Trump Fatigue: “I Read the News Today, Oh Boy” in Yellow Chair Review

I’m excited to have my Trump poem, “I Read the News Today, Oh Boy” included in Yellow Chair Review.!I-Read-the-News-Today-Oh-Boy/q4ysq/57684a2f0cf298ca495db19f

I’m primarily a pretty traditional narrative poet but I’m also interested in visual poetry like this poem. I wanted to express my frustration with the media’s obsession with Donald Trump. I used 50 words for our 50 states, and the title is a line from The Beatles’ song “A Day in the Life” by John Lennon.

Unrequited: An Anthology of Love Poems about Inanimate Objects

Unrequited:  An Anthology of Love Poems about Inanimate Objects launched Friday at Upshur Street Books in Washington D.C. Kelly Ann Jacobson edited this wonderful collection of meditations on the objects of our obsessions. Cigarettes, musical instruments, lava lamps, wedding gifts, and lawn gnomes are celebrated and mourned. I am so pleased to be included in this very talented group of poets. My contribution is a funny but very sincere love poem to my fat jeans, “Sweet Forgiveness.” Unrequited is available on Amazon.*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Pittsburgh Poetry Houses

I’m very happy to a poem included in Pittsburgh Poetry Houses this fall. Pittsburgh Poetry Houses is a wonderful public art project. Tiny structures mounted around the city house free poems! Such a cool, fun way to get poetry to the people!

Poems are also posted online, so I’ll share my contribution when it’s up. I am also very excited to have a poem included in The Fourth River this fall. The Fourth River, a journal of nature and place-based writing, is published by Chatham University’s M.F.A. program — also in Pittsburgh! Feeling very popular in the great poetry town of Pittsburgh.