The poem “teddy” was chosen to be a part of The Broadsider: A Magazine of Rescued Poems volume one, series one-through-thirty (series twenty), two-thousand-nine. The Broadsider, in its own words:
“Most poetry is rarely, if ever, revealed to a significant readership again after its initial exposure. While some poems gain more visibility over time, many more are published only once by small publications with limited distribution or appear on webzines with little traffic. The Broadsider attempts to change this in some small way by showcasing [previously published] poetry in a significant and meaningful fashion.
[We publish] individual broadsides as separate and complete volumes in and of themselves. These broadsides will be in editions of 100 signed copies. Work chosen for inclusion will remain by invitation only.
The editors will continue to showcase previously published poems and will publish as many volumes in any given year as finances dictate. This will occur from January thru November of each year. Complete sets of the first two volumes are still available for sale: a Limited Edition Issue (numbered and signed), and a Regular Issue (unsigned).
The Broadsider uses 2-3 color inks and is printed on various 65# acid-free, color cover stock. An appropriate graphic complements the text. Poets selected for each volume, which include the well-known and the not-so-well-known, receive half the print run as payment, plus a PDF of their broadside. In addition, each poet chosen for The Broadsider is eligible to be nominated for a Bulitzer Prize in the category of “Poetry Broadside.”
We rely on an extensive library of small press books and literary magazines to make our selections. We also peruse hundreds of current poetry books, chapbooks, anthologies, journals, blogs, and webzines each year.”
The signed and numbered broadside (limited to a total of fifty copies) is available here, while supplies last. The poem was nominated by editor Paul Fericano for a Pushcart Prize.