A Day at the Sea: Three Ocean Poems

Nature writing is rooted in observation.  I’m thankful that Editor Ron Harton of Nature Writing included three of my ocean-themed poems in a recent post.   You may read “Between,” “Another Day Watching the Sea” & “Clamming with Mary Oliver” here.

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Picaroon Poetry: Troubadour Anthology 2017

Much gratitude to Editor Kate Garrett for including “Cèilidh for Angus” in Picaroon Poetry’s anthology, Troubadour.  It is in fine company with an array of music-inspired work.  Steve Nash has included an amazing review of the collection here.  While the collection will be available through Amazon, it is currently available through Lulu/Troubadour.


Foliate Oak Literary Magazine

Thank you to the editors of Foliate Oak Literary Magazine for including two of my poems in this month’s issue:  “Broken” & “Wakeful.”  Also happy to read poet friend Vivian Wagner‘s hybrid work in this issue:  “Déjà vu,” “Where He Went” & “Ode to Koekje.”

From New Pages:  The Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is a monthly online literary journal with international circulation published by the undergraduate students at University of Arkansas-Monticello. Each issue contains fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, artwork and photography from established and emerging writers and artists.


Foxglove Journal & National Poetry Month

Foxglove Journal

Happy to see “Da Eye Wife / Woods Number 1” found a home this morning among the fine e-pages of Foxglove Journal.  Thank you to Editor Elizabeth Gibson for including this work.  The title, interestingly, is one borrowed from a Shooglenifty song.  The poem could also be read as a companion to another poem I wrote in the fall titled, “Cèilidh for Angus” which will be published in both Wild Musette and Picaroon Poetry this spring.

And because it is April 1st, National Poetry Month, I’d like to encourage you to check out an array of poetry collections I’m currently perusing.  Happy poetry!

April 1 Reading

Camille Dungy, Trophic Cascade; Ishmael Hope, Rock Piles Along the Eddy; Vivian Wagner, The Village; Alice Teeter, Elephant Girls; Julie Hungiville LeMay, The Echo of Ice Letting Go; Carolyn Kizer, Mermaids in the Basement; Morgan Parker, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé.