Two of my poetry comics appear in Barrelhouse The Unintentionally Grim Issue #16, which had it's debut at AWP 2017——and has since sold out. Huge thanks to comic editor Killian Czuba for accepting these as poetry comics. I made these in the cold residency house in Wales. Get a preview of these 2 pieces.
Even though I'd been creating poetry comics for awhile, I didn't know they had a name until I met Alex Rothman, editor of Ink Brick, at AWP. These are the first comic poetry pieces I submitted, the first to be published. Purchase Ink Brick e-issues to see them in situ surrounded by amazing artists and writers of po-coms.
Birds We Piled Loosely took [in the Natural History of Projection & Bone], along with [fallen black figs] and [elsewhere scrims of light] for their online journal Issue #8. They named me a Nightingale; I was honored. These poems also appear in the Angle of Reflection anthology, and are part of my Dear Z series from my Can Serrat Spain residency. Read these poems and download this issue to read more incredible work.
On the Island of the Fire Eaters [have you heard about the Come-to-Jesus meeting?] appeared in Fanzine, issue 5 Sept 2014, an amazing online journal that teased this poem with this description, "Weather, planets, and many liquids converge in a new poem by Dina Hardy, selected by spring poetry editor Molly Brodak."
Folklore pg. 2651 Folklore, Folklore pg. 2652 Folklore, and Folklore pg. 2653 Folklore were all published by The Offending Adam Issue 168.1, an incredible online journal that provides insight into the work they publish. Editor Ryan Winet wrote of these three poems, "Hardy's tome—itself derived from encyclopedia entries—identifies the lines where such cataclysms have left layers of irradiated dust." Read this poems here, and in their home on The Fanzine.
Another from my The World Book project, Folklore pg. 2650 Folklore first appeared in Dec 2012 Lunch Ticket, an online journal from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Someone did tell me once to "put some lipstick on and dumb yourself down." Read this poem that also carries inspiration from Orson Wells's 1947 The Lady from Shanghai.
The awesome editors and poets Kiki Petrosino and Dan Rosenberg solicited work from me for the inaugural issue of their very cool online journal Transom. They selected 3 poems from my The World Book series: Dinwiddie pg. 1996 Diphtheria, Diorama pg. 1997 Diorama, and English Sparrow pg. 2360 Engraving. Read them here, or on Transom.