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Poetry. Visual Art. Random thoughts.
What's Been Published!
Days as a Bartender Pay Off!
Go to the "Poetry" section on this website to see the poem that won and how I'm rewriting it.
"All Things Considered" Considered This
Because April was Poetry Month, NPR's "All Things Considered" show asked poets to tweet their work in which meant we could use no more than 140 characters. I sent in a poem and it was accepted!
"We loved your poem! And we’d love to record you reading it," the producer wrote to me. But I didn't check my emails during the busy Easter weekend and missed the opportunity to record it. Darn it! Here's the poem:
Gravity yanks all mass down. Rockets. Balls.
I expected you to tether me but you let go.
A slingshot spasm. A slap of sky.
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
wHAT i'VE BEEN DOING...
Photo by Rachel Horvath, my amazing neighbor at Real Tinsel studios.
What I've been stitching...
is the working title of a project I'm working on. I took photos of construction symbols painted on the pavement in my neighborhood and am experimenting with printing the photos on organza and stitching them onto broken bicycle spokes.
Thanks to Jesse Kuester at Wheel and Sprocket for taking apart an old wheel for me!
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