“Revisionist Histories” is another poem from the Elemental series. Working on this series with its biographical roots has certainly been interesting and revelatory for me. I’ve come to notice a pattern where I find it difficult to stop writing poems about certain lovers or even isolated events, while I have wholly neglected others. I’m sometimes surprised by my own emotional reactions; how I can’t seem to let go of some old (very old) betrayals. How difficult it can be to write about those who meant the most, or that I still look back on with some fondness. Continue reading Prose Poem: Revisionist Histories
This poem is another from ‘Elemental,’ my series in progress on love, sex and relationships. I would really love feedback on this one. It feels… incomplete, but it also feels like I’ve gotten it as far as I can without a little help. Any thoughts on ways to improve this one? I hope I’m only being a bit hard on myself, as I feel like that poetic spark I’ve been riding high so long has dwindled. I know it’ll be back, but it always makes me nervous when it disappears. After dealing with such cognitive impairment for years, I no longer take anything for granted. Continue reading Prose Poem: Beach Girl
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'
Another poem on love, sex and relationships from my series in progress, Elemental. Continue reading Prose Poem: No Charm
“I look into your eyes of lion; it feels like baring my soul. Pulling away layers of history, things to you unknown. I remember sixteen; hunger pacing her reviled prison…” Continue reading Prose Poem: Joie de Vivre
This latest poem from Elemental will go in the latter half of the book, which will all be done in traditional line verse rather than in the jaunty rhythmic prose poems in the first half. It’s a very pointed tonal shift which will hopefully make sense once I get the whole thing together. As always, I would love your thoughts on “The Second Coming.” Continue reading Poetry: The Second Coming
A new poem and finally a tentative title for my series in progress on love, sex and relationships! Continue reading Prose Poem: Always What I Wanted