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. As shared on theirContinue reading “New poem with a sweet companion painting”
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”
I am honoured to have a poem of mine lead off the third issue of The Moving Force Journal. So many strong pieces, the whole issue is a great read. Issue 3, The Moving Force Journal