Welcome to my web home!
Poetry. Visual Art. Random thoughts.
I've been fooling around with discovering poems inside my poems...
Invisible as air,
as love, gravity
back to earth.
I expected your weight
to tether me like that.
But you let go.
One slingshot spasm
and then a slap
what editors say ...
You have a lovely, clear voice that rings true for the reader.
I love this poem. My girlfriend and I will only wear black when we eat out.
-- Michelle Hartman, Editor of Red River Review
Your poems show a side of and take an angle on Ritual that is unique among our submissions, and we think they would be an excellent addition to the Issue.
-- Troy Payne, Editor of Lantern Journal
These concrete details are lovely; their settings stronger still. Your understanding of how to move a piece forward, how to give it motion, is a true strength.
-- Judge from Sustainable Arts Foundation
Thanks for sending us your work, and we’ll be very pleased to include it in one of our poetry issues. I’m thrilled to be able to include your work.
-- Dr. Christopher Todd Anderson, Guest Poetry Editor, The Midwest Quarterly
My Studio (See below... I need your help!)
Here is the entrance to my studio where sales of my artwork raised nearly $1,000 for the Milwaukee Public Library in May 2018.
This is where I write and stitch and sometimes nap.
what readers say ...
Lyrical and sensitive …
-- Jayshree M. Tripathi
I really enjoyed this uplifting poem which celebrates the power of the perfect shoe.
-- Pamela Newham
I love this, and I really relate to the torn feelings you so eloquently shared.
-- Stephanie Gagos
What I've Been thinking about...
I Need Your Help!
I’ve been collecting vintage handkerchiefs lately and wondering what to do with them. I think I’ve landed. I’m asking my friends and other women I meet for the one piece of advice they most remember from their mothers’ collections of wisdom.
My favorite one so far is… “You’re acting like a slut.” Thanks Mary!
And you can help! Let me know if you have leads on vintage handkerchiefs. Or email me with your mother’s advice.
And here's one of my favorite handkerchiefs so far! Thanks Annette!