“Opus Interrasile,” the longest poem I’ve ever written, appears in the Hauntings issue of Ruminate. This piece is crown of sonnets, although to be honest, I didn’t know that was the name of the form at the time. Its title comes from a type of metalwork that creates holes to make a design. The poem is set in the St. Louis Art Museum, where I have wandered since I was a child. My last note about haunting closes the issue as well.
“Stolen or Come Afire” burns in the 2018 issue of The Lindenwood Review.
“The Silver Standard” and “Once More” appear in the latest issue of St. Louis’s Natural Bridge.
In the latest Louisiana Literature, “At the East of the Garden” and “From this coal smoke, they move the orchids” explore the garden in the heartland where I was born and raised.
“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.”