Poems

Journals

Clipper Ship Hauling Songs Issue 1, March 2014: In the EEG Room; Redefinition; How You Learn to Fight *New!
Stirring 16.2, February 2014: Extracellular Matrix
The Nervous Breakdown: Damini, after the bus and in the street
Stirring 16.1, January 2014: Finding Direction in West Virginia
Lunch Ticket, Winter/Spring 2014: Dear Melody
Stirring 15.12, December 2013: Kuk Mu: a beginner’s kata
Blast Furnace: Where a Particular Kind of Man Finds He Can Be Faithful
Referential Magazine: Apocalypse, The Daughter Who Speaks In Toads, Why I Won’t Date Wolverine, Letter to Two Hearts, World’s Largest Thermometer
13 Myna Birds: The Going, Vanishing Twin
PANK: this morning I pulled a picture of my mother from my mouth; Letter to Myself at Age 12
Linebreak: To the Pig in a Bumblebee Costume
Literary Bohemian: Suppose You Were A Clone
Tuesday: An Art Journal 5.1: Rumpelstiltskin
Blood Lotus Journal: Letter to the Only Girl in JROTC; Dear Crux
Toad 1.3, September 2011: What, Then; Obedience, My Father; Rapunzel Syndrome; Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Edison Literary Review, v. 10, Fall 2011: After My Ex-Husband Sends Me Pictures of His New Son James, I Write a Poem
Borderline, v. 1.8: The Amazing Human Magpie, Pandora in the City
Muzzle Magazine, Spring 2011: Flight, In the Garden, the Stormtroopers
Literary Mama, Nov 2010: Son
Hobble Creek Review, issue 11: Flaws in Human Thinking
PoetSpeak: for Jacob, at Seven; LoveSong for June Cleaver; Poem for My Voice
Decompression, v. 3, June 2010: Self Portrait in Letters and Scars, Carousel, Dear Kim
Apparatus Magazine, Oct 2009: Martha Stewart Claims She Has Been Struck By LIghtning Three Times; Spring Comes to Henry, IL; The Jersey Devil Leaves Home
Wicked Alice, Fall 2009: Eve Considers Her Life
Sotto Voce, Summer 2009: The Second Fall
Decompression: Sugar Cane, Smotherbox
Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression, 3.1: Magnificat, The Shunammite Visits Elisha, The Faithful
Boxcar Poetry Review, Mar 2009: The Apiary
Literary Mama, December 2008: Reading SkippyJon Jones at Bedtime is Suddenly Not Enough
Weave Magazine, Issue 1: Snake Oil
US1 Worksheets, Spring 2008: Forgiveness
Boxcar Poetry Review, January 2008: Lot’s Daughters
Drown in My Own Fears, Winter 2007: The Knot
Edison Literary Review, Fall 2007: Cliffhanger
Mad Poets Review, Fall 2007: Begonias in October
Drown in My Own Fears, Fall 2007: Women at Your Father’s Funeral
The Shit Creek Review, July 2007: Cain’s Confession and Exhumation
Apple Valley Review, Spring 2007: The Phillumenist
US1 Worksheets, Spring 2007: Carnival
Thick with Conviction, January 2007: Haunted House; From His Side; Breaking the Skin
Stockpot, Spring 2006: Expectation; Ruler, 1984 (hear a reading here)
Wicked Alice, Apring 2006: How We Live
Up and Under: the QND Review, Spring 2006: Breathing
Sunken Lines, v. 4: Cleaning Up; For His Wife; Love Song for a Poet; Memory: Karen
Mad Poets Review, v. 19: Woman as Birch
Edison Literary Review, Fall 2005: Skimming
Chantarelle’s Notebook, Summer 2005: Conversation with a Dead Poet; Body; Vine Ripe
The Barefoot Muse, Summer 2005: Reverence
Wicked Alice, Summer 2005: Explaining How I Feel
Journal of New Jersey Poets, Spring 2005: Early Winter
Up and Under: the QND Review, Spring 2005: Mad Girl’s Lovesong
Mad Poets Review, v. 18: Wednesday Evening
The Argo, November 2004: The Cheat
The Siren, Fall 2003: Mosaic
She-Mom, Summer 2003: Nearing 7 Months
Poetic Voices, September 2001: Who I Please
Poetic Voices, October 2000: Side Street

Collections

Ripe Again, Finishing Line Press, 2008
3 Verse, a QND Chapbook, 2006
Quick Meals and Dirty Dishes, a QND Chabook, 2004
Fast and Filthy, a QND Chapbook, 2003

Awards

Nominated: Pushcart Prize, 2010: Flaws in Human Thinking (Hobble Creek Review)
Nominated: Best of the Net, 2010: Smotherbox, Dear Kim (Decompression)
Selected: Scholarship Recipient, Norman Mailer Writers Colony
, Summer Poetry Workshop w/Dean Young, 2010
Selected: Best of the Net, 2009: The Apiary (Boxcar Poetry Review)
Nominated: Pushcart Prize, 2009: The Apiary (Boxcar Poetry Review)
Nominated: Pushcart Prize, 2009: Martha Stewart Claims She Has Been Struck By Lightning Three Times (by Apparatus Magazine)
Nominated: Pushcart Prize, 2009: Magnificat (by Relief Journal)
Selected: Best of the Web 2009: Martha Stewart Claims She Has Been Struck By Lightning Three Times (by Apparatus Magazine)

Winner, Boxcar Poetry Review Peer Award: The Apiary
Nominated: Pushcart Prize, 2008: Lot’s Daughters (by Boxcar Poetry Review)
Nominated: Best of the Net, 2008: Lot’s Daughers (by Boxcar Poetry Review)
Winner, Boxcar Poetry Review Peer Award: Lot’s Daughters
Winner, Jan-Ai Scholarship, Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway 2008
Nominated: Pushcart Prize, 2007: Exhumation (by Shit Creek Review)
Nominated: Pushcart Prize, 2007: Carnival (by US1 Worksheets)
Nominated: Best of the Net, 2007: From His Side (by Thick with Conviction)
Stockton College, First Prize, the Michael Lanza Award for Poetry: Expectation
2005 Philadelphia Writers Conference, Honorable Mention, Poetry: Ask
2004 Philadelphia Writers Conference, First Prize, Poetry: for Sylvia

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2 thoughts on “Poems”

  1. Just read your Relief 3.1 poems — enjoyed all three, especially these lines in “The Faithful”:

    —it is so hard to love these brittle bodies,
    whittled down to parchment-dry skin.

    Looking forward to reading more of your poetry!

    GeoSeattle