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. Here's what the judge (and the amazing poet), Max Garland, wrote about it.
"It's just a vivid, musical, highly condensed, and yet evocative rendering of a scene that Edward Hopper might have painted."
So honored to have FIVE POEMS in this wonderful publication!
what editors say ...
Thank you for sending us "After You Left," We absolutely love it...
- Editors of 3 Element Review
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 Pandemic Journal. It features watercolor paintings of my view from home transferred to organza. Sandwiched behind each organza painting is a page from my journal also transferred onto organza. Then I embroider words and drawings from each journal page to fuse the organza sheets. Here you see a watercolor painting and the final organza piece 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