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.
Issue Two of the new journal Rogue Agent was released today, and includes my poem “Body Cartography.” Rogue Agent features work focused on the body. This issue also features a themed photo series titled, “I Feel Empowered When I Wear” which is full of powerful imagery. I hope you’ll take a look!
I have a piece titled “Aspirin” up at Words Dance today, which is completely thrilling because it’s a gorgeous site and I love reading it. The artwork accompanying my piece, painted by Clare Elsaesser, is brilliant. Please check it out!
Issue 13 of scissors & spackle was released today, along with a poem of mine! This was my first official unsolicited poetry acceptance (the ones published a few weeks ago were actually accepted later), so it’s pretty exciting.
Scissors & spackle is a gorgeous, full-size print journal, and I encourage you to buy a copy. My poem is also featured on the website, though, which can be found here.