Recently Published Poems
Wetlands Drama
"Wetlands Drama" won the thirteenth annual Number One poetry contest and appears on page 26 (page 37 in the document) of Volume 46, released in January of 2019.

Published annually by students at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee, Number One features poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction with an emphasis on sense of place.

Little Lavender Pill
and Age Old Dilemma
Two of my poems appear in the Winter/Spring issue of Kaleidoscope magazine. Read "Little Lavender Pill", first published in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of the print journal Thresholds, on page 16 (17 in the document), and "Age Old Dilemma", first published in Food ♦ Family ♦ Friends, on page 29 (30) of Kaleidoscope Issue 78.

Kaleidoscope magazine creatively focuses on the experiences of disability through literature and the fine arts. The award-winning publication expresses the experience of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, friends, healthcare professionals, educators, and others.

Still Fighting
"Still Fighting" appears on Room's Turtle Island Responds, an online library of lived experience offered in verse that reflects each poet's connection to the news and their particular community as well as the rich diversity that exists on Turtle Island (aka North America).

Inspired by the loss, despite my best efforts, of a dear friend to the Men's Rights Activists, "Still Fighting", calls out the #himtoo movement.

(Artwork Secwepemcúl'ecw on Turtle Island / in North America by Danachos.)

Abused and Alone
"Abused and Alone" appears in We Will Not Be Silenced, the lived experience of sexual harassment and sexual assault told powerfully through poetry, prose, essay, and art.

The brainchild of Kindra M. Austin, Candice Louisa Daquin, Rachel Finch, and Christine E. Ray, indie writers and survivors who felt compelled to do something after the strongly triggering Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, We Will Not Be Silenced advocates, educates, and resists through art. Seventy percent of royalties raised above the publishing and promotion costs will be donated to organizations that provide services to sexual harassment and sexual assault survivors.