So – I somehow just discovered that a poem of mine was published in Earth’s Daughters 15 years ago. What a weird world.
I also have a new erasure poem featured this week at Pink Plastic House in the Ouija room thanks to Kristin Garth
To jumpstart my poetry brain/heart, I recorded a poem for the WNP Virtual Open Mic, Poetry Through the Pandemic, curated by the fabulous Kai Coggin, on the theme of survival & resilience. This poem first appeared in the Berkeley Poetry Review. So grateful to Kai for this wonderful series.
I’ve begun to practice writing gratitudes each night as both a reflexive means of taking stock of those daily moments of grace and joy, as well as to trick my brain out of an inherited tendency towards depression and anxiety. My poem, Pandemic Gratitudes, is up at Dispatches from Quarantine today, & comprises gratitudes written during the first six months of the SIP order while working FT, raising a teenager, and trying to stay sane.
I have two new poems up at Isacoustic. Everything is too much right now; and i am so grateful for poetry, which allows for close study of the replete, brimming intensity of life.