One Poem In Aesthetica

A book resting on a blue chair. The title is Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2020.

My poem "Surreal Monogamist," originally published in Yes Poetry, appears in this year's Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual. Get your copy here.


New Feature Story at The Open Notebook

A delicate spiderweb hung with iridescent dew

To write about a body is to expose it. This is, of course, part of the reason we do it: to lay bare the experience, to enlist witnesses, to find connection. But this exposure is not without risks. 

Read more at The Open Notebook.


Two Lost Poems in Doubleback Review

Ripples on a dark sea

My poems "Amaryllis" and "The Death of the Lobster" were both first published a few years ago. Then the magazines in which they appeared went under, and the poems disappeared.

I am very happy to report that both poems have been excavated and republished by the brand-new Doubleback Review, which specializes in doing precisely this thing.

Read the poems here.


One Poem in Rogue Agent

A vertical diptych, showing bristly evergreen trees (top) and a woman bent, clutching her neck (bottom).
Photos: Diana M. Schenkel

The first half of the year was slow, publication-wise, but it's shaping up to be a busy autumn.

My poem "Neuropathy" is out today in Rogue Agent. 

A content warning: this piece contains themes of assault and traumatic dissociation.

You can read the poem here.

See more of Diana's photos at Patreon


One New-Old Poem

A single tongue of flame against a black field
Photo: Paul Bulai

One of my older fire poems is out now in Post Ghost Press's fabulous small poems for the masses, volume four. 

Grab your copy here.


Two New Poems in SIREN

A dark pine forest wreathed in mist
photo: Daniel Tong
Many, many years ago, Ashdown Forest in Sussex inspired Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Woods. Earlier this year, the forest caught fire.

I wrote about this wildfire—and some other feelings—for SIREN magazine's "Sanctuary" issue.

Read the poems here.


Three New Tarot Poems

A crescent moon lies low over a dark mountain
photo: Martin Adams via Unsplash

The Moon: the uncanny landscape of the subconscious, revealed.
The Ten of Pentacles: prosperity, good fortune, dreams.
The Tower: inevitable disaster.

My small poems on these cards are out now in Yes Poetry's new e-chapbook Haunted: Tarot Poems.

Download the free book here or read just my poems here.

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