Thursday, January 10, 2019

Pencil Leaf

This short poem came out of a prompt to pair two random words. The words became my title. You can read it online at Turtle Island Quarterly (10 Jan 2019).

27 Saras

An autobiographical poem inspired by Wayne-Holloway Smith's poem "Some Waynes" and published by Queens University of Charlotte journal QU. (5 Jan 2019)

I Can Do Nothing for the Woman in the Air-Conditioned Room

Read Dante Alighieri's Canto III of The Inferno and then go to Nonbinary Review to read my 21st century example. What better way to celebrate New Year's Day?

(Anyone else remember the one-hit wonder "Just Walk Away Renee"?)

Oh, What a Night!

This prose poem combines hallucination with memory to achieve insight. Published on December 31 in one of my favorite online sites, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. Nominated for  a Best Small Fiction award.

Such Luck

A semi-surreal poem about my California single girl days published in the wonderful Pedestal Magazine. (Trigger warning: this poem includes a talking non-human.)

A Stranger Asks

This poem came out of a prompt to write a long poem in one sentence. A good way to get your internal editor out of the way and let it spill. Published on December 17 by Valparaiso Poetry Review.

One Line Poems

After reading Robert Hass' book on form, I became intrigued by the single line form. I wrote seven poems using conjunctions as titles and Amaryllis published them. They are not to be read as a single poem. Take them slowly, each separate. A special delight that they were published on November 5,International Time Travel Day.

I Imagine Myself in Australia

A prose poem fantasy published in Unbroken (01 October 2018).