I’m honored to be part of the editorial team that curated the second session of Ran Off With the Star Bassoon. Led by editor Rogan Kelly, Ran Off With the Star Bassoon focuses on hybrid work, short-form prose, and prose poems. Each piece is enhanced by visual art, and this session features the music of Melissa Frederick. Enjoy!
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:
“Salt Marsh” in Book of Matches
I’m so happy to have my poem “Salt Marsh” included in Book of Matches. Many thanks to editors Kelli Colyer-Christian and Nicholas Christian. You can read the whole wonderful issue here: https://online.fliphtml5.com/qoqiq/sblm/
“The In-Between” and “Manus Miraculum” in On the Seawall
I’m honored to have two poems included in On the Seawall: A Community Gallery of New Writing & Commentary. “The In-Between” celebrates the freedom of not belonging and “Manus Miraculum” explores grief. Many thanks to editor Ron Slate.
“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.
“Wink, Not Wince” in Muddy River Poetry Review
I’m happy to have my poem “Wink, Not Wince” included in Muddy River Poetry Review. Many thanks to editor Zvi Sesling and all the folks at Muddy River!
“Unexpected Lifeboat” in Thimble Literary Magazine
I’m happy to have my poem “Unexpected Lifeboat” included in the fall issue of Thimble Literary Magazine. Many thanks to editor Nadia Arioli and all the Thimble folks!
“Boom Town” in Rust + Moth
I’m honored to have my poem “Boom Town” included in Rust + Moth. “Boom Town” mourns the changing landscape in the part of the world I love so much. Many thanks to the editors.
“Fully Vaccinated” in Global Poemic
I’m happy to have my poem about cautiously venturing out into the world again, “Fully Vaccinated,” included in Global Poemic. Many thanks to the editors and to Stella Bellow for her wonderful art!