In the fall of 2021 I had a poem appear in the “Wonder” themed issue of Prism International, an excellent journal based in Vancouver, BC. Now that the next issue has appeared (also full of excellent work), I feel I can share screenshots from Issue 60.1, “Wonder”, in which my poem first appeared.
The experience of working with Prism’s Poetry Editor Emily Chou was fantastic and I hope I might get the chance to do so again in future.
You can download a short PDF with the cover and my poem “Birds in the Very Early Universe” below.
New work appearing in 2022
I’m very excited about a number of poems forthcoming in journals in 2022, including ones in “Whale Road Review”, “Crosswinds Poetry Journal”, “Please See Me” (a journal with a medical/health focus), and “The Journal of Undiscovered Poets”, as well as an essay that will appear in 2023 in “Lake Effect” out of Penn State in the United States.
A real high point for me will be having a poem appear in “December Magazine”, a print journal that’s been around since 1958. The poem is actually two variations on a poem that I wrote in imagined conversation with the incredible US poet Marvin Bell, who served as an Advisory Editor to the magazine before his passing in 2020. The poem addresses the notion of poetic devices. I’m beyond thrilled that the editors of December Magazine loved the variations and will print them in an upcoming issue of this exceptional literary journal.
An excellent interview with Bell, along with three of his poems, was shared by December Magazine at the end of 2020, immediately following his death.