I’ve followed literary journals with a medical / health focus right from the start and have always loved the work shared in Please See Me. I was thrilled to have not just one, but two poems selected for issue #10, with its focus on women’s health.
One of the great pleasures of writing poetry is reading poetry, and the launch of an issue that includes a poem of mine is always exciting for all of the new work it introduces to the world and to me. Birds Like Bombs I wrote the poem included in this issue a year ago, whenContinue reading “Poem in Whale Road Review, Issue 26”
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 experienceContinue reading “Poem in Prism International”
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.
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”
My poem ‘November’ is third in an amazing line-up in Issue #15 of Sky Island Journal. It’s a gorgeous collection of work from diverse authors — poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. Very grateful to be part of it. I’ve had wonderful experiences with a growing number of literary journals, but the editors of SkyContinue reading “Poem in Sky Island Journal”