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The Redheaded Stepchild only accepts poems that have been rejected by other magazines. We publish biannually, and we accept submissions in the months of August and February only. We do not accept previously published work. We do, however, accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else. We are open to a wide variety of poetry and hold no allegiance to any particular style or school. Please visit us for more information and to read the current issue at http://redheadedmag.com/poetry/.
Lessons In Forgetting: Poems by Malaika King Albrecht
ISBN: 978-1-59948-245-3 | $7
Recommending Author's Comment:
Malaika King Albrecht is a master of placement. These poems take the reader through the ups and downs of dealing with Alzheimer's in such an honest, unblinking fashion that they read almost as a single heart-wrenching, joy-keeping piece. Of course, as the poems are so well-placed in relation to each other, so is the collection perfectly placed in time. As Alzheimer's becomes an every day part of the fabric of millions of Americans' lives, who among us can afford to enter that reality without the preparation this book provides. Even without such real-world relevance, however, this would be a collection worthy of great admiration. Every poem is layered with luscious imagery, notable sound texture, and cathartic emotion. These Lessons In Forgetting will not be soon forgotten by any reader.
Her book can be ordered here: http://www.mainstreetrag.com/MAlbrecht.html