New poems out in the world

I haven’t been posted much since last fall as life has been too busy. The last few months of 2022 were actually incredible, with something like fifteen poems picked up in short succession. It was affirming and exciting (if unsustainable!).

Poem in SWWIM Every Day

This is really exciting for me, having a poem picked up by the wonderful women at SWWIM in Miami. I love reading the poets featured on SWWIM Every Day, and was so thrilled to have a poem selected in late 2022.

Today they published “Post Apocalypse Heart”, and I’m sharing here the cool image they paired with the poem to share it on social media this morning.

Graphic showing a bombed out cityscape, with a line from my poem overlaid "The world outside our door a new kind of ruin", Dagne Forrest

Click the picture to read the poem on the SWWIM website.

New poem in The Amphibian

Late in 2022 I learned about The Amphibian, a gorgeous literary journal run out of The Netherlands. They had a call for poems on a nature / wildlife theme, and I sent of a couple for consideration.

I was thrilled when they selected “Natural Satellite” for inclusion in Issue 4. It’s a poem that had been longlisted and always received great feedback, and The Amphibian feels like the perfect home for it. The issue is full of great poems and short pieces paired with some amazing artwork. I include my two pages below, which shows artwork by Katja Lang and my poem spread over two pages.

Cover of issue 4 of The Amphibian Literary Journal magazine. Click to visit their website.

If you love print journals (I sure do!), consider purchasing the latest copy of The Amphibian, here.

Big thanks to editor Anna Potter for a wonderful experience.

Two-page screenshot with artwork by Katja Lang and poetry by Dagne Forrest
Second two-page spread with artwork by Katja Lang and poetry by Dagne Forrest

Published by Dagne Forrest

Dagne Forrest lives and works in a small town just west of Canada's capital. She shares her life with several other humans, an athletic labrador retriever who suffers from separation anxiety, three cats, and a small flock of chickens. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in journals in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. In 2021 she was one of 15 poets featured in Canada’s Poem in Your Pocket campaign.

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