It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you…but I’m now back on the blogging horse, ready to ride again.
Though I’ve been silent on here, I’ve been showcasing my voice all over the place. I’ll slowly catch everyone up on my latest publications and new projects in the next few weeks on this blog.
First up – I want to announce my new-ish micro-chapbook of six poems called “How to Feel the Funk” published by the Origami Poems Project. So get down, get into the groove, and go get your electronic copy of this micro-chap here.
Zingara Poetry Review is celebrating National Poetry Month this April by publishing a poem every day of the month. My poem “Seventeen” was published on 4/2/18 as part of this. I appreciate the chance to contribute to this feature!
Remember it's humor – of course, I would NEVER look menacingly at a coworker...
I am happy to announce that I’m one of 110 up-and-coming poets who have been included in this anthology of Minnesota’s Best Emerging Poets compiled by Z Publishing. Maybe one day I’ll stop being emerging and finally become established. That's the goal, at least.
Triggerfish is an online literary journal dedicated to the “why” of poetry, seeking to understand and illuminate this process, to say that it is possible to make qualitative judgments and distinctions about the substance of poetry.
I’m excited to announce that Issue 19 of Triggerfish includes two of my poems (with audio!) – “Tell Them a Story” and “I Am Hip Hop.” You can check these poems out at the links below. I appreciate the chance to contribute to Triggerfish! It is wonderful to be included amongst the talented writers and artists in this issue.
Big thanks to the folks at Subprimal Poetry Art for including my poem “Havoc” (with sound!) in their Winter 2017 issue. I appreciate the chance to contribute and see my work amongst an array of talented writers.
SPANK the CARP is an online literary journal that publishes unique, thought-provoking fiction and poetry that isn't obscure or pretentious. Big thanks to editor Ken S. for publishing my prose poem “Karaoke Night” in SPANK the CARP’s 34th issue. I appreciate the chance to contribute!
The Voices Project is a non-judgmental venue for women, and also men, to express their personal stories and observations through poetry to promote social change. They are dedicated to helping others feel empowered through self-expression. Recently, they published my poem “Nothing” on their website. Big thanks to the editors at The Voices Project for allowing me to contribute.
Big thanks to the folks at the Bacopa Literary Review for including three of my poems in their 2017 issue, including “This Is Not a Protest Poem,” which won Honorable Mention in their annual contest. I appreciate the chance to contribute!
Here's the Amazon.com link to Bacopa Literary Review 2017 if you are interested in checking it out.
This is a different kind of publication credit for me, but one that I am certainly proud of.
Recently, through my day job, I had a chance to write an article for Roads & Bridges magazine. It’s about using AVL technology to track roadside mowing operations, and much of it is based on a research paper that I helped develop for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. I appreciate the chance to contribute to the magazine and enjoyed flexing my non-literary writing muscles to publicize the innovative approach to mowing that MnDOT is taking.
Based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Portage is an online literary journal run and edited by undergraduate students of Carroll University. Portage publishes literary writing, art, music, film, and cultural commentary from the upper Midwest.
I’m excited to announce that the 2017 edition of Portage includes three of my poems – “The Mistake Poem”, “Living is the New Dying”, and “Obvious Dangers.” You can check these poems out at the link below. I appreciate the chance to contribute to Portage! It is wonderful to be included amongst the talented writers and artists in this year's edition.
The poem is called "Freedom Isn't Free and Neither Are We." Big thanks to Roderick Bates for including it. Check it out and then read through all the inspiring work in the "Such an Ugly Time" collection...there are so many insightful works about resistance and the need for change in America during the first 100 days of the new presidency.
I am thrilled to have been named a finalist in The Tishman Review's 2016 Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize...and to also have the chance to contribute to the new issue with my first published "Golden Shovel" poem.
My poems (and whole review) can be read online in the TTR 3.1 issue.
Subprimal Poetry Art was founded in 2013 to provide a community for quality thought provoking poetry and other art.
Big thanks to Subprimal Poetry Art for featuring my prose poem “Sanctuary” (with audio!) in their Issue 7.
A portmanteau is a word formed by the merging of sounds and meanings of two different words. Switched-on-Gutenberg has published my poem dedicated to these faux words - “Reporting Live from Portmanteaupia” – in its Issue 23.
Switched-on Gutenberg: A Global Poetry Journal has been e-publishing the best poetry it can find since 1995. This is the fourth time they’ve published my work, and I definitely appreciate the chance to contribute again…but those who know me know this is all a ploy to get something legitimately published with the word “incognegro” in it…
Panopoly is an online literary zine that features “a wide-ranging and impressive array of writing.”
My piece “It Is What It Is” is among the works included in Issue 4. If you have a chance, check out this poem/rant that was inspired by an old school rapper…