Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Art Blog

Our twitter is @feversof also eic @davidLONan1 Facebook Group: http://www.feversofthemind.com Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Arts Group

Paypal & Submissions e-mail: feversofthemind@gmail.com 

We are unable to provide compensation at this time for any postings on this site. We have to reach out through the year for donations just to keep the site going. This is for the art of poetry, music, art & other creatives.

The Goals of 2022: Working on revising own books, any poetry published on this site will be eligible for a Print Anthology during the year (unless otherwise asked not to) Some poetry/art published on this site will periodically be taken down if space is running low. We will try our best to get as many pieces self-published on Fevers of the Mind Anthologies & print/kindle books over the year. Pieces that are up for Best of the Net Nominations and other award nominees will remain on the site longer. There will not be any mass deletions of work. You will be guaranteed at least 6-8 months exposure on our website no matter what!

Submissions open: Looking for Poetry for Adhd Awareness, Mental Health, Anxiety, Culture, History, Social Justice, LGBTQ Matters/Pride, Love, Poem series, sonnets, physical health, pandemic themes, Trauma, Retro Pop Culture Music & otherwise.

Submissions open: Deadline Early March (for now) Writing, Poetry, music heroes of Black & African American Culture. (could be included in a combined anthology if not enough submissions)

Submissions Open: Deadline early May (for now) Writing, poetry, art & more inspired by Bob Dylan. (could be included in a combined anthology if not enough submissions)

*We have periodic book reviews if time permits. Reviews by David L O’Nan, Mashaal Sajid, Maid Corbic, Matthew da Silva, Ivor Daniel, Catrice Greer, Tim Heerdink, Samuel Stathman, etc.

Submissions are for blog only at this time(but could be included in print anthologies) : Poetry, Art, Book Reviews, culture pieces, rants, pre-published poetry from self-published materials, defunct lit mags, pieces from other lit mags with permissions.

All submissions with bio. Please let us know if something has been previously published, we will make a judgment call on whether able to include.  Please give us 2-3 weeks for an answer on accepted/rejected pieces. We will not send rejection e-mails. As long as work follows our guidelines or contests, prompts they have a good chance of being published on our site. If not accepted at first Just try again…but please just send once a month if a piece was rejected at first. We will not accept pieces that we deem racist, sexist, homophobic, or have pornographic themes, photos, or any type of nudity in submissions.

Please donate to our paypal at feversofthemind@gmail.com if you enjoy this site and our anthologies. Anything helps. Thank you!

About Editor David L O’Nan

David L O’Nan has been writing poetry & short stories for 20 years.   He is founder and editor in chief of Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Art Press with his wife HilLesha.  We have released 5 Anthologies of poetry & art since 2019.   He has also Curated & edited “Avalanches in Poetry: Writings & Art Inspired by Leonard Cohen” which he’s about to work on a 2nd Leonard Cohen Inspired Anthology “Before I Turn Into Gold” coming in late September 2021. He has just put out a 500 page book combining 5 of his books available on Amazon “Bending Rivers” Poetry & Short Stories from David L O’Nan.  His work has appeared in Icefloe Press, Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine, Royal Rose Magazine, Cajun Mutt Press, Dark Marrow/Rhythm & Bones Lit, Truly U, Spillwords, Punk Noir Magazine, Eat the Storms Podcast, Cajun Mutt Press features, Ghost City Press, 3 moon Publishing, Elephants Never, Nymphs Publishing, and of course at www.feversofthemind.com



Bending Rivers: The Poetry & Stories of David L O’Nan out now!


Bending Rivers: The Poetry & Stories of David L O'Nan by [David L. O'Nan, David O'Nan, Margaret Viboolsittiseri]

Over 500 pages and combining my books “The Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers” “The Cartoon Diaries” “New Disease Streets” “Our Fears in Tunnels” & “Taking Pictures in the Dark” as well as a few from “Lost Reflections”

Check a link on Amazon for your country & also available on Kindle.

Coming Soon!

Poetry Only editions of Fevers of the Mind Presents the Poets of 2020

Poetry Only edition of Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Art Digest Vol 1 June 2019

Poetry Only editions of Fevers of the Mind Poetry Digest Vol 2 & 3

Poetry Only edition of Fevers of the Mind 5 Overcome

Poetry only revision of David L O’Nan’s “The Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers”

Poetry Only revision of the Cartoon Diaries, New Disease Streets, Our Fears in Tunnels, Taking Pictures in the Dark

Anthology edition of Paul Brookes of Wombwell Rainbow’s Sonnets of 2021, Lost Reflections micro poems of David L O’Nan, poems of HilLesha O’Nan & more.

Fevers 6: A New Anthology of Poetry Showcases and other poetry published in 2021 on Fevers of the Mind Website

Before I Turn Into Gold: A 2nd edition and revision of some works from Avalanches in Poetry: Writings & Art Inspired by Leonard Cohen included some artwork from Geoffrey Wren.

Hopefully an anthology in May for poems inspired by Bob Dylan

Hopefully an anthology of heroes of African American/black culture.

If either of the last 2 lack in submissions they will be included in the year within another Fevers of the Mind Anthology.

Also, looking to get “Before the Bridges Fell”by David L O’Nan looked at as a possible non-Fevers of the Mind Press book for publication.

Also, writing new stuff all the time.

Hope to get several other anthologies curated and put together by year’s end.


Poetry by David L O’Nan : Where Do I Leave?

Tunnel, Light

Where Do I Leave?

I met you in the death to skin fires
In sticky pits full of fallen stars
A dark red-curtained nauseous room
with the moonlit hissing
Your room is a dying egg shell white
bleeding angel artwork,
the Mona Lisa convulses off the walls.

You broke my eggs to the Dirty Three
the yolk is a permanent black crisping
to wet dirty cement,
Breathing up from the ground
To paralyze me to this memory
Pause, run, running

I feel homeless
Fainting to your lectures
You fed me pills and secrets
You harshly took my heart out,
and drained it like a sponge.

I have to escape this,
I have to escape this,
I have to escape this,
These claws that grip

I have to escape this,
I have to keep running from this,
I have to escape this,
So fast from the macabre
The claws that rip

The hands of knives want to purge me into the holes,
To fall in,
and smell the sourness of a body
That sweats away the alcohol
That dances out all her dirty arrogance.

The few that swim out
The feeling I have to swim out
I've got to swim out,
This drowning,
This drowning,
Is closing in, I'm forever changed
by your tattooing

Left me in tears
Leave me scared
Leave me feeling sick and departed
From my mind
Leave me blushing in with fevers
and leave in a hypnotic taboo.

I drove away
When you didn't want me to
I drove away
Because I had to
I drove away
From this Kentucky Mountain Medusa
In an alcoholic veil

Mentally bruising
Mentally washed
Mentally forever wondering
Mentally i'm ashamed
When you were the one drawing all of the lines.

In my car
I try to scream
But I can't
In my car
I try to breathe
But I can't
In my car
I drive faster than the speed
I drive into the black hole eyes of the road.

Like chaos in the melting snow
and the violins play louder
"I Knew it Would Come to This"
Paralyzed when the sky blackened
The road feels like 
a lost tunnel 
with these,
dim lights. 

Wolfpack Contributor EIC Bios:  David L O’Nan & HilLesha O’Nan

You Are a Fading Bruise Empire by David L O’Nan -poetry from the Cartoon Diaries

You Are a Fading Bruise Empire

You are a fading bruise empire.
Fading slowly,
You were once a hematoma,
resting in the subcutaneous tissue -
Skin blinded into disease.
Love is bound by control.

Words that hurt, 
that burn the heart like a cattle prod.

She was made to love you, 
and all she gave you were the insults,
lesions covering the beauty of your mind.

Social hidings,
The mysteries of trusting
You had guilt, shame, ghosts of self -
that formed like an empire across your starving heart.

One kiss from the sin of black magic
Leading from one control in one hand 
to switch to the mastermind and their constraint.

Casting the rainbow of colours over your lost hope.
You peek into your reflection,
in those waters that you were always frightened by.

Instead of seeing the glass floating in dark shadows,
leaving the stamp of tension.
You now own the freedom of bleeding, tears,
the emotions of being human.

Monsters fade back to stems

Oh, to see a fading of corruptive bruises...

Such a beautiful, natural high to breathe the oxygen -
of your own reborn Empire.
And support is there in the crystals of light,
that never could blandish in the cult of bruising.

Wolfpack Contributor EIC Bios:  David L O’Nan & HilLesha O’Nan

poem has previously been published in Rhythm & Bone Press offshoot Dark Marrow 
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