Venus Magazine: reflection, rebirth – issue ii

The first detail I noticed about Venus Magazine is its welcome:

Venus Magazine is an international literary and arts publication on print and online. Venus is dedicated to the beauty of the ethereal, the celestial light of words and strokes. We look for softness, yearn for light. Think fairy pink slippers, tinsel and dust. Think candle wax dripping, moon beams skimming still water. We want darkness, light, softness, pain, and magic. We want the beauty but also the bruises, the songs that ring and the notes that scratch. We want your work.

Such an inviting call for possible publication!  I thank the editors of Venus Magazine for including my poems “Sound,” “Light Catcher” & “Instead, a Sign” in their current issue. Thrilled, and thankful.


Sheila-Na-Gig, Winter 2016, Vol. 1.2

Editor and poet Hayley Mitchell Haugen (What the Grimm Girl Looks Forward To, Finishing Line Press, 2016) co-founded the print version of Sheila-Na-Gig in 200o with Kristine Sanders.  This venture published 14 volumes of the journal along with three chapbooks, featuring over 400 poets and awarding $2000 in contest prizes.

Sheila-Na-Gig re-opened as an online journal and publication venue in the fall of 2016.  I am grateful to have published work in both the fall and now winter issues of Sheila-Na-Gig.  Follow the link and you’ll find my poems “Le Creuset,” “Wooden Boardwalk,” “Moon” & “At the Southern Entrance of Lynn Canal.”  I am over the moon to learn that “Le Creuset” was listed as the Winter 2016 Poetry Contest Winner.

Thank you to editor and poet Hayley Mitchell Haugen for sharing my work with a wider audience of readers!

(Bird Goddess by Charles Sherman as featured on Sheila-Na-Gig’s website.)


Young Ravens Literary Review, The Four Elements Issue

Thank you to co-editors Sarah Page and Elizabeth Pinborough for including two of my poems (“The Port au Port Peninsula” and “Where Celsius and Fahrenheit Meet”) in the current issue of Young Ravens Literary Review.

About this lovely issue, the editors write:

In the fifth issue of Young Ravens Literary Review, authors and artists explore the four elements of fire, water, earth and air. Imagination explodes from the embers of dead stars as we dive into our own humanity through the many ways we both lose and find ourselves in the natural world: A bonfire entwines two lives in the darkness with the illusion of age and the promise of growing old with a loved one. Water rolls broken shells smooth as our own jagged edges are challenged and cleansed by the tides of time. Stones strain with the weight of a sleeping giant, veins pumping with fresh snow melt. A man follows the bliss of an unruly breeze into wild solitude—inviting only the reader to follow.