First prize in Poetry category of Hammond House Publishing contest

When I noticed the “Stardust” theme of this year’s Hammond House Publishing literary contest, I knew I’d have to submit a few poems. That theme is right up my alley in so many ways. Their publishing model is a print anthology that will appear in 2022, and the contest results were delivered via YouTube asContinue reading “First prize in Poetry category of Hammond House Publishing contest”

Shortlisted for 2021 International Literary Prize: Stardust

As a relatively new poet, one thing I’ve learned is that submitting new work to the most appropriate journals and contests makes a big difference. It takes time to figure out where one’s work might best fit. Gradually I’m getting better at this.

New poem with a sweet companion painting

I was so excited to have my poem “Birds in the Very Early Universe” selected for Prism International’s Wonder Issue, and am now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the print journal in my mailbox. It’s always a big kick to find a good home for a poem’s intro to the world. As shared on theirContinue reading “New poem with a sweet companion painting”

Poem shortlisted for Bridport Prize 2021

I’m so excited to have a poem shortlisted in the 2021 Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition out of the UK. The Bridport attracts an amazing and diverse range of voices from around the world. Making the shortlist along with 184 other poets out of nearly 5,000 entries is, for me, an exciting first appearanceContinue reading “Poem shortlisted for Bridport Prize 2021”

New Poem in Issue 18 of Sky Island Journal

Issue 18 of Sky Island Journal launched today and it’s an amazing one, full of particularly dark and interesting poems, microfiction, and CNF. It definitely has an October vibe for me. It’s a thrill to be included for a second time in this amazing journal. The whole process and presentation is exceptional, and it’s reallyContinue reading “New Poem in Issue 18 of Sky Island Journal”

New poem in Unlost Journal

My poem “The Stowaway” launched recently with Issue 26 of the amazing Unlost Journal (right hand pointing/ambidextrous bloodhound productions). Last winter I was obsessed with two long form essays on jetliner wheel well stowaways run by The Guardian, and the result is this poem. It wouldn’t have come into being without the sensitive guidance ofContinue reading “New poem in Unlost Journal”

New Poem in the Atelier of Healing Anthology

Way back in December I heard that a poem of mine had been selected for a special anthology “The Atelier of Healing: Poetry About Trauma & Recovery”. The pandemic shifted plans for the anthology, but it recently came to life in a gorgeous online form. I’m still taking it all in, it’s a beautiful project.Continue reading “New Poem in the Atelier of Healing Anthology”

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2021

Originally started in the United States, Poem in Your Pocket Day has its own iteration in Canada thanks to the League of Canadian Poets. I’m so excited to have one of my previously published poems be amongst the 15 poems shared in this year’s campaign. PIYP 2021 My poem “At Dusk” was originally selected asContinue reading “Poem in Your Pocket Day 2021”

Three poems in Fenland Poetry Journal

The UK’s Fenland Poetry Journal is a lovely small format print journal from England published twice a year by editor Elisabeth Sennitt Clough (also a poet herself). Spring 2021 It’s such a pleasure to have three poems of mine appear in the spring 2021 issue of the journal: “These Fugitive Wings” “Landscape Without Snow” “WhatContinue reading “Three poems in Fenland Poetry Journal”

A compressed sestina in The Crank

A variation on the sestina that I wrote a few years ago has found a home with a new UK literary journal, The Crank. ‘Lost in the Woods’ is the first in a series of poems I wrote, and the most abstract of the three. The Crank is a rare journal that looks exclusively forContinue reading “A compressed sestina in The Crank”