What's Been Published...
HOT OFF THE PRESSES! So honored to have a poem in this Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets anthology. So many wonderful poems by some of Wisconsin's finest poets. FIVE current or former Poet Laureates! See the poetry section of this website for a sampling. And isn't the cover gorgeous?! The artist is Wendy Vardamon.
Listen to a WPR interview with editors Christine Kubasta and Angela Voras-Hills:
And stay tuned for a schedule of the anthology poets reading their work in virtual reality
To order a copy, go to WFOP.org.
what editors say ...
"It's just a vivid, musical, highly condensed, and yet evocative rendering of a scene that Edward Hopper might have painted."
- Max Garland, judge for Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest.
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...
I filled all the nail holes I made, painted and reorganized my studio at Real Tinsel, a former bridal salon rehabbed into five artist studios and a fabulous gallery space. The wall artwork was made by my amazing former studio mates: the mobile by Becca Kacanda and the painting by Rachel Horvath.
What I've been stitching...
I'm calling this "She Made Me." It features watercolor paintings of childhood clothes my mom sewed for me transferred to organza. Sandwiched behind each organza painting are her handwritten and sometimes typed recipes transferred in white ink to rayon. Then I embroidered selected letters and words from the recipe to fuse the two sheets. Here you see a finished "square" as well as the series in process.
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