This is a limited first edition collection of twenty-three original poems. The book was printed locally in saddle-stitch binding, and I'm giddy with pride over it! Each book purchased through my Etsy shop is signed and comes with an extra bit of swag from my blackout poetry project as a special thank you.
Chronicle of Crows I'm not spatially-gifted. No one says savant or Rain Man or even any odd; I am in space, a miracle of neurology. Except for toes, especially right foot second which I've broken every year since I got my diagnosis. But I was thinking of the crows. Perhaps, fifty. Which will be next … Continue reading Chronicle of Crows
The cover for Beak, Full of Tongue is almost finished, and I wanted to show you a sneak-peek of the front design! There are still some tweaks needed, and I sent the back-copy this morning, but isn't it lovely? *swoon* This poetry collection is twice the poems of Terracotta Pomegranate, and will be available … Continue reading Cover Reveal !!
Soon, the cows will be having babies. They'll be so little and cute, curled up in the hay and chasing each other on too-long legs. As I type this, snow is falling thick and forever, weighing down the willows, curling their edges toward the ground. Here are places and ideas and stories that brought me … Continue reading Seven Joys of January
Listen! Can you hear it? That's the sound of me folding paper, cutting on the dotted line, and uncapping the glue. For 2019, I'm adding an offering to my Patreon tiers. Tiny stories in a tiny book every month. This pledge tier also gets the classic and original poetry postcard and the audio, so it's … Continue reading Tiny Stories
It's that time again! Grab a piece of paper, and let's play! Ginsberg - his Howl and the Beat movement - also gave the poetry world the American Sentence. While many of us already feel like time has contracted and condensed, so much so that one week in 2018 often feels like a month, Ginsberg's … Continue reading Famous Starts, Humble Endings
Famous Starts is a creativity game wherein I choose the first line of famous poems, but fill in the next line with my own humble attempts. You play along! The trick is to not read the original's next lines until after you’ve written your own. Ah, it's been too long since we've mucked about inside someone else's lovely … Continue reading Famous Starts with Humble Endings
Remember how great it felt to curl up as a kid with a collection of short stories? You could drop in and out between chores or during lunch at school. I remember reading them on long car trips, too. FrostFire Worlds is a market for younger readers who like speculative fiction. It's one of the … Continue reading FrostFire Worlds
Yesterday's news out of SeaTac affected me deeply. This poem grew from those emotions. Vanitas At first we were giddy at the audacity or maybe the middle finger to darker memories; it was easy to forget with a guy named Rich wanting to perform a barrel roll in a Q400 and see the mama orca … Continue reading Vanitas
As a thank-you to everyone for your support, May's audio is unlocked. Just go to my Patreon to listen for free! This poem came to me on the first warm day after our long winter. It was one of those days where everything feels like life and love and joy. Those days are valuable. It's a … Continue reading May’s Postcard Poem