The Local Train Magazine, Issue 1, April 2019

Excited to be part of the The Local Train Magazine’s inaugural issue!  Thank you to Shahadat Hossain Shaan, Founding Editor for publishing my poem, “All Good Things Gray.”  You can read this along with other fine work here, including work by fellow Alaskan poet Josh Medsker.  Check out submission guidelines as editors are currently gathering material for their next issue.

 

Snapdragon, Spring 2019

Happy to publish “Now” in the pages of Snapdragon:  A Journal of Art & Healing.  There are so many things to appreciate about this journal.  First, its editorial board is organized by women writers, including Editor-in-Chief Jacinta V. White.  The journal’s explanation behind its name carries an exquisite link to the writing process.  From the website:

At its deepest level, the Snapdragon flower essence helps the soul to distinguish its use of creative forces — especially those which radiate from the lower energy centers, and those which are used for spoken word. 

Finally, I love that when you publish with Snapdragon, you get to supply the journal with the email address of a friend.  They’ll then send a copy of the journal not only to you, as writer, but also your friend.

Blue Heron Review, Issue 11, Winter 2019

It’s live!  Thank you again to Editor Cristina Norcross for including “Blues” in the current issue of Blue Heron Review.  The issue is packed with an array of words and art, a feast for the mind and heart!

From the website:

Blue Heron Review is an online poetry magazine specializing in mystical and spiritual verse.  Blue Heron provides a space for poets who offer a positive message about living fully and engaging with the world through beauty, a sense of community, and acceptance.

Blue Heron strives to promote and feature works that nourish the soul, encourage deep reflection, and support a peaceful life path.  Blue Heron poets embrace the concepts of:  joy, abundance, grace, love, light, connection, awareness, acceptance, balance, peace, one’s soul path, and spirit in their works.  Think, Rumi ~ think, Hafiz!

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(artist credit: Paula Lietz)

Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review: Winter 2019, Volume 7, Issue 1

Much gratitude to Editor A.E. Bayne for including a short stack of my poems in the current issue of FLAR!  They include:  “Even the Penny Shows Wear,” “Taiya” and “Serendipitous.”  All three are writings worked on last summer during my time at Alderworks Artists & Writers Retreat in Dyea, Alaska.  Anyway, FLAR is a lovely journal in which to home some writing, but to also savor when the print copy arrives as it is full of wonder in both art and written form.

 

San Pedro River Review 2019

I’m not sure I can pinpoint, in words, the precise draw.  Maybe it’s the exquisite cover imagery of light, dark, moments I want to walk through.  Maybe it’s a New Mexico thing, another destination I’ve always wanted to visit, but only in winter.  It might be that Naomi Shihab Nye publishes in the the San Pedro River Review and once, a poem of mine was published in the same issue as a poem of hers (!). Whatever it is, I absolutely love when my writing can find a home in the pages of SPRR.  Thank you to editors Jeffrey Alfier and Tobi Alfier (Cogswell) for publishing “Blue-Black Night” in the current issue.  This is my portal to spring.

Blue Heron Speaks: February Author

Thank you to Poet and Editor Cristina M.R. Norcross for sharing my work as Blue Heron’s February Featured Author :

These are breathtaking poems of music, light, and nature’s dance. Words float and flicker across the page, as we breathe in these notes on life, filled with sumptuous details. You will want to read, savor, and re-read these poems. A delight to the eyes, ears, and heart—these poems truly sing!

Blue Heron Review is a joy of a journal in which to publish, so this is an especially sweet shout-out.  Their Winter 2019 issue is soon to publish, and though they are not currently accepting submissions, keep an eye on this page for that window to open.

Blue Heron Review

Amy Butcher & Women Writers: A Reading

What an amazing event last night at the Performing Arts Center!  Am happy to have shared the stage with writers Amy Butcher, Brooke Schafer and Blossom Twitchell.  Topping off the evening was the work of artists Mary Goddard and Jennifer Younger.  Thank you to the Sitka Fine Arts Camp crew, Old Harbor Books and Kenley Jackson for holding space for women to share stories and words.  Even dinner was provided for us backstage:  soup, bread, super greens salad and homemade cookies.  And talk about a fine crowd – we all braved cold-for-Sitka temps to catch the spin of tales.  A perfect evening!