Check out Rogan Kelly's beautiful and fascinating new journal, Ran Off with the Star Bassoon. The first issue went live this week. I've been enjoying reading through all the great work here--and am excited to be in such amazing company, including friends and writers I admire like Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, Jennifer Franklin, Ron Mohring and Lydia Davis. You can click through to read my prose poem sequence, "Bone Broth," a meditation on dreams, haiku, cooking, lost loved ones and how quickly our kids grow up.
I'm excited to have a sequence of five poems in the new issue of Innisfree Poetry Journal. Click here to read "Majel." Thanks so much to editor Greg McBride for including my work in his fine journal again.
I'm excited to have a new prose poem, "Her Thermos," in the latest issue of Naugatuck River Review. It's a meditation on the things left behind when a loved one passes away suddenly.
NRR is a journal focused on "narrative poetry that sings," which feels perfect for me. Learn more here.
I’m excited to have my poem "Three Sisters" appear in From the Farther Shore, a beautiful new anthology of poems about Cape Cod. This poem is also in my book The Grace of Distance. Thanks so much to editors Alice Kociemba, Robin Smith-Johnson and Rich Youmans.
Click here for more info on the anthology--and find me on Instagram to read my poem and see the beautiful cover design!
I'm always interested to know what writers do for a living, especially if their main gig is something other than teaching. Thanks so much to Lisa Ampleman and Cincinnati Review for giving me the chance to share a slice of my working life, as well as a quick preview of my current poetry projects, in this brief interview for their Writers' Day Jobs series.
Thanks so much to the editors of Consequence for accepting two poems for their upcoming issue: "Pale Stars" and "Where She Went."
Learn more about Consequence--and read some of the amazing work they've published--here.
I'm excited to get to share poems from The Grace of Distance as part of the Paterson Poetry Prize winner and finalists reading -- this Saturday, April 10 at 1:00 pm ET on YouTube live.
What a thrill to get to read with award-winner Jericho Brown and fellow finalists Reginald Dwayne Betts, Carrie Conners, W.D. Ehrhart, Martin Jude Farawell, Dorianne Laux and Vivian Shipley.
Here's the link for the livestream:
Paterson Poetry Prize Winners Reading - YouTube
In case you missed it, video is online now of my reading with Aaron Caycedo-Kimura at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center (via Zoom). Here's the link.
I was happy to help celebrate the publication of Aaron's chapbook, Ubasute, by Slapering Hol Press. I also shared a few poems from The Grace of Distance. And there's a fun Q&A with Aaron and me at the end.
You can also find out more about Ubasute--and order a copy!--right here.