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Sunday, December 31, 2023

Four Poems at Poets for Science

 I have four poems up now at Jane Hirshfield's Poets for Science Global Gallery. Tons of science-related poems over there. Check them out.

Here are mine:

Radium Girls, first published in The Westchester Review

Darwin's Conjecture, first published in The Threepenny Review

Mendeleev's Mandala, the title poem of my second book

Lagrange's Problem, first published in Diagram, and included in my first book, The Insomniac's Weather Report

I'm hoping to have a few more, once I've checked on the rights, so if interested, stay tuned. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Secular Cubist

 The November/December 2023 issue (Vol. 11.5) of TAB Journal  (out of Chapman University) is now available online. My poem "Secular Cubist" is included alongside poems by Angie Macri, Susan Rich, Lynne Schmidt, Dustin Brookshire, and Ellen Kombiyil, among others. 

Thanks to editor Anna Leahy, you can listen to "Secular Cubist" by scrolling down the page here, or you can download the entire issue. You can also order a print copy of the issue at the same page. 

Shout Out for Whiteout from Michigan

 I'm delighted to find Whiteout recommended in 'The Ultimate Outdoorsy Book Guide' at Michigander Natalie's blog Travel Over MI Way. If you've read Whiteout, check out Natalie's list for other good reads. If you haven't yet read Whiteout, what are you waiting for? Check out what Natalie has to say about if you are on the fence.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Whiteout on Sale for 50% off!

 All books at University of Alaska Press are on sale for 50% off, including my book Whiteout.

Last Chance for 50% off!
All titles and formats
Visit our website and enter promo code HOLIDAY23 to order
(sale ends 12/15/2023)

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Verse Daily!

 Nice to have a poem featured at Verse Daily today, thanks to J P Dancing Bear, The Cincinnati Review, Lisa Ampleman, and Rebecca Lindenberg. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Two Poems at Air/Light Magazine

"Ritual is six parts repetition, one part magic." That's the opening line from one of the two poems I have up at Air/Light Magazine today. If you are inclined, please enjoy.

Oh, and I got a Best of the Net nomination recently too, from Unlost Journal, for my sequence of collage/cut-ups "Winter: Echoes."

Saturday, September 9, 2023

New Poem at One Art

 Friends, I have a new poem at One Art, thanks to editor Mark Danowsky. Here's the first line: 'Because we were waiting for the end of days, we drank'

You can read the rest here

Thanks for your support, my few but dedicated followers. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

New Poem at Psaltery & Lyre

 Grateful to have a new poem at Psaltery & Lyre, 'Relief.'  Much thanks to editor Millie Tullis.

Funny story--I have been sending this poem out for a while, and was ready to give up on it when Psaltery & Lyre took a chance on it. Immediately after agreeing to their terms, I received an email saying that this poem was accepted by yet another journal who had been holding onto it for nearly a year. I had withdrawn the poem from them but they had missed that note. However, they had accepted two poems, the other still available, and then asked me to send more as they wanted a pair, so I sent them the only four poems I have available right now (that's a low stockpile for me). They selected another poem from the batch. So, a win all around (except now I'm down to only three poems available--writing not going well for, oh, about a year now). 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Two New Poems at The Shore

 I'm delighted to have two new poems at The Shore. Here's a prose poem called 'Issues in Pronunciation.'  And here's a poem called 'Green as Fixative, When Nothing Else Stays Fixed.' Thrilled to be in the same issue as Jill Khoury, Jill Kitchen, and Jen Karetnik. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Two New Poems in On the Seawall

I have been enamored of Ron Slate's On the Seawall pretty much since its inception, and I cannot believe I have two poems in the latest issue.  I'd love it if you'd check them out, along with the other great writing in the issue.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Two New Poems in South Dakota Review

 I've got a two new poems out in the South Dakota Review, issue 57.2. Not available online, but you can order it here, if interested. 

Thursday, February 16, 2023


 Unlost Journal publishes all kinds of hybrid pieces that use source materials: cut-ups, collages, erasures, centos, found poems, etc. Always stimulating to have a look at what Dale Wisely and the crew is publishing.

The latest edition (#30) includes a cut-up/collage with a twist by me (replacing the words writer/s with winter/s), called "Winter: Echoes." Since winter lingers (at least here in Japan), it's a timely read. Enjoy all the creative offerings in this issue, and previous ones as well!

Monday, February 6, 2023

Finalist at Orison. Yay! But also, Boo....

 My manuscript Else was a finalist for the Orison Chapbook Prize. I love Orison Books, and would  be ecstatic to be published by them, but not this time. 

In the meantime, in the gap between when I sent them this manuscript and when the results of the contest were announced, this book has gone from chapbook length to full manuscript length. Perhaps I'll send it again to Orison under the new category....who knows. This whole submissions thing is so disheartening....