It’s as gratifying when submissions work bears fruit as it is when seeds yield their harvest. I’m excited that my poem “Smooth Stones” will be featured in September’s Tinderbox Poetry Journal, one of my favorite journals. This will be my second appearance in Tinderbox. This summer I’ve received wonderful acceptances from Whale Road Review and The American Journal of Poetry. “Bent” will appear in December in Whale Road Review, and “Pulling” will appear in January 2018 in The American Journal of Poetry. This week, the British print journal Prole launched issue #23, including my poem “Cured.” And I received my copy of Kelly Ann Jacobson’s The Way to My Heart: An Anthology of Food-Related Romance, home to my poem “A, Your Name Is Anna.” There are links to all these publications in the POETRY section of this website. I’m looking forward to sharing my work in the online journals here in the coming months.
I’m delighted to have my poem “Chain Reaction” included in Entropy’s THE BIRDS series.
I love public poetry projects, and I’m tickled that my friend Tricia Marcella Cimera Whitworth is featuring my poem “Found” in The Fox Poetry Box in St. Charles, Illinois. Happy National Poetry Month!
I’m delighted to have another poem, “Night Drive,” included in Poetry Breakfast! So many of the streets and landmarks in my town have intriguing names — I find myself imagining stories about them.
Belief and doubt are topics I return to again and again, so I was excited to discover the beautiful journal Psaltery & Lyre, which focuses on these issues.
I wrote “What I Tell You Three Times Is True” during the heated presidential campaign last summer, never imagining the poem would be relevant after election day.
I’m delighted my poem “The Ambassadors” is included in the Fall 2016 issue of Off the Coast, a terrific print journal that aims to be Maine’s international journal of poetry. It explores how domestic animals help us understand the natural world more deeply.
I was honored to have my poem about food, family, and Thanksgiving up on Poetry Breakfast for the holiday.
I received a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving reminder of how much I have to be grateful for this morning. My beautiful contributor’s copy of Chiron Review arrived in the mail. It includes three of my poems about alcoholism and recovery, “Mementos,” “Sobriety and its Discontents,” and “Blue Flashing Lights.” I’m thankful to be alive, thankful to be sober, thankful for my poetry community and thankful for this beautiful world.