my poem "Undead Marriage" in the latest issue of Danse Macabre. Read my poem here:

Danse Macabre

Thank you to all my supporters!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thank you to all submitters of poetry to Exercise Bowler

First of all I would like to give everyone who submitted to and had their poetry in Exercise Bowler a huge thank you. It has already been four years since I had my first poem published in Falling Star which has been very exciting for me. Having a lack of formal poetry training certainly has not kept my work from being published by other journals though it is always evolving as life does. Starting Exercise Bowler is also my way giving back to the poetry community and allowing other poets to increase their resumes as well. Thank you everyone for your continued support!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Poem of the Week

Your Secrets Are Yours

Your secrets are yours
buried in the most inconspicuous places
that only the oak and cypress trees see every day
as you walk down that narrow driveway
to the mailbox
paying your bills
and checking to see if the geraniums need watering.

Right underneath eggs and bread on the grocery list
you write in purple ink
a secret fantasy
nobody knows about but you
sunk in a china teacup
with 24 K gold edging
and violets hand painted on the front.

A smile from the edge of the universe
brings over the waves of serenity
an invisible cloak with magical letter inscribed
permit you to navigate the rocky path of life

seeing only what you want others to see
seeing only pink skies laced with mandarin orange
seeing only hazel eyes gazing up from the pillow

waiting for that elusive last breath
from your lustrous teeth.

Copyright 2010 by Julie Kovacs

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Upcoming publication in Danse Macabre

I have a poem that will be published in a near future edition of Danse Macabre titled "Undead Marriage." Keep an eye out for this fabulous poem - you will be kept up to date!

Danse Macabre

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Poem of the Week

Dancing Life Away

A mouse dances the tango
on top of the grandfather clock
twirling in ballet slippers
while the television set blares away
Maury Povitch
things the mouse does not hear
having too much of a good time
watching that movie about gladiators
watching that rhythm and blues concert live from San Francisco

doing anything but
allowing the outer directs turn into the outer limits.

Copyright 2010 Julie Kovacs

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Poem of the Week

Your Good Things In Life: Yes

your mortgage has been burned
that last college tuition payment has been paid off
the new wine in the oak barrel is getting richer
a hint of peach with cherry aroma
is drawn in with that small table top fan

the first residual check
has its rainbow
the amount approved by the tuxedo cat
right before
the Gund bear merrily deposits it into
your bank account

a Cheshire cat grin in the
photo on the nightstand
to your good things in life.

Copyright 2010 Julie Kovacs

Thursday, July 22, 2010

When Daddy Comes Around open mic Cafe in Chicago

I received a surprise email from Janet Kuypers, the editor of Children Churches and Daddies literary magazine with the wonderful news that she read my poem titled "When Daddy Comes Around" at an open mic night at the Cafe in Chicago on July 20, 2010. The event was video taped and posted to Youtube by Janet. Needless to say, this is a very thrilling experience for me, as she chose my poem to help promote her literary magazine. You can view the video below:

and the literary magazine:

Children Churches and Daddies

My grateful thanks to Janet Kuypers for selecting my poem for the reading and her perfect elocution. You rock Janet! :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Poem of the Week

Living Collection

Sea lions break dancing on the street
Lady Gaga has only one plume in her headband
left and right
over pewter frames
in the wunderkammar.

Copyright 2010 Julie Kovacs

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Poem published in July 2010 issue Children Churches and Daddies

My poem titled "When Daddy Comes Around" has been published in the July 2010 issue of Children Churches and Daddies! This is a delightful satire on the men of my age group (Generation X). Enjoy everyone!

Issue #1 Exercise Bowler posted

The first issue of Exercise Bowler (Summer 2010) is up and running! A very big thank you to everyone who submitted your poetry - it looks great!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Poem of the Week

One Breath

One breath
sank into the dungeon's plumbing
exhaling a sunstroke

a talent relinquished
for nobody's sake
slowly groping
from memory

hiding a gemstone
not the Hope diamond

or a dollar store treasure
vanilla scented candle
perched over a
smiling gargoyle

waiting to dance with
the princess who walks by.

Copyright 2010, Julie Kovacs

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Poetry e-zine launch

I am accepting submissions to "Exercise Bowler" right now. For those who are interested in contributing to the poetry e-zine, please click on the link below:

Exercise Bowler

Thank you to everyone who contributes!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

BlazeVOX Spring 2010 Publication

The BlazeVOX Spring 2010 issue is out! My poems are: Purple Stars Falling, Sailing in the Sky, Court Dance #30, and Pages On a Dream. To those reading, yes, Sailing in the Sky is an acrostic. Thanks for asking! :)Enjoy the poetry!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Upcoming Publication: BlazeVOX 2KX

This will be my first appearance in BlazeVOX, one of the greatest literary journals on the Internet. The issue my work will be appearing in is Spring 2KX. This time around, four poems of mine have been accepted for publication. Thank you to everyone for your support!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Poem to appear in Children Churches and Daddies

I would like to thank Janet Kuypers for selecting my poem titled "When Daddy Comes Around" for publication in the July 2010 issue of Children Churches and Daddies. I have managed to lose track of how many times I have been published in this fantastic left-of-center literary publication. Thank you to all my supporters!

Children Churches and Daddies

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Poem of the Week

Easter in Florida

A sandhill crane with two babies sits in the middle of a meridian
drawing a crowd from drivers passing by the farms.

Fish swim near the surface of the lake
heads bobbing up and down in perfect unison
to the beat of a classic song by Mozart
softly playing in the background.

Two ibises sway to a much smoother tune
Ambrosia, singing to each other
how being the biggest part of me
brings a sunrise in your eyes
giving me a joy
that lasts throughout the year
not just at Easter.

Copyright 2010 Julie Kovacs.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hafiz: The Scent of Light

Having been a fan of Hafiz for a long time now, this book looks like a really great read for those peaceful moments when you want to get in touch with your inner divinity. Rumi may still remain the first Sufi poet that comes up in Sufi conversations, but Hafiz is closing in on him with popularity. I still read "The Gift" from time to time. "The Scent of Light" will no doubt become one of the best sellers for 2010 for those who are interested in following the Sufi path.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Poem of the Week

Winter in February

Down south in the wintertime
a hint of spring lingers through the dark soil
shades of pink and white forming happy faces on the impatiens
whispering to each other by the lake when the warmer weather
would arrive and introduce new neighbors to them.

Soon tiny bulbs were planted nearby
tulips, crocuses, and hyacinths
not forgetting the bright yellow daffodils
excited to make new friends and talk about
their new lakeside home.

Copyright 2010 Julie Kovacs.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Poetry publication in Children Churches and Daddies

January 2010 marks my sixth appearance in Children Churches and Daddies. My poem for this appearance is titled "Romancing the Babies." The prose quality is what makes this poem work so well. My profuse thanks to Janet Kuypers for always enjoying my work enough to print in her publication. And now, it is time for "Romancing the Babies"!

January 2010 Children Churches and Daddies