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Poetry. Visual Art. Random thoughts.
What's Been Published!
I was so honored to be included in Not Very Quiet and to be embraced by the women of Australia's writing community during my visit to celebrate the publication's launch. Here's a link to my piece and to the extraordinary publication.
Published in the "She Persisted" edition of Earth's Daughters. 2019.
Even in the absence
of my footsteps,
this oak floor
sighs and creaks --
as if she still elbows
her sisters in the forest
and heaves boulders aside
with her muscled roots;
as if white-throated fungus
and snarls of moss
her pleated bark;
as if her limbs
still sprout ruffled fronds
to snag the perfect
as if she still prays
at least one of her young
escapes the squirrel’s
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...
Not Very Quiet launched their on-line literary journal in March 2019 and I traveled to Australia to celebrate its launch there. Here's me reading As the World Turns. Such a warm writing community!
What I've Been Stitching...
I'm Collecting Wisdom!
I'm collecting the wisdom daughters have received from their mothers. Then I'm stitching the wisdom on vintage handkerchiefs and I'm still not sure where it will take me but it's fun to do while I listen to a Great Course about How to Write Creative Non-Fiction. Shoot me a line from YOUR mother. Here's one I started stitching...
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