I feel so much gratitude to Corvid Queen Magazine for nominating my poem, ‘Halcyon’ for Best of the Net.
the wind just lifted the branches outside my sliver of window. my heart is broken. the most brilliant beautiful woman i have ever known just died.
when I tell her I am
studying what she is
crinkle at the ends. She
flips from bluebright
surprise. Feathers near
translucent in her delicate
lap rest, inactive.
Her chin yields a fine
crop of protective hairs
I want to reach out
to trace along this
furry slope I have
opening my first
book. Reaching pulp.
Scrabble board. Soft
boiled egg. Two
on this kitchen
shelf above her boughs.
These wounds used to
thrive, discover, fingerpaint.
I crumble to stars as she pats
my knee. Stops.
Stares at the wall
behind me. Art
has flown; her instructive
smile is replaced by
a lack. Her spark
no longer aflame; the chill
has come and she has fallen
from her branch.
The Art of Self-Proclaimed Solitude, Branches. Roots.
The Ekphrastic Review, The Ransom
Neon Mariposa, Complete / Static; Doctor Says
Taco Bell Quarterly, Sappho at the Drive-Thru; o Taco!
Cauldron Anthology, Ceres Invokes Famine
Feminine Collective, Brísingamen
Nine Muses, The End of the World as the End of Tranquility
Nightingale and Sparrow, Portents
Corvid Queen, Halcyon
Black Bough, Self
Riddled with Arrows, Relic
Mojave Heart Review, Star String, Wind
Ghost City Review, Watching Your Love Bloom
Iron Horse Literary Review, Two Hymns
Burning House Press, We Make Our Instruments; No Chicken
Door-Is-A-Jar, Bread and Love
Peculiars Magazine, I Know I Have to Take These Pills; Nesting : Boiling
Feminine Collective, Sounding
Rhythm & Bones Lit: Dark Matter, Sun Feast
Eunoia Review, Stretch; She; Walnut; The Love Letter
Moonchild Magazine, Corn
Quiet Storm, Mass
Written Here: The Community of Writers Poetry Review, Post Radio
Panoply, Pregnancy Pantoum
Whatever Keeps the Lights On Magazine, The Distance to Apple, Plastic Containment of Brown-Sugar Oatmeal, Green Tea
The Daily Californian, Death Before Birth
DVC Inquirer, Treat
Solidarity Blog, I Know I Have to Take These Pills; Nesting: Boiling
Nine Muses Poetry was kind to share my ekphrastic response to their monthly poetry challenge. This is in response to [The Tuft of Grass, Albrecht Dürer, c. 1514]
The Renaissance issue of Nightingale and Sparrow includes, among an avalanche of stunning and gorgeous work, my poem “Portents”.
The 2019 Rhysling Anthology: The best science fiction, fantasy & horror poetry of 2018 selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association
My poem Relic was a 2019 Rhysling Award nominee, and appears in this:
Pleased with the gorgeous micro-poem broadsides in the first volume of Black Bough. I feel honored to have my little poem live alongside the phenomenal work that appears