I wonder how many millions
of small white worm
cocoons were unraveled to make
his tie. I imagine vast fields
of them, confined and shining,
hanging somewhere in an overseas
warehouse under yellow lights
lost to dust.
Thank you to Jennifer Bardi, Editor in Chief at The Humanist, for publishing it!
The second issue of Pittsburgh Poetry Review dropped today (that’s fancy official publishing language. Or I’m confusing publishing with childbearing), and my poem “The Perpetual Artist Lays Down Her Tools” is between its pretty covers.
I’ve been out and about, and forgot to share that my poem “Winter” was featured at Pankhearst: Fresh last Friday. Pankhearst Fresh/Featured highlights new and emerging artists who don’t have a collection of poems published yet. Go here to check out my poem, and here to find out how to submit to Pankhearst.
Here are the two reasons I’ve been too busy to internet:
I’ve got six (6) (?!?) poems appearing in the summer issue of Menacing Hedge, each of which includes a reading in my dulcet voice (which has previously been praised for “the purity of its timbre,” FYI):
I have the tissue paper wrists of a child,
barely wider than the blue thread stitching
through them, just thick enough to tingle life
into these lined hands. He held them
both in one hand behind me.
Please note “Repetitive Motion Injuries” and “Rape Poem #3” may be triggering to some victims of sexual assault.
The issue also features work by Deborah Bacharach, Amber Amber Rose Edmondson, Alicia Elkort, Ruth Foley, Fox Frazier-Foley, Brenda Mann Hammack, Jennifer Hanks, Amy Elisabeth Hansen, Lissa Kiernan, Andrew Koch, Kathleen Brewin Lewis, Emily Stoddard Furrow, Timothy Day, Jay Gershwin, Kat Giordano and Connie Guo. Read the whole lovely thing here.