Thank you, Psaltery & Lyre, for accepting "Words for Levitation" and giving it such a timely publication in your on-line journal. I am thrilled to celebrate the return of fall and the harvest moon with poetry, although to tell you the truth, the poem began more as an ode to God than to nature. Same diff, huh?
"As Above, So Below"
"esperar", Firefly Magazine
"Choke", SWWIM Every Day, April 5, 2018
Maura Snell, Poetry Editor over at The Tishman Review has printed an homage I wrote, “After Tomaz Salamun’s ‘I Have a Horse’" in her Craft Talk blog. It's a lengthy article, made more worth the read because my poem comes at the end! Here's a sample:
I do not have a cottage in the wood. I walk by this cottage I do not have
on my way home most afternoons. I do not have
the slightest idea.
Kind of a Hurricane Press' 2015 Best of anthology, Storm Cycle. includes "Fairy Tales 101: The Rules", the poem they nominated for a PUSHCART PRIZE!!
The Bookends Review put "Iceland" up on their chock-full-a-goodness website. This is one of the crux poems in my most recently completed chapbook, "Tea Songs in the Kavarna". Click just one page back to read one of its love songs with a twist.
You can pre-order your copy of Celtic Family magazine here. See that tiny line on the lower left hand corner about "Celtic Poetry"? That'd be referring to my poem, "Ancestry." Lullabies, Selkies, the Vltava River and the Appalachians - that about sums it up.
All We Can Hold; a collection of poetry on motherhood chose a piece about my son Forrest called "Spy." This collection includes poems by Sherman Alexie, Chanel Brenner, Beth-Ann Fennelly, Rachel Zucker, fellow Minervas, and MOI.
Young son, the world is not enough for you.
Choose Atlas. Choose Henley’s Invictus. Choose master, captain
of your soul. Choose kind and true and wisely.
Choose Not content to watch but to discover.
Spy inside my house: Live your cover.
This poignant collection, now available on amazon, contains two poems about the loss of my mother, "Instructions for Forgetting Her" and "Thief, I Know Your Name."
Authors featured in this anthology were instructed to "let our imaginations run wild with childhood memories, delve into the depths of, and if necessary, even re-create fairytales."
I was honored that my poem, "Fairy Tales 101: Rules for Living Blue" was selected as the featured poem in the collection.
No cure exists for stolen wings,
or the curse
of being written into a fairy tale
where rules are not only broken
but made to be so.
It's always fun to see your name in print, and feels good when it's out there touting someone else. Clicking around some of my favorite other small press publishers, I found this: http://www.goodmorningmenagerie.com/series-3--corey--cummings.html