2016 · Publications

Storm Cycle 2015

2015 Storm Cycle Cover (1) I have the deepest honor to be selected for the 3rd year in a row in Kind of a Hurricane Press’s Best of Anthology, Storm Cycle 2015. The collection draws from their many print anthologies and from their online journals. This year, “Oceans Once Receded” and “To Hello Kitty From My Little Pony at WE Labs” share pages with other incredible poets such as my dear friends Kelsey Bryan-Zwick and Tina Pocha. Please go to kindofahurricanepress.com to get a copy and view the long list of poetry publications they offer!

2015 · Publications

Element(ary) My Dear

Elementary My Dear Cover Two of my poems, “Love Letter No. 4: To the Nail Biter” and “Oceans Once Receded” are included in the newest anthology, Element(ary) My Dear,  from Kind of a Hurricane Press. This collection was based on the theme of the four elements: earth, wind, fire, and water. You can download the PDF version from their bookstore for free or buy it on Amazon. Either way, you will get over 200 pages of poetry!

2015 · Publications

The Four Season Anthology

The Four Seasons Cover

Honored to have my poem, “What I Mean When I Say Ageless”, included in The Four Seasons anthology published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. It includes work by local poets Kevin Kreiger and Toren Wallace. You can pick up a free PDF copy at their bookstore or buy a print copy on Amazon. Editors A.J. Huffman and April Salzano continue to produce consistent quality work. Check all the other anthologies on their site.

2015 · Publications

Pyrokinection, April 2015

hello_kitty_riding_pinkie_pie__by_dellanova-d652jo1The wonderful editors at Pyrokinection have been kind enough to publish a little postcard poem I wrote called “To Hello Kitty from My Little Pony at We Labs“.  It’s a special poem to me because I wrote it the second time I ever attended The Poetry Lab almost two years ago. The same place I met many people who would come to change my life forever. You can read this poem and many others at all the incarnations of Kind of a Hurricane Press.

 

2010s · All the Tiny Anchors · Anchors (Poetry with Music) · Poetry

Honey

The first time you kissed me
I should have seen it coming
You were animal-starved
pawing hungry at my hips

You were hurricane-tongued
bracing me against your mouth
I pulled up fierce to match you
claw for claw around your neck

I could not hear us breathing
deafened by your torrent eyes
I did not recognize the beast
devouring my skin like victory

I wasn’t your prey or your prize
bound to be death-squandered
I had waited beyond time for you
to lay yourself down at my feet

I had hoped for honey sweet
and slow to drench my lips
with tenderness. But I—
I should have known

First published in Pyrokinection, also included in All the Tiny Anchors
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2010s · All the Tiny Anchors · Poetry

Westwood Boulevard (Why I Can’t Go Back)

I.

because I’d have too many questions
like does her husband know
have you ever met her children
do your parents know about her
does she hate your new car
or your new 60-inch TV
does she love the extra 20 pounds
I left behind

II.

because I know exactly
how small your ass really is
how you taste in the shower
how your eyes are lost
first thing in the morning
how you loved those thin pillows
from World War II
how you bought a fat one
just for me
how I know you really meant it
at the time

III.

because I’m still counting days
they are all anniversaries
of first times, of last times
of times we drove for no reason
my calendar dates lay over
like a transparency
so it’s all how-long-since
how-many-days-until-it’s-been
and every case on People’s Court
mentions November and Hurricane Sandy
then we’re standing there on the Boulevard
you said we need to talk
find some place for dinner
we missed our movie
I could unmake plans with you all weekend
it was cold enough to wear a sweater

I can almost count the hours

IV.

because I forgot to hate you
though you really wished I would

V.

because I told everyone
with eyes or ears near these words
I spoke you out loud
I own my story—this is mine
I will love it long after your scent
is rubbed off my page

First published in Tic-Toc Anthology (Kind of a Hurricane Press).

2014 · All the Tiny Anchors · Publications

Tic Toc Anthology

Tic Toc CoverI am honored to have my poem, “Westwood Boulevard (Why I Can’t Go Back)” included in Tic Toc, an anthology about time. The editors asked “authors to let their minds drip through the hourglass…authors created a kaleidoscopic array of time tunnels for the reader to travel through.  So take a moment, pick a door, allow yourself to fall into and through visions of past memories, revel in tangible interpretations of today, or leap light-years ahead of your own future.”

You can download a FREE PDF copy or buy a print copy from Amazon for less than ten bucks!

2014 · Publications

Something’s Brewing

I am excited to have my poem “Not Sleeping” to be included in this 218 page caffeinated anthology, called Something’s Brewing, by Kind of a Hurricane Press. You can download a FREE copy in PDF form at the Kind of a Hurricane Press Bookstore, OR you can buy a physical hands on copy from Amazon for only $8.50! Something's Brewing Cover