Thank you to Peter Molin for including myself and my poem “While Daddy’s at Training, Our Daughter Asks Questions” among all these amazing war poets and their poems. https://acolytesofwar.com/2017/04/12/22-american-iraq-and-afghanistan-war-poets/ And, be sure to peruse the rest of Peter Molin’s blob, Time Now: The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars in Art, Films, and Literature.
Check out my review of Marianne Szlyk’s On the Other Side of the Window over at the Military Spouse Book Review, then check out the book. https://militaryspousebookreview.com/2018/10/17/looking-out-at-earthmarianne-szlyks-on-the-other-side-of-the-window/
Poetry is vital, especially in times of conflict. Thank you Andria Williams (author of The Longest Night) of the Military Spouse Book Review for providing a place to share, read and support. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong, Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora, and Mizna, Volume 18.1, 2017: Surviving: https://militaryspousebookreview.com/2018/06/21/poetry-of-the-immigration-experience-two-collections-and-a-journal/
Thank you to Military Times for including my poetry collection Permanent Change of Station (Middle West Press, 2018) in the Military Times 2018 Summer Reading Guide. It’s an honor to be included among James Hatch, Kate Germano, Kelly Kennedy, Carmen Gentile, Lisa K. Shapiro, and the like.
Thank you to Nicole Rolender (author of Louder Than Everything You Love) for interviewing me about Permanent Change of Station (Middle West Press) on her Carpe Noctem blog. Check out the interview here.
It’s wonderful to have three of my poems (“Zelda,” “Downpour,” and “Rare and Used”) published in issue 6 of the lovely India-based literary magazine, Moledro Magazine. The issue’s theme is “It’s Not In My Head” and features writers and artists from ages 13 and on, and the writers and artists hail from multiple countries. In addition … More Moledro Magazine issue 6
Resurrection of a Sunflower is a 546 page anthology of poems, stories and other pieces inspired by the life and art of Vincent van Gogh. Writers from all over the world contributed pieces, and I am thankful to the legendary Catfish MacDaris for selecting 10 of my poems to be included in this anthology. I’m … More Resurrection of a Sunflower
I want to thank The Woven Tale Press for their wonderful support of their contributors and for inviting me to share the inspirations that help create my poetry. You can read the article, “A Poet’s Inspiration: Place as Fluidity,” on their website. Also, be sure to check out other articles by writers and artists, website … More A Poet’s Inspiration
For the last few months, I’ve been reading various poets who wrote/write in times of military conflict (Ciaran Carson, Wislawa Szymborska, Randall Jarrell, Randy Brown, Nazim Hikmet, and others). Some of them are poets who fought/fight in combat, some were/are spouses of those who fight, some spoke/speak out in active pacifism, some were/are civilians living in … More What I’m Reading – Poets in Conflict
I’m thrilled to be one of the Feature Poets for Poet of the Week on the Poetry Super Highway. My poems “Backyard Play” and “Because Everything Else Is Quite Unequal” are featured along with “Jennifer Worries” by John Reinhart. Poetry Super Highway is the creation of poet Rick Lupert. The site is loaded with all … More Poet of the Week on the Poetry Super Highway