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.
“The Events of 1989” is one of my favorite poems, I think of it as a signature poem. I’m thrilled it’s found the perfect home at Tinderbox Poetry Journal.
I’m excited to have my Trump poem, “I Read the News Today, Oh Boy” included in Yellow Chair Review.
I’m primarily a pretty traditional narrative poet but I’m also interested in visual poetry like this poem. I wanted to express my frustration with the media’s obsession with Donald Trump. I used 50 words for our 50 states, and the title is a line from The Beatles’ song “A Day in the Life” by John Lennon.
Unrequited: An Anthology of Love Poems about Inanimate Objects launched Friday at Upshur Street Books in Washington D.C. Kelly Ann Jacobson edited this wonderful collection of meditations on the objects of our obsessions. Cigarettes, musical instruments, lava lamps, wedding gifts, and lawn gnomes are celebrated and mourned. I am so pleased to be included in this very talented group of poets. My contribution is a funny but very sincere love poem to my fat jeans, “Sweet Forgiveness.” Unrequited is available on Amazon.