I received two beautiful contributor copies in the mail this week. I’m delighted to have my poem “Busted,” about cats, friendship, and gardening, included in the Aurorean. “Edie’s Tank Top,” which also explores friendship, is featured in Forklift, Ohio. Forklift, Ohio deserves a special shout-out for its handcrafted magic — real cloth name tags, buttons, and pencils! Both journals are filled with wonderful poetry.
I’m happy to have my poem “New Year’s Poem” included in the new Ghost City Review. Many thanks to Justin Karcher and all the folks at Ghost City Press!
New Year’s Poem
I’m happy to have my poem “At the Movies” included in The Ekphrastic Review. Many thanks to editor Lorette C. Luzajic!
At the Movies
I’m honored to have my poem “Outside the Crypt” included in Whale Road Review.
Outside the Crypt
I’m honored to have my poems “Up and Down” and “Relics” included in the fall Menacing Hedge. These poems open two sections of my manuscript Widow’s Weeds, which explores love, death, and gardening.
Up and Down & Relics
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!
Pseudacris crucifer – a poem by Sheila Wellehan
I’m happy to have my poem “Safer” featured in Psaltery & Lyre as the last snowstorms of the season approach.