Summer Summary

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.

“Mementos,” “Sobriety and its Discontents,” and “Blue Flashing Lights” in Chiron Review

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.