The Hermit Poet

March 15, 2008

Boxcar Poetry Review – Issue 13 is Up!

Filed under: Announcements — admin @ 7:54 pm

Ok, it’s a little behind schedule, but it’s up and looking great.

Read it here

Boxcar Poetry Review
Issue 13


  • Jeffrey Alfier: “A Rural Baptism”
  • J. Mae Barizo: “Vesperae”
  • Margaret Bashaar: “Sita”
  • Steven Brown: “Hurricane in August”
  • Kit Frick: “The Husband, Discovered, A Letter to Two Beloveds”
  • Christina Kallery: “The Nest”
  • Dana Guthrie Martin: “When the Movie’s Main Character Commits Suicide by Drowning”
  • Matthew Olzmann: “NASA Video Transmission Picked Up By Baby Monitor”
  • Julie Marie Wade: “For the New Year”
  • Joe Wilkins: “Five Dreams of Home”


  • An Xiao: “Drive Thru. 2007” & “Just Me. 2008”

Interviews & Conversations

  • Conversation Between Ivy Alvarez & Lee Herrick – Part 2
  • Interview with F. Daniel Rzicznek ~ Gary McDowell


  • Review of Lee Herrick‘s This Many Miles From Desire ~ C St Perez

August 1, 2005

Upcoming Readings

Filed under: Announcements,General — Neil Aitken @ 5:24 pm

I have two upcoming readings — both of which I am very excited about. Coming first is the reading with Louise Mathias, who I had the pleasure of hearing feature not long ago at Tebot Bach. There’s an unearthly edge to her work, a beauty that emerges at the threshold between terror and awe. Mystery is a word that seems to haunt these poems. Check out her book, Lark Apprentice.

The Beyond the Valley of Contemporary Poets Anthology reading promises to be dazzling night of poetry. While I don’t have the list in front of me, I can assure you that it’s well worth the trip out to Studio City.

Wed Aug 10 – 8:00 pm
Louise Mathias and Neil Aitken,
with Music by Tom Monroe

Alta Coffee House
506 31st Street,
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-0233

Sat Aug 20 – 7:00 pm
Beyond the Valley of Contemporary Poets’ Anthology Reading
(I’ll be reading as part of this excellent line-up)
Portrait of a Bookstore (access through Aroma Cafe)
4360 Tujunga Ave,
Studio City, CA 91604

January 17, 2005

Prairie Poetry Friends’ Prize

Filed under: Announcements — Neil Aitken @ 3:20 pm

I just received word from Marc duPlan (the editor at Prairie Poetry) that my poem Adrift won the 1st place Prairie Poetry Friends’ Prize ($350) and also a Prairie Poetry Peer Award.

I think this marks the first time I’ve been paid for publication 🙂 Prior to this, it has been my artwork that has brought in money.