Published Poetry & Honors

Partial solar eclipse through the shadows of leaves on pavement at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona on August 21, 2017

Shadow Award 2019 Short List

In the 2019 Shadow Award from The Molotov Cocktail, one of my entries landed me on the short list.

New Poem: “Foolishly Into the Ocean”

OceanSky

“Divert the river from the ocean! / Divert the stream from river, / from lake. Divert the rain / from ground, / from rooftop, / from cloud.”

Impossible Archetype Issue 3 logo

New Poem: “Nervous Bambi” in Impossible Archetype Issue 3

Cover of Issue 3 of Impossible Archetype, a Journal of LGBTQ+ Poetry, edited by Mark Ward

”I’m dazzled by headlights / while flaming forest fire sits / smug on my couch under my roof / smoking up his coming out to me / like its air itself. He told me over the phone. / He’s here now. I pull from the breast / pocket of my work shirt a folded list / of questions I wrote.”

Partial solar eclipse through the shadows of leaves on pavement at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona on August 21, 2017

New Poem: “Looking Ahead”

Partial solar eclipse through the shadows of leaves on pavement at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona on August 21, 2017

“I’ve seen the eclipse already. / I’ve seen how it begins: / the radiant sun, the vanished / moon. See how they are going / to collide, the many decisions / the moon made, the sun in its / place and bright and not waiting, / but willing.”

Black header to support Black lives matter

New Poem: “Condemn”

Condemn

“Condemn / Condemn / when necessary / Condemn / Condemn white supremacists kkk nazis / whatever name gone by Condemn / always”