Deep South Magazine has just published another of the poems from my work in progress collection, Always the Heat.
This poem is titled First You Make a Roux. It was inspired by a painting I bought some years ago on a trip to New Orleans with my best friend.
All good Louisiana cooking starts with a roux, and it's something I stessed to my kids when I started teaching them how to cook.
Look for the poem at http://deepsouthmag.com/2013/11/first-you-make-a-roux/ and I hope you like it.
I just got some great news.
I came across a great publication the other day, Deep South Magazine, and on a whim I submitted the poem that I first published here a few months ago. Deep South Magazine is really focused on Southern culture and since I pride myself as both a Southerner and a Southern writer the magazine is especially interesting to me.
The editor contacted me this morning to let me know that they would be publishing the poem in an issue this summer, which is especially appropriate since Winter In Louisiana is really about our lack of winter.
That motivates me to go ahead and work on the collection of poems, Always the Heat, that I started.
I'll let you know when the poem is published but in the meantime check out the magazine at the link above.