by Daniel G. Snethen
And then the sound
of the most
noise on Earth.
of a firing
before the bullet did.
|Art by Bernice Holtzman © 2021
Daniel G. Snethen is the owner and publisher of Darkling Publications. He serves as
vice-president of the South Dakota State Poetry Society. In May 2017, 10 pages of his poetry was anthologized in Resurrection of a Sunflower, a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, curated by Catfish McDaris. Snethen's poetry has
been published by Bear Creek Haiku; Cover
of Darkness; Danse Macabre; Dark Gothic
Resurrected; Haiku Journal; The Horror Zine; Miller's Pond; Pasque
Petals: Thirteen Myna Birds, and several other publishers of poetry. Snethen
also coaches oral interpretation of literature and Poetry Out Loud. He has qualified two high school students for the National
Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington DC and has had the SD State Poetry Out Loud runner-up on two separate occasions.
His favorite poet is William Blake, and his favorite poem is “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor
paintings and collages have appeared in shows
at various venues in Manhattan, including the Back Fence in Greenwich Village, the Producer’s
Club, the Black Door Gallery on W. 26th St., and one other place she
can’t remember, but it was in a basement, and she was well received.