The anthology includes some incredible poems on themes ranging from love and heartbreak, family and friendship, the inherent beauty of nature, and so much more. I’m honored to have my work placed aside both newly emerging voices as the name implies, as well as other more established writers, such as Amanda G. Crum, Delaney L. Holt, Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer, Tatiana Ryckman and Mervyn R. Seivwright, among others. Continue reading 'Training Wheels' published in 'Kentucky's Best Emerging Poets 2019: An Anthology'
There are many life lessons in Smith’s words, made wise beyond her years by chronic illness and the knowledge that her lifespan would be shortened dramatically by Cystic Fibrosis. Being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 3 and developing one of the deadliest lung infections a person with CF could have as a young teen, Smith knew she probably wasn’t long for this world. She did everything she could to make her young life count and this journal is part of the legacy she leaves behind. Continue reading Beauty and Tragedy in ‘Salt In My Soul’
A poem about losing my ability to write and how I struggled with the dying of such rich inner-beauty and my inability to let it out. For all the writers whose lives and careers are interrupted like mine. Includes a nature photo I took at Red River Gorge. Continue reading Poetry: Interludes
This post includes both a poem and a self-portrait. “Attempting Perfection is a prose poem about self-image and body dysmorphia, while the photograph demonstrates feeling invisible due to severe illness. Continue reading Poetry & Photography: Attempting Perfection & Disappearing Spoonie
Meet your new bestie… Continue reading Original Prose Poem: Agony
This poem was originally published in the Ginger Piglet and attempts to capture a specific emotion through the use of scene and imagery. Continue reading Original Prose Poem: Floating