Finalist for the 2018 Pangaea Prize

Sometimes you send a pack of poems out, and a year goes by. You forget. Editors are busy, you’re busy. You keep sending the work elsewhere. I don’t normally inquire after a submission. Though, one time I did and got a lovely rejection from the Gettysburg Review, whose editors said that while my poems weren’t…

Music Monday with Audre Lorde and Vampire Weekend

I’ve broken my own rules, but in blogging the rules are like the Pirate’s Code, “more what you’d call ‘guidelines.’” From time to time I forget that the Music Monday feature differs from Saturday Songs in that on Mondays we also explore a little poetry at the same time. Sometimes, it’s a very obvious connection between…

Two Moon Poems

Erin, a former coworker of mine, sent an Instagram message to me this week. It was a photo of my first chapbook, open beside a cup of hot cocoa or maybe coffee. Ah, an Insta-share! Be still, my heart. She told me how, after settling into her new home in Philadelphia, she ordered my book…

Upcoming Readings in NYC and Tannersville, PA

Looking ahead, here are two readings updated to the Events and Readings page today. It’s been a bit of a summer lull, but hopefully, we’ll have more to add soon! Thursday, December 6: Voices of Poetry Reading at the Jefferson Market Library, 425 Ave of the Americas at 10th St, New York, New York. The time is 6:00…