A Poet Is

Photo by Dominik VO via Unsplash : A new poem is out in the world, swimming with elephants! Thank you to Kat Crespin for selecting this poem for the March Weekly Write at Swimming with Elephants Publications. :   A Poet Is : 1. An eel, open-mouthed at the mouth of its burrow, borrowing time... Continue Reading →

Four Nightmares

Photo by Tersius van Rhyn via Unsplash : Delighted to have two of my poems published by The Normal School: A Literary Magazine. The poem below began as a NaPoWriMo exercise, using two other poems' first lines as starting an ending points. My two inspirations were Bête Noire by Catherine Tufariello and sorrows by Lucille Clifton. :... Continue Reading →

Fine, Then

Image courtesy of Alien Covenant   Delighted to have two of my poems published by The Normal School: A Literary Magazine. The one below is a 'revenge' poem, written after receiving three rejections in one day.☺️ I wish it were my standard answer to all life's setbacks! : Fine, Then : No one wants to touch the skin... Continue Reading →

Spring Inspection

Photo by Anton Scherbakov via Unsplash : Thank you to Kate Wright and Mike Robbins at Flyway for accepting two poems for publication in their winter issue. Spring Inspection was written during one of the coldest winters of my life. At the time, I was a graduate student at the University of Minnesota and had just found out I was pregnant with... Continue Reading →

alteration

Photo by Jo Wroten via Unsplash : Thank you to Kate Wright and Mike Robbins at Flyway for accepting two poems for publication. alteration was written years ago, when I was just starting to grow roots into English. Hence the gardening metaphor, perhaps? Hmm. Everything becomes a symbol in hindsight. : alteration : don’t look   ... Continue Reading →

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