Ireland and islands – call for submission from New Madrid


American lit mag New Madrid is looking for submissions on the theme “Evolving islands” until October 15th. The call seems to place a big focus on Ireland (the issue would be out around the anniversary of the Easter Rising, and Murray State University, the journal’s home, has a study-abroad experience in Ireland planned for its MFA), but it looks like all things islandish are welcome.


So, Tom Waits was Catalan lawyer/bad poet José María Carulla in a previous life…


Retrato del poeta Carulla (c.1940)

by Gabriel Morcillo Raya (1887-1973), Museo de Bellas Artes, Granada.

Apparently, Carulla was mostly semi-famous for his terrible attempt to rewrite parts of the Bible in verse.