Links to Poems Published Online

My Father Transformed By Dying, Rattle Poetry Prize Finalist appearing in Rattle Issue 74.

Custom Coffin responding to the murder of children in Ulvalde, published by Whale Road Review

The Nearly New Moon and the Crescent Earth, responding to the photo taken from the Orion spacecraft from beyond the moon. Published in Rattle’s Poets Respond

Perhaps Prayer is Thinly Scattered Matter in Braided Way prompted by news of The Voyager Spacecraft, having moved into integer space, detecting a “hum.”

Into the Metaverse, about Facebook’s plans for its (and our) future, is more a commentary on my own relationship with the internet than on theirs. Published in Rattle’s Poets Respond

Intersection about Amanda Gormans effect on the politicians listening to her inaugural poem, published in New Verse News.

I, Like Muons published in Rattle’s Poets Respond (interview with Tim Green, Rattle editor, here.)

Intervention in the Waning Day and The Heart Is a Brain Is a Muscle Is Pain in Anti-Heroin Chic

 An American Jew Fails to Make Sense of the Carnage in Gaza. published in Rattle’s Poets Respond (interview with Tim Green, Rattle editor, here.)

Activism In the Age of Social Media, in Rise Up Review Summer 2021 issue about the death of Homero Gómez González, protector of the monarch butterfly breeding grounds in the oyamel forests of central Mexico.

Failing Nine Eleven (scroll down) & Broken Swings in Rats Ass Review

When sleep comes easy in Sparked Literature Magazine

I, Astronaut and Praise Song to the Weavers, the Wearers and the Water in Sparked Literature Magazine

Three poems in the summer 2021 edition of Sheila-Na-Gig online:

Fear and COVID, March 11, 2020,

Of Bauble and Bullet and Stone, and

The Delusion of Title and Deed

Social Media In the Moments After the Derek Chauvin Verdict published in the New Verse News.

From Quarantine I Think About Growing Things – part of Poetry Month 2020, “Postcards From the Pandemic,” convened by Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati Poet Laureate Emeritus (April 2016-March 2018)

Cracking the Code published in the New Verse News.

Uncommon Ground in the anthology, I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing

Nine Poems in Blue As An Orange Journal, Volume 1. This fledgling journal took all nine poems I sent them. I am particularly fond of the rather wordy, “The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars,” an early effort on my part that captured deb’s and my relationship quite well, I think.

And Somebody Lay This Book Down, published in New Verse News – a found poem of lines selected from the transcript of the January meeting of the McMinn County, Tennessee School Board considering the removal of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Maus from their curriculum teaching about the Holocaust.

In preparing for the winter storm published in Autumn Sky Daily

The Day the Streets Rose Up published by Silverbirch Press

My Son Slows Me also published by Silver Birch Press