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Readin and book signing for relase of The Present Tense, Allen Road South: Annus Mirabilis at Waterbean Coffee in Huntsville. NC, 22 August 2018.

Most recent update 10/06/2018.
 
Don Mager (2018)

I’m thrilled to announce that my book, The Present Tense Allen Road South: Annus Mirabilis, published by Thruston Howl Publishers was released July 23.  This is the culmination of a project begun in 2012.  Many of the poems have been published in print and online journals as notifications on the website attest.  The book is available on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1945247347?keywords=present+tense+Donald+Mager&qid=1532368800&sr=8-1-spell&ref=mp_s_a_1_1 


New in 2018

Akhmatova, Anna,  Untitled: “We went mad together that night,.”  Trans. by Don Mager.  6 October 2018.  Online  https://terrorhousemag.com/eight-poems-anna-akhmatova/

Akhmatova, Anna.  From the Cycle Tashkent Pages.”  Five versions. Trans. by Don Mager.  6 October 2018.  Online  https://terrorhousemag.com/eight-poems-anna-akhmatova/

Akhmatova, Anna.  “Untitled:  Dread, fingering stuff in the dark . . .”  Trans. by Don Mager.  6 October 2018.  Online  https://terrorhousemag.com/eight-poems-anna-akhmatova/


Akhmatova, Anna.  “Untitled:  All went away, and none returned . . .”  Trans. by Don Mager.  6 October 2018.  Online  https://terrorhousemag.com/eight-poems-anna-akhmatova/

 Akhmatova, Anna.  “Untitled:  If all in the world who have petitioned me . . .”  Trans. by Don Mager.  6 October 2018.  Online  https://terrorhousemag.com/eight-poems-anna-akhmatova/

Lermontov, Mikhail Yu.  “The Rock.”  Trans. Don Mager.  The Society of Classical Poets.  22 May 2018.  Online: http://classicalpoets.org/three-poems-by-mikhail-yu-lermontov-translated-by-don-mager/

Lermontov, Mikhail Yu.  “The Neighbor”  Trans. Don Mager.  The Society of Classical Poets.  22 May 2018.  Online: http://classicalpoets.org/three-poems-by-mikhail-yu-lermontov-translated-by-don-mager/

Lermontov, Mikhail Yu.  “The Prophet.”  Trans. Don Mager.  The Society of Classical Poets.  22 May 2018.  Online: http://classicalpoets.org/three-poems-by-mikhail-yu-lermontov-translated-by-don-mager/

Lermontov, Mikhail Yu.  “The Rock.”  Trans. Don Mager.  The Society of Classical Poets.  22 May 2018.  Online: http://classicalpoets.org/three-poems-by-mikhail-yu-lermontov-translated-by-don-mager/

 Lermontov, Mikhail Yu.  “The Neighbor”  Trans. Don Mager.  The Society of Classical Poets.  22 May 2018.  Online: http://classicalpoets.org/three-poems-by-mikhail-yu-lermontov-translated-by-don-mager/

 Lermontov, Mikhail Yu.  “The Prophet.”  Trans. Don Mager.  The Society of Classical Poets.  22 May 2018.  Online: http://classicalpoets.org/three-poems-by-mikhail-yu-lermontov-translated-by-don-mager/

Lermontov, Mikhail Yu.  “The Angel.” Trans.  Don Mager.  Better Than Starbucks.  July 2018.  Vol. II, No.VII.   Online: https://www.betterthanstarbucks.org/poetry-translations

Lermontov, Mikhail Yu.  “Loneliness.”  Trans.  Don Mager.  Better Than Starbucks.  July 2018.  Vol. II, No.VII.   Online: https://www.betterthanstarbucks.org/poetry-translations

Lermontov, Mikhail Yu.  “The Beggar.” Trans.  Don Mager.  Better Than Starbucks.  July 2018.  Vol. II, No.VII.   Online: https://www.betterthanstarbucks.org/poetry-translations

Lermontov, Mikhail Yu.  “Death of the Poet.” Trans.  Don Mager.  Better Than Starbucks.  July 2018.  Vol. II, No.VII.   Online: https://www.betterthanstarbucks.org/poetry-translations

Akhmatova, Anna. “On A White Night.”  Trans. by Don Mager.  Visions International #97: 22.

Velimir Khlebnikov  “Tsarskoe Selo.“  Trans. by Don Mager.    Cordite Poetry Review. 1 May 2018.  Online: http://cordite.org.au/poetry/notheme7/tsarskoe-selo/

“Haiku String #38 (Prague in March).”  Jellyfish Whispers.  Friday. February 23, 2018.  Online: http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/

 “Haiku String #41 (Petersburg in May).”  Jellyfish Whispers.  Friday. February 23, 2018.  Online: http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/

 “Haiku String #42 (Paris in May).”  Jellyfish Whispers.  Friday. February 23, 2018.  Online: http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/

Anna Akhmatova.  “Pro Domo Mea.” by Trans. by Don Mager. Storm Cellar,  6.3: 38.


New in 2017


FEATURED WRITER, EZRA: an Online Journal of Translation, November 2017 issue.

“April Journal: Friday, April 12, 2013: Vibernum fans the evening above . . .” Pinyon Review: Celebrating The Arts & Sciences, Number 12 (October 2017).

“April Journal: Monday, April 8, 2013: The massage of noon sun kneads . . .”   Pinyon Review: Celebrating The Arts & Sciences, Number 12 (October 2017).

“November Journal: Friday, November 1, 2013: The early drive time wind bursts into . . .”  River Poets Journal: 2017 Season Issue.  Vol.11, No.2.  PDF online: http://www.riverpoetsjournal.com/River_Poets_Journal_Seasonal_Issue_-_2017.pdf .  P.16.

“You’re still not dead yet, still not alone . . .” by Osip Mandel’shtam, tran.s by Don Mager.  EZRA: An Online Journal of Translation.  Vol.11, No.2.  Online: http://www.ezratranslation.com/current-issue/

“Where is the chained and nailed-down-groan?” by Osip Mandel’shtam, tran.s by Don Mager.  EZRA: An Online Journal of Translation.  Vol.11, No.2.  Online: http://www.ezratranslation.com/current-issue/

“Rome.” by Osip Mandel’shtam, tran.s by Don Mager.  EZRA: An Online Journal of Translation.  Vol.11, No.2.  Online: http://www.ezratranslation.com/current-issue/

“When to faraway Korea . . .” by Osip Mandel’shtam, tran.s by Don Mager.  EZRA: An Online Journal of Translation.  Vol.11, No.2.  Online: http://www.ezratranslation.com/current-issue/

“The ghostly stage scarcely shimmer’s . . .” by Osip Mandel’shtam, tran.s by Don Mager.  EZRA: An Online Journal of Translation.  Vol.11, No.2.  Online: http://www.ezratranslation.com/current-issue/

“Again Gluck summons the sweet shades . . .” by Osip Mandel’shtam, tran.s by Don Mager.  EZRA: An Online Journal of Translation.  Vol.11, No.2.  Online: http://www.ezratranslation.com/current-issue/

“Giraffe” by Nikolai Gumilev, trans. by Don Mager.  Clade Song 7.  Online:  http://cladesong.com/gumilev.mager.giraffe.html

“Giraffe” by Nikolai Gumilev, trans. by Don Mager.  Clade Song 7.  Online:  http://cladesong.com/gumilev.mager.giraffe.html

“Leopard” by Nikolai Gumilev, trans. by Don Mager.  Clade Song 7.  Online:  http://cladesong.com/gumilev.mager.leopard.html

“Baby Elephant” by Nikolai Gumilev, trans. by Don Mager.  Clade Song 7.  Online:  http://cladesong.com/gumilev.mager.babyelephant.html

Six excerpts from “From a Burnt Notebook (Wild Roses in Bloom)” by Anna Akhmatova, trans. by Don Mager.  1. “Excerpt from a Dedication.”  2. “From a Burnt Notebook>’  3.  “Actuality.”  4.  “On the road whre Donskoi.”  5.  Untitled:  “Let who chooses, loll in the south . . .”  6.  Untitled : “In vain you cast at my feet . . .”  Interim, V.23, Issue 4.  Online:  https://interim.squarespace.com/

“February Journal: Wednesday, February 27, 2013: Red throat stretched to the horizontal . . .”  Birds Piled Loosely, Issue 12.  Online: http://birdspiledloosely.com/tbwpl/#/issue-12/

“March Journal: Saturday, March 9, 2013: Haste’s not in their vocabulary.” The Tower Journal.  Fall/Winter 2017 (4 November 2017).  Online :  http://www.towerjournal.com/fall_2017/poetry/mager.php

“May Journal: Friday, May 3, 2013:  Air is hung-over from its debauch . . .” The Tower Journal.  Fall/Winter 2017 (4 November 2017).  Online :  http://www.towerjournal.com/fall_2017/poetry/mager.php

“October Journal: Sunday, October 27, 2013: The front porch stoop stops its watch to watch the . . .”  The Tower Journal.  Fall/Winter 2017 (4 November 2017).  Online :  http://www.towerjournal.com/fall_2017/poetry/mager.php

“October Journal: Monday, October 28, 2013:  Look at this feat! they chuck, wearing their . . .”  The Tower Journal.  Fall/Winter 2017 (4 November 2017).  Online :  http://www.towerjournal.com/fall_2017/poetry/mager.php

Gumilev, Nikolai Stenovich. “The Suicide” trans. By Don Mager.   Public Pool: One Space For All Poets.  31 October 2017.  Online:  http://www.publicpool.org/dope/nikolai-stepanovich-gumilev-trans-by-don-mager/

Gumilev, Nikolai Stenovich. “The Stray Tram” trans. By Don Mager.   Public Pool: One Space For All Poets.  31 October 2017.  Online:  http://www.publicpool.org/dope/nikolai-stepanovich-gumilev-trans-by-don-mager/

Gumilev, Nikolai Stenovich. “A Reader of Books” trans. By Don Mager.   Public Pool: One Space For All Poets.  31 October 2017.  Online:  http://www.publicpool.org/dope/nikolai-stepanovich-gumilev-trans-by-don-mager/

Gumilev, Nikolai Stenovich. “Among Gypsies” trans. By Don Mager.   Public Pool: One Space For All Poets.  31 October 2017.  Online:  http://www.publicpool.org/dope/nikolai-stepanovich-gumilev-trans-by-don-mager/

Gumilev, Nikolai Stenovich. “Ezbekiah” trans. By Don Mager.   Public Pool: One Space For All Poets.  31 October 2017.  Online:  http://www.publicpool.org/dope/nikolai-stepanovich-gumilev-trans-by-don-mager/


“The Cellar of Memory.” Trans. Don Mager.  Visions International.  No.96 (2017): 21.The Trout Is Breaking Through The ice” by Mikhail Kuzmin, trans. by Don Mager.  Better Than Starbucks: October 2017 Vol. II No. X.   Online:  https://anthonywatkins.wixsite.com/btsoct2017/poetry-translations

“Untitled: To Vera Ivanovna-Shavarsalon.”  By Anna Akhmatova, trans. by Don Mager.  ADELAIDE Independent Bimonthly Literary Magazine: Year II, V.1, N.9 (Sept. 2017).   Online:  http://adelaidemagazine.org/p_dmager9.html

“Untitled: We are all tramps and floozies here . . .”  By Anna Akhmatova, trans. by Don Mager.  ADELAIDE Independent Bimonthly Literary Magazine: Year II, V.1, N.9 (Sept. 2017).   Online:  http://adelaidemagazine.org/p_dmager9.html

“Dream.”  By Anna Akhmatova, trans. by Don Mager.  ADELAIDE Independent Bimonthly Literary Magazine: Year II, V.1, N.9 (Sept. 2017).   Online:  http://adelaidemagazine.org/p_dmager9.html

“Michal.”  By Anna Akhmatova, trans. by Don Mager.  ADELAIDE Independent Bimonthly Literary Magazine: Year II, V.1, N.9 (Sept. 2017).   Online:  http://adelaidemagazine.org/p_dmager9.html

“To the Poema.”  By Anna Akhmatova, trans. by Don Mager.  ADELAIDE Independent Bimonthly Literary Magazine: Year II, V.1, N.9 (Sept. 2017).   Online:  http://adelaidemagazine.org/p_dmager9.html

TO THE SLANDERERS OF ART.” Nikolai Alekseevich Klyuev, trans. by Don Mager.  Better Thank Starbucks: September 2017 Vol. II No. IX.   Online: https://www.betterthanstarbucks.org/poetry-translations

“June Journal: Friday, June 7, 2013: The low pitched sonic boom of all-night . . .”  Poydras Review.  8 August 2017.  Online: http://www.poydrasreview.com/blog/2017/5/16/june-journal-friday-june-7-2013

"March Journal: Thursday, March 28, 2013: Noon dries off the last lacy glittr . . ." Peacock Journal Anthology: Beauty First: Poetry, Fiction and Non-Fiction.  V.I, No.2 (July 2017): 64.

Mandelshtam, Osip.  Untitled: “Я к губам подношу эту зелень . . .”  Trans. by Don Mager:  “I offer these greens to my lips . . .”  Waxwing: Issue XI, Spring 2017.  Online: http://waxwingmag.org/archive/11/index.php

“June Journal:  Thursday, June 13, 2013:  Like a grandma’s sloppy scrub of a . . .”  Grey Sparrow Journal.  Issue 30, July 31, 2017.  https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2017SummerMager.aspx

 “April Journal:  Sunday, April 28, 2013:  With no desire for haste, night grubs at . . .”  Grey Sparrow Journal.  Issue 30, July 31, 2017.  https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2017SummerMager.aspx

 “March Journal:  Saturday, March 30, 2013:  All morning, night’s cold erects a blind . . .”   Grey Sparrow Journal.  Issue 30, July 31, 2017.  https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2017SummerMager.aspx

 “March Journal:  Wednesday, March 20, 2013:  Stoic and resolute, afternoon . . .”  Grey Sparrow Journal.  Issue 30, July 31, 2017.  https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2017SummerMager.aspx

 “November Journal:  Saturday, November 2, 2013: Yellow’s bullish herds of grandeur tramp . . .”  Scarlet Leaf Review: July 2017 issue.  Online: http://www.scarletleafreview.com/poems4/category/don-mager

“September Journal:  Friday, September 27, 2013:  Yellow Jackets zoom vertically . . .”  Scarlet Leaf Review: July 2017 issue.  Online: http://www.scarletleafreview.com/poems4/category/don-mager

“May Journal: Saturday, May 11, 2013: The sparse grass pad of dirt sips just the right . . .´ Scarlet Leaf Review: July 2017 issue.  Online: http://www.scarletleafreview.com/poems4/category/don-mager

“February Journal:  Tuesday, February 5, 2013: Sly with ice, beneath satin shrouds, the . . .” Scarlet Leaf Review: July 2017 issue.  Online: http://www.scarletleafreview.com/poems4/category/don-mager

“January Journal: Friday, January 25, 2013: Dawn fog spreads a death pall over the . . .”  Wilderness House Literary Review 12.2.  Online:  http://www.whlreview.com/no-12.2/poetry/DonMager.pdf

 “May Journal: Monday, May 13, 2013: As morning’s high tide rises, shadows . . .”   Wilderness House Literary Review 12.2.  Online:  http://www.whlreview.com/no-12.2/poetry/DonMager.pdf

 “October Journal: Monday, October 7, 2013:  Because the bully wind believes it is . . .”  Wilderness House Literary Review 12.2.  Online:  http://www.whlreview.com/no-12.2/poetry/DonMager.pdf

 “November Journal: Wednesday, November 20, 2013: Between sparseness of leaves, afternoon’s . . .”   Wilderness House Literary Review 12.2.  Online:  http://www.whlreview.com/no-12.2/poetry/DonMager.pdf

 “December Journal: Thursday, December 12, 2013: The wind rolls in on shrieking rails and . . .”  Wilderness House Literary Review 12.2.  Online:  http://www.whlreview.com/no-12.2/poetry/DonMager.pdf

“Jaguar” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/810/

“Giraffe” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/811/

“Lake Chad” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/812/

“The Tale of The Kings” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/813/

“Masquerade” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/814/

“The Suicide” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/815/

“Hyena” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/816/

“Semiramide” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/817/

“Don Juan” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/818/

“A Reader of Books” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/819/

“Flowers don’t survive with me . . .” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/820/

“The Return of Odysseus: At the Shore” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/821/

“The Return of Odysseus: The Slaughter of the Suitors: At the Shore” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/822/

“The Return of Odysseus: Odysseus to Laërtes” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/823/

“Margarita” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/824/

“The Turkistan General” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/825/

“African Night” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/826/

“The Workman” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/827/

“Suez Canal” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/828/

“Ezbekiah” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/829/

“The Word” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/830/

“Baby Elephant” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/831/

“The Stray Tram” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/832/

“Among Gypsies” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/833/

“The Drunk Dervish” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/834/

“Leopard” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/835/

“Star Terror” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/836/

“Anna Comnena” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Николай Гумилёв: электронное собрание сочинений. (Nikolai Gumilev: Electronic Selected Works.)  Online blog by Alexander Kurlov: https://gumilev.ru/languages/837/

“Giraffe” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Better Than Starbucks: Not your or dinary poetry magazine!  Vol 2, No.7 (July 2017).  Online: https://www.betterthanstarbucks.org/poetry-translations

“Jaguar” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Better Than Starbucks: Not your or dinary poetry magazine!  Vol 2, No.7 (July 2017).  Online: https://www.betterthanstarbucks.org/poetry-translations

“Lake Chad” by Nikolai Gumilev.  Trans. by Don Mager.  Better Than Starbucks: Not your or dinary poetry magazine!  Vol 2, No.7 (July 2017).  Online: https://www.betterthanstarbucks.org/poetry-translations

“December Journal: Sunday, December 8, 2013: Unperturbed by drams and cold night air . ..” Corvus Review, Issue 8S (2017); 183.

“November Journal: Wednesday, November 27, 2013:  While cold’s persistence officiates . . .”  The Penmen Review:  Southern New Hampshire University’s Online Journal for Creative Writers.  Online: posted 71 March, 2017.  http://penmenreview.com//

“May Journal: Friday, May 24, 2013:  Evening dreams itself in a child’s brain.”  Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine. Issue 26 )June 2017).  Onlin PDF publication:  http://www.lulu.com/shop/sam-rose/peeking-cat-poetry-magazine-issue-26-june-2017/ebook/product-23200189.html

“March Journal: Thursday, March 28, 2013:  Noon dries off the last lacy glitter . . .”  Peacock Journal.  28 March 2016.  Online:  http://peacockjournal.com/don-mager-five-poems/

 April Journal: Friday, April 5, 2013: Along the sun washed street, commuters . . .” Peacock Journal.  28 March 2016.  Online:  http://peacockjournal.com/don-mager-five-poems/

 April Journal: Wednesday, April 10, 2013:  The indecisive breeze tugs at a . . .” Peacock Journal.  28 March 2016.  Online:  http://peacockjournal.com/don-mager-five-poems/

 December Journal: Wednesday, December 25, 2013: The stripped tree branches and the falling . . .” Peacock Journal.  28 March 2016.  Online:  http://peacockjournal.com/don-mager-five-poems/

 December Journal: Saturday, December 28, 2013:  Rain drives fire hose plateaus of cloud . . .” Peacock Journal.  28 March 2016.  Online:  http://peacockjournal.com/don-mager-five-poems/

“July Journal: Friday, July 19, 2013:  Beyond the sultry gate, evening picks . . .”  Mad Swirl: A Creative Outlet.  18 June 1017  Online:  http://madswirl.com/category/poetry /

“September Journal:  Wednesday, September 18, 2013: The now of this now is buck-solid . . .”  Drunk in a Midnight Choir (DMC).  Issue #1 (Spring 2017).  Online:  http://drunkinamidnightchoir.com/donald-mager/

“Untitled: “Accept with gladness from these palms . . .””  by Osip Mandel’shtam, trans by Don Mager.  ADELAIDE Independent Quarterly Literary Magazine.    Online Edition: May 14, 2017.   http://adelaidemagazine.org/p_donmager.html 

 “Untitled:” Bees get used to beekeepers . . .”” by Osip Mandel’shtam, trans by Don Mager.  ADELAIDE Independent Quarterly Literary Magazine.    Online Edition: May 14, 2017.   http://adelaidemagazine.org/p_donmager.html

“Cassandra” (Six Versions) by Osip Mandel’shtam, trans by Don Mager.  ADELAIDE Independent Quarterly Literary Magazine.    Online Edition: May 14, 2017.   http://adelaidemagazine.org/p_donmager.html

December Journal: Wednesday, December 11, 2013: The sky clears its mind of day-lit thoughts . . .”  Eunoia Review.  Posted on April 28, 2017 online:  https://eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/december-journal-wednesday-december-11-2013/    

“Cinque,” by Anna Akhmatova, trans. by Don Mager.  Rhino: The Poetry Forum.  2017: p.4-6.

July Journal: Tuesday, July 23, 2013: Early afternoon’s minutes dangle . . .”  Mad Swirl: A Creative Outlet.   March 6, 2017.  Online:  http://madswirl.com/poetry/2017/03/july-journal-tuesday-july-23-2013/

“After 23 Years,” by Anna Akhmatova, trans. By Don Mager. Blue Lyra Review: A Literary Journal of Diverse Voices.   Issue 5.2 Summer 2016.  Online: http://bluelyrareview.com/anna-akhmatova/


New in 2016

“February Journal: Friday, October 25, 2103: The champagne-evening air sparkles with . . .”  Off The Coast: The Things They Imagined.  22:4 (Fall 2106): 17.

The summer 2016 online issue of Life and Legends includes my tranlation of Anna Akhmatov's World War II cycle of five poems, entitled  “In The Fortieth Year.”  (Cycle of five poems).  Translated by Don Mager  Life and Legends.Julu 1 and July 2, 2016.   Online:  http://lifeandlegends.com/anna-akhmatova-translated-don-mager/


The current issue of Interim (online) includes by translation of "Verses to an Unknown Soldier" by Osip Mandel'stam.  Online: http://www.ucityreview.com/12_Mager_Don.htm


"Alone I gaze out on the iced: it goes--" by Osip Mandel'shtam. Third Coast: 57.

“Black Earth” (“
ЧЕРНОЗЕМ”) by Osip Mandel’shtam.  River Styx 95. (2015): 16.

I am in love with the frosty breath. . .” (“Люблю морозное дыханье”) by Osip Mandel’shtam.  River Styx 95. (2015): 17.
“Armed with the eyesight of a slender wasp . . .” (“
Вооруженный зреньем узких ос . . .”) by Osip Mandel’shtam.  River Styx 95. (2015): 17.

 

In December 2013 I completed a manuscript volume called
 
. . . the present tense . . .
allen road south, charlotte, north Carolina,
Annus Mirabilis 2013.
 
It is a daily journal of syllabic sonnets recording each day of the 2013 as a snapshot of that day’s presence in the present tense.  I imagined as I work an “ideal” reader might keep the book when published at hand and read one poem per day throughout the year.  Beginning in 2013 a number of the poems have been published in both print and online journals.  2015 was a good year for publications.  See below.  And 2016 is doing well too.

NEW IN 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ “February Journal: Monday, February 18, 2013: Chunks crash from branches and sweat into . . .  The Penmen Review: Southern New Hampshire University’s Online Journal for Creative Writers.  Posted on 11/09/2016.  Online:  http://penmenreview.com/?s=mager

December Journal: Thursday, December 19, 2013: Midmorning sneaks calm pools of light in . . .”  Mad Swirl: A Creative Outlet.   November 15, 2016.  Online:  http://madswirl.com/poetry/2016/11/december-journal-thursday-december-19-2013/

“January Journal:  Thursday, January 31, 2013.  The sun’s breathless lava blaze sings an . . .” Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Col.XXIV, Issue 10, Number n282 (October 2016). PDF journal online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1610.pdf : p.40.

“July Journal:   Saturday, July 27, 2013.  The sunset squinies into penny . . .” Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Col.XXIV, Issue 10, Number n282 (October 2016). PDF journal online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1610.pdf : p.41.

“ July Journal:  Sunday, July 28 2013. Beneath boisterous frog choir rehearsals . . .” Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Col.XXIV, Issue 10, Number n282 (October 2016). PDF journal online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1610.pdf : p.42.

“September Journal:  Wednesday, September 4, 2013.  As it lets go of the shadows’ hold on . . .”  Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Col.XXIV, Issue 10, Number n282 (October 2016). PDF journal online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1610.pdf : p.43.

“September Journal:  Thursday, September 5, 2013.  Their stalks snap. They overflow their wire . . .”  Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Col.XXIV, Issue 10, Number n282 (October 2016). PDF journal online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1610.pdf : p.44.

“March Journal: Wednesday, March 6, 2013.”  “The sun races up onto horizon’s . . .” Leveler.  26 September 2016.  Online:  http://www.lwvelerpoetry.com/

“September Journal: Sunday, September 29, 2013:  Dangling its broken mismatched giant . . .”  Oddball Magazine: Poetry, Art and Entertainment for the Masses.   21 September 2016.  Online: https://oddballmagazine.com/2016/09/21/poem-by-don-mager/

September Journal: Monday, September 30, 2013: As earth rolls the horizon up and . . .” ad Swirl: A Creative Forum.  24 Augsut 2016.    Online:  http://madswirl.com/category/poetry/

“December Journal:  Tuesday, December 31, 2013 : Morning wakes with wide ears cocked up at . . .”  
Linden Avenue Literary Journal: Issue 51 (August 2106).  Onleine: http://www.lindenavelit.com/

August Journal: Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”  A day—a night—four inches—dawn creeps . n. .”  UCity Review.  Posted 07/215/2106.  Online:  http://www.ucityreview.com/12_Mager_Don.html

September Journal: Saturday, September 7, 2013.”  Like two kinds of time, trees reach out to ‘. . .”  UCity Review.  Posted 07/215/2106.  Online:  http://www.ucityreview.com/12_Mager_Don.html

July Journal: Tuesday, July 9, 2013.”  The Penmen Review: Southern New Hampshire University’s Online Journal for Creative Writers.  Posted on 07/15/2016.  Online:  http://penmenreview.com/?s=mager

“June Journal: Wednesday, June 5, 2013:  Humping along in tandem sleek black pairs . . .”  Plum Ree Tavern.  July 14, 2016.  Online:  http://theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com/2016/07/june-journal-wednesday-june-5-2013.html  

“June Journal:  Sunday, June 2, 2013:  Night’s shrinking band of sky sets up shop . . .”   Plum Tree Taverns.   July 3, 2016 Online: http://theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com/

“Saturday, June 15, 2013:  With its departing mists, amber duck . . .”   The Penmen Review: Southern New Hampshire University’s Online Journal for Creative Writers.  Posted on  July 4, 2016.   http://penmenreview.com/june-journal-saturday-june-15-2013/

“December Journal:  Wednesday, December 18, 2013:  Beneath the shelf of clouds, darkness wakes . . .”   Jellyfish Whispers, June 4, 2016 .  Online:  http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/  

“June Journal:  Friday, June 21, 2013:  The kitchen window, hands washing last . . .”   Jellyfish Whispers, June 4, 2016 .  Online:  http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/  

 “June Journal:  Thursday, June 20, 2013:  Like balls hanging in tight rows on each . . .”  Jellyfish Whispers, June 4, 2016 .  Online:  http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/  

“April Journal: Tuesday, April 9, 2013.”  “Trowelled furrows in  the dam bed of mixed . . .”  Drunk Monkeys1:3, p.12.   (2016).  PDF publication online at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1be2ba834d706203a988f6a86/files/June_PDF_copy.pdf

“May Journal: Friday, May 31, 2013.”  “”Late marning breezes riff the vines and . . .”  Mad Swirl: A Creative Outlet.  05/26/2016.  Online:  http://madswirl.com/category/poetry/

February Journal: Wednesday, February 6, 2013.”  Sky’s flattened cloudless platter slides its . . .”                                   

Reprinted Selectioins Plume Tree Taver Number one. 05/19/2016 Online http://selectionsplumtreeone.blogspot.com/search/label/Don%20Mager

March Journal:  Tuesday, March 26, 2013.”  “The kitchen window imbibes coffee steam.”  Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Vol.VVIV, Issue 5, Number 277.  May  2016.  Online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1605.pdf  :  page.42.

 

March Journal:  Wednesday, March 27, 2013.”  The moon in garish obesity . . .”  Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Vol.VVIV, Issue 5, Number 277.  May  2016.  Online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1605.pdf  :  page.43.

April Journal: Wednesday, April 24, 2013.”  The dawn sun scatters arabesques of  . . .”  Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Vol.VVIV, Issue 5, Number 277.  May  2016.  Online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1605.pdf  :  page.44.

“August Journal: Friday, August 9, 2013,”  In dark Conch shell swirls of shadows  . . .”   Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Vol.VVIV, Issue 5, Number 277.  May  2016.  Online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1605.pdf  :  page.45.

September Journal:  Saturday, September 28, 2013.”  All morning the breeze tugs the pants legs . . .”  Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Vol.VVIV, Issue 5, Number 277.  May  2016.  Online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1605.pdf  :  page.46.

“October Jouranl:  Fridey, October 18, 2015.”  “Lungs do not gasp for air . . . the gasp in . . . .”   Element(ary) My Dear.  Anthology ed. by A. J. Huffman and April Salzano.  Kind of a Hurricane Press, 28 December 2015.  Page 97.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-DuKJaq66ClSXFWajlic1lvdXM/view?pref=2&pli=1

“January Journal: Saturday, January 26, 2013”  “Late night drivers return to ice=glazed . . .”   Element(ary) My Dear.  Anthology ed. by A. J. Huffman and April Salzano.  Kind of a Hurricane Press, 28 December 2015.  Page 96.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-DuKJaq66ClSXFWajlic1lvdXM/view?pref=2&pli=1

“January Journal: Wednesday, January 9, 2013.”  “From the horizon’s edges, floating . . .”  Grey Sparrow Journal, Issue 27, January 31, 2016.  Online:  https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2016WinterMager.aspx

“ May Journal: Tuesday, May 21, 2013.”  “Greens are darkly liquid in their rills  . . .”  Grey Sparrow Journal, Issue 27, January 31, 2016.  Online:  https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2016WinterMager.aspx

“May  Journal: Wednesday, May 26, 2013.”  “Night strides deep through silences until . . .”  Grey Sparrow Journal, Issue 27, January 31, 2016.  Online:  https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2016WinterMager.aspx

“May Journal: Tuesday. May 7, 2013.”  “The mower trudges through tall rain engorged . . .”  Grey Sparrow Journal, Issue 27, January 31, 2016.  Online:  https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2016WinterMager.aspx

“October Journal:  Thursday, October 17, 2013.”  “Brushing faces and hands with almost . . .”  Grey Sparrow Journal, Issue 27, January 31, 2016.  Online:  https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2016WinterMager.aspx

“January Journal:  Friday, January 18,2013.”  “Dawn’s smoothness spreads its dark contralto . . .”  Indiana Voice Journal 14 March 2016.   Online: http://www.indianavoicejournal.com/2016/03/three-poems-by-don-mager-january.html

“March Journal:  Saturday March 16, 2013.”   “Siesta hour hums.  Beneath the eave  . . .”  Indiana Voice Journal 14 March 2016.   Online: http://www.indianavoicejournal.com/2016/03/three-poems-by-don-mager-january.html

“September Jouranl:  Wednesday, September 11, 2015.“  “Shining their orial cartoon brass.”  Indiana Voice Journal 14 March 2016.   Online: http://www.indianavoicejournal.com/2016/03/three-poems-by-don-mager-january.html

“January Journal: Thursday, January 10, 2013.”  Leves of Ink: Poetry Without Limits.  February 23, 2016.  Online:  http://www.leaves-of-ink.com/search/label/Don%20Mager  

 May Journal:  Saturday, May 18, 2013: Old colleague--stalker--pal--the heat climbs .  . .” Pyrokinection: Where words come to burn . . . Friday, April 15, 2016.  Online:         http://www.pyrokinection.com/

                               

November Journal:  Thursday, November 7, 201:  In a shower of gold, sunlight sweeps . . .” Pyrokinection: Where words come to burn . . . Friday, April 15, 2016.  Online: http://www.pyrokinection.com/

 

“May Journal: Monday, May 27, 2013.”  The Birds We Piled Loosely.  Issue 7: (April 2017): 14.  Online: http://birdspiledloosely.com/#/issue-7/  

 

“May Journal: Tuesday, May 28, 2013.”  The Birds We Piled Loosely.  Issue 7: (April 2017): 15.  Online: http://birdspiledloosely.com/#/issue-7/  

 

“August Journal: Tuesday, August 20, 2013.”  The Birds We Piled Loosely.  Issue 7: (April 2017): 17.  Online: http://birdspiledloosely.com/#/issue-7/  

 

“November Journal:  Thursday, November 14, 2013.”  The Birds We Piled Loosely.  Issue 7: (April 2017): 18.  Online: http://birdspiledloosely.com/#/issue-7/ 

 

“December Journal: Wednesday, December 4, 2013”  The Penmen Review (online).  Featured poem 28 March 2016.  http://penmenreview.com/december-journal-wednesday-december-4-2013/

 

“December Journal: Tuesday, December 3, 2013”  The Penmen Review (online).  Featured poem 16 March 2016.  http://penmenreview.com/december-journal-wednesday-december-4-2013/                   

 

“June Journal: Saturday, June 29, 2013”  The Penmen Review (online).  Featured poem 6 March 2016.  http://penmenreview.com/december-journal-wednesday-december-4-2013/

 

August Journal: Saturday, August 10, 2013: The sky lays dim slate above the trees.”  Mad Swirl: A Creative Outlet.  02/24/2016.  Online:  http://madswirl.com/poetry/2016/02/august-journal-saturday-august-10-2013
 

“April Journal:  Monday, April 29, 2013: A contest of height and white blocks the . . .” Published online in the Earl of Plaid's PDF anthology Lost in Orange (February 2016).  http://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/lost-in-orange/0224796001454299123?ref=ib

 

“April Journal:  Tuesday, April 30, 2013: Rain’s slow inevitability . . .” Published online in the Earl of Plaid's PDF anthology Lost in Orange (February 2016). http://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/lost-in-orange/0224796001454299123?ref=ib

 

“February Journal:  Saturday, February 16, 2013: As earth's face stops to look back across . . ." Published online in the Earl of Plaid's PDF anthology Lost in Orange (February 2016).  http://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/lost-in-orange/0224796001454299123?ref=ib

 

“May Journal: Wednesday, May 8, 2013: Coaxing lawn chairs to stretch their legs and . . .” Published online in the Earl of Plaid's PDF anthology Lost in Orange (February 2016).  http://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/lost-in-orange/0224796001454299123?ref=ib

 

“October Journal: Tuesday, October 29, 2013: Beneath the press of thick gray cloud, the . . .”  Published online in the Earl of Plaid's PDF anthology Lost in Orange (February 2016).  http://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/lost-in-orange/0224796001454299123?ref=ib

 

“August Journal: Wednesday, August 7, 2013.”   The mower plunges through shower wet . . .”  Jellyfish Whispers. Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  Online:   http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/

 

“August Journal: Thursday, August 8, 2013.”  Afternoon shade sucks draperies of . . .”  Jellyfish Whispers. Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  Online:   http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/

                               

“August Journal:  Monday, August 12, 2013.”   Dusk wakes up into deep grottoes of . . .” Jellyfish Whispers. Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  Online:  http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/

                               

 “May Journal: Sunday, May 5, 2013:  Crinkling, drying thin and heading to . . .”  Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Vol.VVIV, Issu                 1, Number 273.  Janury 2016.  Online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1601.pdf: 38.

                               

“May Journal:  Tuesday, May 7, 2013:  The mower trudges through tall rain engorged . . .”  Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Vol.VVIV, Issu 1, Number 273.  Janury  2016.  Online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1601.pdf: 39.

 

“August Journal: Thursday, August 22, 2013:  Shadows from the streetlights whisper cool . . .”  Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Vol.VVIV, Issu 1, Number 273.  Janury 2016.                                                              Online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1601.pdf: 40.

                               

“October Journal:  Sunday, October 13,2013:  Two Samll Downy Woodpeckers bobble . . .” Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Vol.VVIV, Issu     1, Number 273.  Janury 2016.  Online: http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1601.pdf: 41.

“October Journal: Thursday, October 24, 2013:  Pre-dawn driveway crunch strolls down to the . . .”  Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts.  Vol.VVIV, Issu     1, Number 273.  January 2016.  Online:  http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/Y-1601.pdf: 38.

 

NEW IN 2015

“August Journal:  Tuesday, August 6, 2013.”  The Four Seasons.  Anthology, ed by A. J. Huffman and April Salzano.  Kind of A Hurricane Press, 2015. 

 

“Monday, January 14, 2013: With its open eye, moon watches the . . .”  Print.  Nine Mile: Art & Literary Magazine.  Fall 2015, Volume 3, Issue 1: p.45.  Online.  http://ninemile.org/Accessible_Fall_2015_Page.html

                               

“Monday, January 28, 2013: The creek’s bank-side shows its age-dry skin.”  Nine Mile:  Art & Literary Magazine.  Fall 2015, Volume 3, Issue 1: p.46.  Online. http://ninemile.org/Accessible_Fall_2015_Page.html

                               

“Wednesday, June 26, 2013:  “And lord how they soar” neither blasphemes . . .”  Nine Mile: Art & Literary Magazine.  Fall 2015, Volume 3, Issue 1: p.47.  Online. http://ninemile.org/Accessible_Fall_2015_Page.html

                               

"Friday December, 20, 2013: Beneath piles of pillowing dirt gray . . .” Iodine Poetry Journal: p.50.

                               

"Saturday December, 21, 2013: Cold dribbles from shed eaves.  Mist fizzes . . .” Iodine Poetry Journal: p.50.

                               

“August Journal: Wednesday, August 7, 2013.”   The mower plunges through shower wet . . .” Iodine Poetry Journal: p.50

 

"Sunday December, 22, 2013: The sunlight drifts its horizontal . . ." Iodine Poetry Journal: p.51.

                               

“Friday December, 27, 2013:  Rain slants its thin silky veils one . . .” Iodine Poetry Journal: p.51.                                   

                               

“Thursday, February , 2013: Reflected light pales the dome of cloud. The .  . .”   Blast Furance.  Online: Monday, April 20, 2015. http://www.blastfurnacepress.com/2015/04/blast-furnace-volume-5-issue-1.html

                               

“Monday, February 4, 2013:  Intermittent wipers clear fine-mesh . . .”  Blast Furance.  Online: Monday, April 20, 2015.   http://www.blastfurnacepress.com/2015/04/blast-furnace-volume-5-issue-1.html

                               

“Sunday, February 3, 2013:  Rime frost whispers diamonds along the  . . .”  Blast Furance.  Online: Monday, April 20, 2015.  http://www.blastfurnacepress.com/2015/04/blast-furnace-volume-5-issue-1.html

                                               

“August Journal: Saturday , Augsut 24, 2013.”  Pinyon Review: Celebrating The Arts & Sciences, Number 7 (May 2015), p.5.

                                               

“January Journal:  Wednesday, January 2, 2013: The nightfall snow wakes up the woods with ...”  The Axe Factory Spring 2015.  Online.   http://www.axefactorypress.com/january-journals-june-journals-don-mager.html

                                               

“January Journal:  Friday, January 4, 2013:  Out front, dawn slowly climbs from its dinge . . .”  The Axe Factory Spring 2015.  Online.                   http://www.axefactorypress.com/january-journals-june-journals-don-mager.html

                                               

“June Journal:  Tuesday, June 25, 2013:  Pre-dawn sweats beneath sheets            rumpled with . . .”  The Axe Factory Spring 2015.  Online.   http://www.axefactorypress.com/january-journals-june-journals-don-mager.html

                                               

“June Journal:    Thursday, June 27, 2013:  The mower climbs back into the shed . . .”  The Axe Factory Spring 2015.  Online.   http://www.axefactorypress.com/january-journals-june-journals-don-mager.html

                                               

“June Journal:   Friday, June 28, 2013:  Night’s cool-down’s a temporary fix.  “ The Axe Factory                    Spring 2015.  Online.   http://www.axefactorypress.com/january-journals-june-journals-           don-mager.html

                                               

“November Journal:  Monday, November 18, 2013: Night crests and swells.  Boney shadows thrash . . .”  Eunoia Review.  Online.  Posted on August 7, 2015.  eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/november-journal-monday-november-18-2013/

                                               

“November Journal: Sunday, November 17, 2013: Clouds pile murky sponges, layered up . . .”  Eunoia Review.  Online.  Posted on August 7, 2015.  eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/november-journal-sunday-november-17-2013/

                                               

“November Journal: Saturday, November 16, 2013: On kid leather pear leaves in facets . . .” Eunoia Review.  Online.  Posted on August 7, 2015.   eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/november-journal-saturday-november-16-2013/

                                               

“November Journal: Tuesday, November 12, 2013: Sap delves down the safest roots to . . .” Eunoia Review.  Online.  Posted on August 7, 2015.  eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/november-journal-tuesday-november-12-2013/                                 

“November Journal: Sunday, November 10, 2104.”  “Locked up in air’s glassy height and breadth                . . .”  Eunoia Review.  Online.  Posted on August 6, 2015.  eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/november-journal-sunday-november-10-2013/

                                               

“October Journal: Friday, October 11, 2104.”  “Like usurping siblings, air and light . . .”     Eunoia Review.  Online.  Posted on August  6, 2015.  eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/october-journal-friday-october-11-2013/

                                               

February Journal: Tuesday, February 19, 2013.”  “Midmorning moves the tree trunk shadows.”  Eunoia Review.  Online.  Posted on August 5, 2015.  eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/february-journal-tuesday-february-19-2013/      

                                               

February Journal: Sunday, February 17, 2013.”“Night inherits evening’s unperturbed .”                  Eunoia Review.  Online.  Posted on August 5, 2015.  unoiareview.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/february-journal-sunday-february-17-2013/

                                               

February Journal: Friday, February 1, 2013.”  The breeze is scuffing around, listless . . .”  Eunoia Review.  Online.  Posted on August 4, 2015.   eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/february-journal-friday-february-1-2013/    

                                               

February Journal: Wednesday, February 6, 2013.”  Sky’s flattened cloudless platter slides its . . .”   Plum Tree.Tavern.  06/16/2015 online.  http://theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com/search/label/Donald%20Mager

                                               

 “November Journal:  Tuesday, November 19, 2013.”  Like the silent loping of a deer . . .”  Jellyfish Whispers.  Online, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.                 http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/ 

                                               

“November Journal:  Thursday, November 21, 2013.”  As light packs up to sail west, the . . .” Jellyfish Whispers.  Online, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.        http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/ 

                                               

“November Journal:  Saturday, November 23, 2013.”  Resigned to be bare patches of cold . . .”  Jellyfish Whispers.  Online, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.        http://www.jellyfishwhispers.com/ 

                                               

June Journal: Sunday, June 9, 2013.”  “The hurricane drives its six-engine . . .”  Ucity Review.  ISSN 2159-5151 (Online).  http://ucityreview.com/10_Mager_Don.html   

                                               

June Journal: Wednesday, June 12, 2013.”   “The shower comes and goes like a bad . . .”  Ucity Review.  ISSN 2159-5151 (Online).  http://ucityreview.com/10_Mager_Don.html   

                                               

June Journal: Friday, June 14, 2013.”  Dire sirens should broadcast a warning.”  Ucity Review.  ISSN 2159-5151 (Online).  http://ucityreview.com/10_Mager_Don.html   

                                                 

“August Journal: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 “Evening gathers up its colander of . . .”  Pif Magazine.  Online.  01 May 2015.  http://www.pifmagazine.com/2015/05/five-poems/                  

                                               

“August Journal: Thursday, August 15, 2013 “The slant of early sun burns fast through . . .”  Pif Magazine.  Online.  01 May 2015.  http://www.pifmagazine.com/2015/05/five-poems/

                 

“August Journal: Friday, August 16, 2013 “As sun taunts the horizon edge, clouds . . .”  Pif Magazine.  Online.  01 May 2015.  http://www.pifmagazine.com/2015/05/five-poems/  

                                               

“August Journal: Saturday, August 17, 2013 “Where it lies in its secret lair set . . .”  Pif Magazine.  Online.  01 May 2015.  http://www.pifmagazine.com/2015/05/five-poems/  

 

“August Journal: Saturday, August 24, 2013 “Out of old myths of quest and wrath, tall . . .”  Pif Magazine.  Online.  01 May 2015.  http://www.pifmagazine.com/2015/05/five-poems/  

 

 

NEW IN 2014

 

“March Journal: Sunday March 10, 2013”  “Stretching its new found hour to its full . . .” The LABLETTER 2015.  17th Edition.  P.14.

                                               

“March Journal: Monay March 11, 2013”  “New mown grass whistes barn loft through the . . .” The LABLETTER 2015.  17th Edition.  P.15.

                                               

 “March Journal: Tuesday March 12, 2013”  “Checking off its clipboard assgnments . . .” The LABLETTER 2015.  17th Edition.  P.16.

                                               

 “March Journal: Wednesday March 13 2013”  “Sky’s Saharan dunes of necterine . . .” The LABLETTER 2015.  17th Edition.  P.17.

                                                               

 “March Journal: Thursday March 14, 2013”  “The warming afternoon drinks up smells . . .” The LABLETTER 2015.  17th Edition.  P.18.

                                               

 “March Journal: Friday March 15, 2013”  “Inb generous swathes, dusk-lit strides move . . .” The LABLETTER 2015.  17th Edition.  P.19.

 

 March Journal: Sunday, March 31, 2013”  All five sides of the dry chill-weary . . .”  The Camel Saloon. 25 November 2014.  Online.                  http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.com/2015/02/march-journal-sunday-march-  31-2013.html                                                     

                                               

“September Jounral:  Friday, September 6, 2013.” “Sunset hides behind a quilt of clouds.”   River Poets Journal.   Autumn/Winter 2014: 8.3. Page 9.                                                                          

 

“December Journal: Sunday, December 29, 2013.”  “Fog slowly writhes about in its predawn . . .”  Pif Magazine.  Online.  01 December 2014.  http://www.pifmagazine.com/2014/12/december-journal-sunday-december-29-2013/

                                                               

“December Journal: Friday, December 6, 2013.” “With a Wren’s persistence at a patch . . .” The Camel Saloon. 25 November 2014.  Online.  http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.com/2014/11/december-journal-friday-december-6-     2013.html

                                               

April Journal: Thursday, April 18, 2013.” “Along the outside wall, the window . . .”   The Tower Journal.  18 November 2014 online.  http://www.towerjournal.com/fall_2014/mager.php

                                               

“April Journal: Saturday, April 20, 2013.”  The glass black bead keeps peeled on the late . . .”  The Tower Journal.  18 November 2014 online.  http://www.towerjournal.com/fall_2014/mager.php

                                               

“April Journal: Sunday, April 21, 2013.”  Doing its work in silent stealth, dew sneaks . . .”  The Tower Journal.  18 November 2014 online.  http://www.towerjournal.com/fall_2014/mager.php

                                               

“April Journal: Monday, April 22, 2013.” “With gentle coaxing strokes, afternoon’s . . .”  The Tower Journal.  18 November 2014 online.  http://www.towerjournal.com/fall_2014/mager.php

                                               

April Journal: Tuesday, April 23, 2013.” “Rain strides in vertical formations . . .”  The Tower Journal.  18 November 2014 online.  http://www.towerjournal.com/fall_2014/mager.php

                                               

 “September Journal: Saturday, September 14, 2013.” “Heat sticks to the skin and calls out to . . .”  The Camel Saloon.   11 October 2014 Online: http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.com/2014/10/september-journal-Saturday-14.html

                                               

“December Journal: Thursday, December 26, 2013. “The backyard gentle sift of white . . .” Pif Magazine.  Online.  01 October 2014.    http://www.pifmagazine.com/2014/10/december-journal-thursday-december-26-2013/  

                                                 

“October Journal: Tuesday, October 15, 2013”  “At the corner where to Sweetgums . . .”  San Pedro River Review, Fall 2014, Vo.6, No.2: p.8.

                                               

“July Journal: Friday, July 14, 2013: Transforming pinkish green to scarlet." CV CharlotteViewpoint: Metropolitan Ideas & Art. July 24, 1914. Online: http://www.charlotteviewpoint.org/article/3231/July-Journal- #22 .

                                               

“July Journal: Friday, July 5, 2013: A glass half full of good Shiraz sits on . . ." CV CharlotteViewpoint: Metropolitan Ideas & Art. Online http://www.charlotteviewpoint.org/article/3252/July-Journal-#14                                                           

 

“July Journal: July 22, 2013.  Sunset wilts slowly behind the bank . . .” CV CharlotteViewpoint: Metropolitan Ideas & Art. Online: http://www.charlotteviewpoint.org/fiction-and-poetry/overview  Online publication 4 April 2014.

                                               

“January Journal:  Monday, January 21, 2013. “Assuming cars have neither haste nor . . .” Pif Magazine.  Online.  2 January 2014.   http://www.pifmagazine.com/2014/01/january-journal-21-monday-january-21-2013/


“September Journal : Friday September 13, 2013” Lamentation for lost daylight already . . .” Iodine Poetry Journal.  Fall/Winter 2013/2014.  Page 40.

“September Journal: Sunday, September 15, 2013. “Noon squats down on hot sweaty haunches . . .” Iodine Poetry Journal.  Fall/Winter 2013/2014.  Page 40.

 

“July Journal: Wednesday July 21, 2013.  Sky pours into its bowl a thick gruel . . ."  CV CharlotteViewpoint: Metropolitan Ideas & Art. Online: http://www.charlotteviewpoint.org/article/3091/July-Journal-#10. 

 

“March Jounral: Thursday March 21, 2013.  Beneath the piles of clouds and passing . . ." CV CharlotteViewpoint: Metropolitan Ideas & Art. Online: http://www.charlotteviewpoint.org/article/3014/March-Journal-#8.

 

”March Journal #28: Wednesday, March 28, 2013.  The sky blooms camellia cream . . .”   CV CharlotteViewpoint: Metropolitan Ideas & Art.  Online publication 23 November 2102.    http://www.charlotteviewpoint.org/article/2908/March-Journal-#10   


 

Back in the early 1970's I was co-founder of the oldest gay radio program in America--Gayly Speaking on WDET radio in Detroit. It was on-air for about 10 years, but I left the program after 3 years, when I went on to other activist projects.
 
The station recently celebrated the founding of the program with a series of events including a live interview with me and others involved. The link below takes you to the audio clips.  As you scroll down, you will see several audio clips that you can play including some of the original programs.  The tapes were saved and are in an archives at the Univ. of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  You can hear my voice both then and now.

http://wdet.org/news/story/gayly-speaking-series/


My translation of the untitled 1851 poem, "See on the river’s broad expanse . . ." by FEDOR  IVANOVICH  TYUTCHEV (1851) is published in the Decmeber issue of EZRA: An Online Journal of Translation.  Click here. Translations of poems by Nikolai Gumilev were posted in October 2012, by Aleksandr Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov were posted in July 2012, and by Marina Tsvetaeva and Osip Mandel'shtam were posted in March 2012.  Click on folders to the left.  For the time being this completes my translations of Russian poets.  2012 (my first year after retiring) was gratifying and 2013 with work on new poems even more so.   


New in 2012:

 

Russian Riffs release in February 2012.

 

Main Street Rag Publishing describes my book with sample poems and order information.


The tab to the left "Rilke" includes a new PDF book,BEGINNINGS AND FRAGMENTS FROM THE THEMATIC MATERIAL OF THE ELEGIES and DUINO ELEGIES. This is my translations of all the materials related to Rilke's Duino Elegies. This is the first such compliation and translation in English.


Don Mager Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award


On, 2011 Don Mager was honored with the Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts in a ceremony at the Philip L. Van Every Center in the main branch of CPPC in Charlotte, NC. The award ceremony was part of the college's annual week-long Sensoria Festival. The Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts was established to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of literary arts and community involvement in support of writers. The award is presented to a community member who is committed to the artistic life, shares skills that impact the literary community of Charlotte.


2011 Pulbications


Two translations of Pasternak poems appear in the issue of Natural Bridge.


2010 Publications


Don Mager is featured translator in the fall 2010 (v.4, no.2) issue of EZRA: A JOURNAL OF TRANSLATION with translations of poems by Mandel'shtam and Pasternak.

Translations from Akhmatova and Mandel'shtam appear in the fall 2010 issue of The Lost Angeles Review (print only)

New from UNO Press


Us Four Plus Four: Eight Russian Poets Conversing

Translated from the Russian by Don Mager


Aleksandr Blok

Sergei Esenin

Vladimir Maiakovskii

Osip Mandel'shtam

Marina Tsvetaeva

Igor' Severianin

Boris Pasternak

Anna Akhmatova


Paperback, 348 pages

ISBN 978-9706190-4-4

January 2009


While Us Four Plus Four is an expansive collection of poetry from eight of Russia's most well-known and influential poets, its arrangement as a conversation is what distinguishes it from those that precede it. The literary value of each poem is evident in its own right, but by reading these poems as a conversation, we are better able to appreciate the significance of these poets in both a social and historical context. Don Mager's translations maintain the distinctive nature of each poet's voice, injecting the poems with the appropriate energy, chaos, remorse or respect. His attention to detail and passion for accuracy are apparent in both his historical research and in the creativity of his translations; he weaves a chronological tale of the love, agony, honor, and loss felt by the poets and effectively depicts the arduous era in which they lived. From the insight of Akhmatova to the boyishness of Mandel'shtam and the despair of Blok, Mager's efforts have resulted in a comprehensive yet unintimidating anthology of early- to mid-twentieth-century Russian poetry. Accessible to an audience unfamiliar with these poets, Us Four Plus Four is informative without being pretentious. It entertains without compromising its contribution to the academic and literary worlds. Mager's collection takes one conversation and begins hundreds more. (Richard Howard "Introduction")