I’m honored to have my poem “Kintsugi” included in The Ekphrastic Review. Kintsugi is the Japanese practice of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with precious metals. Many thanks to editor Lorette C. Luzajic!
It’s been a quiet summer for me in publications, but I’ve been writing new poems, polishing a manuscript, and cranking out submissions. I’m looking forward to eight poems appearing in wonderful homes this fall and winter: The Ekphrastic Review; Menacing Hedge; the Aurorean; Forklift, Ohio; Whale Road Review, and Chiron Review (listed in order of scheduled publication). It’s my first appearance in Forklift, Ohio, and I’m very excited to be included. The five other journals have published my work in the past. I’m very grateful for their continued support — they feel like my poetry homes.
I’m also happy to be participating in two reading series: Saturday September 22 at 7 p.m., the Lowry’s Lodge series at the Continuum for Creativity in Westbrook, Maine, and Monday October 1 at 9 p.m., Word Portland at LFK in Portland, Maine.
The end of summer is always a little sad, but fall is my favorite season. Wishing you a wonderful autumn!
I’m happy to have poems included in two beautiful print journals this spring. “One Regret,” in San Pedro River Review, explores ghosts, recovery, and rock & roll. “Swamps,” in the Aurorean, celebrates vernal pools.
I’m happy to have my poem “Pseudacris crucifer (Peepers)” featured at Amethyst Review. The peepers finally started singing in my neighborhood this week. Happy spring!
I’m happy to have my poem “Safer” featured in Psaltery & Lyre as the last snowstorms of the season approach.
I had a wonderful reading with New Hampshire poet Sarah Anderson and Maine poet Jim Thatcher at Brunswick’s Curtis Memorial Library February 11. Four Sunday afternoon Coursen Readings are a highlight of Longfellow Days, a month-long literary celebration. Longfellow studied and taught at Brunswick’s Bowdoin College and the community honors him every February. A fire roared in the fireplace and the audience was engaged and responsive. In a happy coincidence, the poets all included a few poems exploring the environment and its role in our lives. A good time was had by all!
I’m honored to start the year with a poem in The American Journal of Poetry. “Pulling” was inspired by Maine’s Cumberland Fair.
I’m happy to have my chilly poem “Ice Land” featured in Poetry Breakfast as Winter Solstice approaches.
I’m delighted to have my poem “Adrift” included in Poetry Breakfast. The holidays can be hard on families. I hope this holiday season brings your family (biological or chosen) closer together.
I’m happy to have my poem “Bent” included in Whale Road Review. Welcome winter with poetry!