8.10.2017

Another Bird Poem, If You Can Believe That




I'm honored to be a part of Monstering magazine's inaugural issue.

You can read my poem "Ketoconazole" here. It even comes with its own soundtrack.

7.21.2017

One New Poem at The Murmur House

Amaryllis belladonna by Louis van Houtte, 1861.



The latest issue of The Murmur House is all about falling.

You can read my contribution, "Amaryllis," here.

5.28.2017

Performance of a Lifetime

Dr. Moran tapped his heavy silver pen against a sheaf of test results. “Well,” he said, “I’ve found the problem.”

I’d arrived enervated in his office a few weeks ago, drifting through the door in a fog of weakness and fatigue. Headaches hammered me all day. I was 23 years old and my bones ached. I couldn’t feel my feet. My guts felt oily and torqued. Once a month or so I slipped into a hot, dizzy spell that made the floor slant and my eyes blur. None of this was new.


Want to read the rest? Click here or, better yet, go to your local bookstore and buy the summer issue of Bitch magazine.

Buy a few copies, actually. It's good.

1.28.2017

One New Poem

Lauren Treece via Flickr // CC BY-ND 2.0


to the mice inside the walls

to us out here
the scrabbling bustle
of your busyness
sounds the same.

little neighbors, have you noticed
the volume
in these rooms
increasing?

an uptick 
in the number of tissues
in the bedroom’s
wicker wastebasket?

are we leaving 
more crumbs
of pie & pizza
on the kitchen floor,
more herbal tea boxes
and wine bottles
in the recycling bin?

maybe this time 
is only as strange 
as any other
for you,
who have never before
seen january—
for you,
who will never see 
a november
again.


1.11.2017

One Poem in Qu

"Luncheon of the Boating Party" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

I went on some pretty bad dates last year. The worst one turned into a poem.

(I recommend taking a very close look at the action in the upper-right corner of the Renoir above.)

"Blind Date, Phillips Collection" is out now in Qu Literary Magazine


1.10.2017

Goodbye, James.

"Jellyfish on a Stick," by James C. Christensen



James C. Christensen (1942 - 2017) was an exuberant collaborator, a generous teacher, and a friend. The world is a stranger and more beautiful place because he was in it.



11.24.2016

Introduction



Introduction
(Woman Poet, ???? - ????)

I have turned
to pages xi - xii
in 100
different volumes
only to find
the same 6
shrugging
goddamn
words:

Little
is known
about
her
life





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