Category Archives: Publications

We in the World

Laurence Musgrove published my poem, “We in the World”, on his Website, Texas Poetry Assignment. I wrote the poem after reading about the rapid spread of the omicron SARS-CoV2 variant and the world’s varying responses.

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It Was Legal – Topical Poetry

Topical Poetry published my poem on the Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery trials. They publish poems on current events that happened in the previous two weeks along with a link to a news article that provides context.

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“Praying in the Doorway” on Amethyst Review

Amethyst Review published my poem, “Praying in the Doorway.” This is my second publication out of the US (they are based in the UK).

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Chemo Mindfullness

Poetry Pacific published my poem, “Chemo Mindfulness”, written a year after I finished chemo. They are based in Vancouver, Canada. This is my first publication outside the United States. The May 25 issue of Amethyst Review, based in the UK … Continue reading

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Sundown published in Voices de la Luna

Voices de la Luna has published “Sundown” in the February 2021 issue. It’s not accessible through their Website. I’ve included the text below. I read where you receiveda soccer scholarshipto Katherine Branson.It was a girls’ schoolin my day. My fatherliked … Continue reading

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Why Poetry

My poem, “Why Poetry,” is the first of the Ars Poetica series on Texas Poetry Assignment. Several poems on the Website have audio of the author reading it. This is the first with audio and video.

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Tale of Two Cities

Laurence Musgrove’s newest project is Texas Poetry Assignments. He previously published my poem, The Work of Inauguration. Today he published Tale of Two Cities on the Capitol Riots of January 6, 2020. Reading it in light of subsequent news (stolen … Continue reading

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Mindfully Leaving

When I lived as a kid in Larkspur, California, it was a middle class town in an upper class county (2nd or 3rd highest per capita income in the US). I’ve visited several times in the decades since and watched … Continue reading

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2020 by the Numbers

2020 was a fairly productive year. The numbers are: New poems worth typing in: 90 Submissions (average 3 poems): 65 Acceptances: 18 Unique poems accepted (one was accepted 3 places): 16 Published: 14 These are reasonable numbers. or the next … Continue reading

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The Work of Inauguration

My poem, The Work of Inauguration, was published January 4, 2021 on Laurence Musgrove’s newest project, Texas Poetry Assignment. It plays off Howard Thurman’s “The Work of Christmas”. Laurence’s previous two projects, Tejascovido and Texas Poetry Ballots were successful enough, … Continue reading

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