I love public poetry projects, and I’m tickled that my friend Tricia Marcella Cimera Whitworth is featuring my poem “Found” in The Fox Poetry Box in St. Charles, Illinois. Happy National Poetry Month!
I’m delighted to have another poem, “Night Drive,” included in Poetry Breakfast! So many of the streets and landmarks in my town have intriguing names — I find myself imagining stories about them.
Belief and doubt are topics I return to again and again, so I was excited to discover the beautiful journal Psaltery & Lyre, which focuses on these issues.
I wrote “What I Tell You Three Times Is True” during the heated presidential campaign last summer, never imagining the poem would be relevant after election day.
I’m delighted my poem “The Ambassadors” is included in the Fall 2016 issue of Off the Coast, a terrific print journal that aims to be Maine’s international journal of poetry. It explores how domestic animals help us understand the natural world more deeply.
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!