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Help me support Tupelo Press!

This month I am participating in Tupelo Press’ 30/30 challenge. I, along with eight other poets, am committing to writing a poem a day for thirty days, in an effort to promote poetry and raise money for a respected press. This is a tough challenge for any writer, to write something worth sharing every day. I hope that you will follow along, and give me your support.

For the month, my concept is to take classic poems and rework them in my own voice. This is a daunting goal by itself. One never knows how people will react to taking classic literature and meddling with sacred texts. I hope people can appreciate my concept.

As an incentive, any person who donates $10 or more and mentions my name, I will send a specially made chapbook of poems to thank them for their support. Spread the word. Tupelo Press is an awesome pillar of the poetry community, and we should help them continue their good work of promoting good work and supporting poets who deserve recognition.

New poem at Enclave!

As part of the #finalpoems project undertaken by Entropy/Enclave, I wrote a poem titled “Reduce reuse recycle.” You can find it here. An awesome project that I am happy to have been a part of. My thanks to Janice Lee and the staff at Entropy for making this possible. Browse through some of the work there. I am certain you will find something to take your breath away. Let us know your thoughts!

Poetry up at Snapping Twig!

Snapping Twig has published some of my work. Many thanks to Nic E. Turiano for sharing these poems with the world. You can find three of the pieces they took, here, with two more forthcoming in their Summer Anthology. Among the posted pieces, is my poem “Self-portrait as a Southern Baptist prayer altar,” a very personal piece about my experience growing up in fundamentalist faith and my transition away from it. It’s probably one of my favorite poems I have written to date. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, if so inclined.

Spring issue of FRiGG published!

The new Spring edition of FRiGG is out, and it includes five pieces of mine, which you can find here. The pieces published are part of my ongoing social media experiment, where I take inspiration from my facebook feed. I hope you like them. Many thanks to Ellen Parker and Dennis Mahagin for the opportunity. The issue they put together features a lot of stellar work, and I am just lucky to be a part of it. As always, thanks for taking the time to read and comment if you feel so inclined.

 

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New poem up at Philadelphia Review of Books!

Editor John Ebersole has been causing a stir by publishing many poems directly to the Philadelphia Review of Books blog – with a political slant. As part of this project, I submitted a piece, about the Baltimore riots and police brutality, that was published. This has been an interesting and unique experience to watch unfold, and to see everyone’s responses. Many thanks to John for giving this moment a voice, and pulling no punches. You can read my poem here: Guilt.

Two poems published with Arsenic Lobster!

The new issue of Arsenic Lobster is out, which contains two of my poems. Many thanks go to Susan Yount for allowing me to be a part of this phenomenal issue. There are so many talented folks in there that I feel quite lucky just to be in the room. If you want to read my poems, go here to get to the first one, and click “next” at the bottom to see the second one. I recommend reading the whole issue. You won’t be disappointed.

Two new poems published with Black Heart Magazine!

I extend my thanks to Black Heart Magazine for sharing two more of my poems this week. This is my third publication with them. It’s truly an honor to have continued support like that from an editorial team. They run an outstanding journal, and I’m thrilled they would include my work. Thank you to Danielle White and Laura Roberts. You can find the poems here. Let me know what you think!