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!
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!