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Nine Muses Poetry | “Bad News” by Randal A. Burd, Jr.

My poem, “Bad News,” was published today by Annest Gwilym in the UK-based Nine Muses Poetry. Thanks Annest!

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Today’s Acknowledgements and Publications

2019BestPoems_TSCPMy submission of three poems received 3rd place in The Society of Classical Poets’ 8th Annual Poetry Competition. These poems were published by The Society on January 22, 2020.
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First published by Nine Muses Poetry, my poem “We Siblings Three” appears today in Ancient Paths Literary Magazine.

Rue Scribe | Selected Poems by Randal A. Burd, Jr.

Three of my poems were published one year ago today by Rue Scribe, “an online journal for small literature”: “What Makes Me Happy,” “Depression’s Lies,” and “Ignorance in Love.” These were three of five submitted, with the other two being chosen for another publication first. The editor(s) sent me a very nice personal note: “Thank you for sending us your poetry. Your work really does have a classic feel to it. We enjoyed reading all five and regret that we did not act fast enough to capture the first two. But we would like to publish the remaining three on Rue Scribe.” I have come to appreciate just how rare a personal note is in this endeavor, so I am grateful for the note as well as the acceptance.RueScribe_20181217