The Beauty of Print

There’s something special about print poetry journals. In a world dominated by screens and clicks, holding a physical object in my hands and reading from it feels grounding and nourishing. Publishing print journals has always been challenging, and it’s more challenging now than ever with dramatically increased paper costs. So, I’m especially appreciative to have my work included in two fine print journals recently. San Pedro River Review, based in California, has been publishing poetry for 14 years. “Flammable” is my third appearance in SPRR. Frost Meadow Review has been publishing in Maine for 5 years. “Stargazers” and “Widow’s Weeds” mark my fourth appearance in FMR. I appreciate these wonderful print journals’ support over the years. Thank you!

“Search Party” wins Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Poetry Contest

For three years, a fair amount of my time and emotional energy has been devoted to working with neighbors trying to save the woods behind our neighborhood. The long process and struggle made its way into my writing. I’m honored that my poem “Search Party,” about the site walk for the proposed development, won our local land trust’s 2022 Poetry Contest. You can read it here:

https://www.capelandtrust.org/news/2022-poetry-and-photo-contest-results/#3-search-party

“Almost Sea Glass” in ONE ART: a journal of poetry

I’m happy to have my poem “Almost Sea Glass” included in ONE ART: a journal of poetry. Many thanks to editor Mark Danowsky. I didn’t write this poem with seasonal celebrations in mind, but it has a holiday feel to me today. Happy holidays to all, whatever you’re celebrating.