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.
Uncertain times call for light verse. “Sweet Forgiveness” originally appeared in Unrequited: An Anthology of Love Poems about Inanimate Objects, edited by Kelly Ann Jacobson. Enjoy!
I’m delighted that my poem “Message in a Bottle” is included in a very cool public art project, Pittsburgh Poetry Houses. Tiny houses around the city contain poems for people to enjoy and take home with them. It’s such a creative way to connect people with poetry!
I’m very happy that my poem “Beach with No Name” found a home in The Fourth River Literary Journal. The Fourth River, which focuses on our natural and man-made environments, is published by Chatham University’s MFA program. Enjoy!
I’m happy to have my poem “The Old Neighborhood” included in the Silver Birch Press series “When I Moved.” That’s me on the left in the photo, preparing for my very first move with my sister Katie.
Come visit one of my favorite places in the world, Willard Beach in South Portland, Maine.
I’m happy to have my poem “Closing Time” up at Poetry Breakfast. It’s a fun poem about the end of summer, a time that always feels a bit manic here in coastal Maine (and probably everywhere). The season is so short and sweet and we know what’s coming.
I’m happy my poem “Weatherbeaten” is up at The Ekphrastic Review with four of the Winslow Homer paintings that inspired it. It’s about art, dogs, and the beach, three of my favorite things. And aging, which is a challenge whether the family member is human or animal.