“Became an ark, carved” slides over cities underwater in RHINO 2018.
“Remembrance: Dream, Palace of Drought” steps out of the Heartland into the Everyday Chimeras volume of Hunger Mountain.
“Green Snake,” first published online at Cumberland River Review, has been included in that journal’s new anthology Cumberland River Review: The First Five Years. This book collects not only selected poems but also authors’ commentary on their own poem as well as a poem by a fellow author, and so I was able to reflect on my work as well as Marjorie Stelmach’s “Lullaby for Two Voices.”
My grandmother had a cuckoo clock that hung on the wall but never kept time. Yesterday I received word that Bluestem has included my poem “Story” in its nominations for the Pushcart Prize. The star of this poem is the cuckoo, what we call the rain crow here. It migrates to South America for the winter and returns here to North America to nest in the summer. While it is conscious of time by nature, the rain crow knows no borders. Its story is one to keep in mind.
As I was driving away from a funeral at Zion, a blacksnake crossed the road in front of me. “As if night knew and understood it had no hands” appears in the latest issue of Salamander. This poem exists because of D – – – -. Thank you for sending us love and light even after passing.
“The River Employs a Cursive Hand” in the Fall 2017 volume of Tar River Poetry.