“Who’s Your Girl?” in The Ekphrastic Review

One of my mother’s many arts was the art of dressing. She loved clothes, creating ensembles, and Project Runway. Gustav Klimt was one of her favorite artists. I’m happy to have my poem “Who’s Your Girl?” included in The Ekphrastic Review. Many thanks to editor Lorette C. Luzajic!


Spring journal publications

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.aurorean19forklift2forklift


Back to school

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 AuroreanForklift, 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!