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!
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:
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/
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
I’m honored to have my poem “Spring Unveils Beginnings and Endings” in The Night Heron Barks. Many thanks to editor Rogan Kelly and the wonderful team at TNHB. Two of my photos are included and you can hear me read my poem.