Under Her Skin

So excited to be joining the TOC on this anthology! I actually have two pieces going in. Due in April 2022 from Black Spot Books.

As The Seas Turn Red is up for an Elgin

Honored to announce that my dark ocean poetry collection, As The Sea Turn Red, is up for an Elgin again. (This award has a 2 year window so one piece can be nominated twice.)I don't usually post snippets or poems here, but I've gone ahead and added one of the poems from this collection below. … Continue reading As The Seas Turn Red is up for an Elgin

Cover Reveal #1 – As The Seas Turn Red

  As The Seas Turn Red is an ocean poetry collection I've been working on off and on for years. It will be released this fall, with this gorgeous cover from Joseph Schmalke.

Nanopowrimo Day 7 – Another day, another format, and a nod to Amergin

Today's prompt was to write a poem in which each line except the last takes the form of a single, declarative sentence. Then, the final line should take the form of a question. I saw the raven cross the full moon I saw the moon hide her face behind thick dark clouds I saw the … Continue reading Nanopowrimo Day 7 – Another day, another format, and a nod to Amergin

Nanopowrimo Day 3 – A pen, Vikings marathon, and a bottle of rum

I have to grr a bit at today's prompt (sea shanties) because I have an ocean-themed poetry collection out on sub and it sucks to do an ocean bit I can't add to it. So grr. yarr. Whatever. Tides roll high Tides roll low Tides roll us away from hearth and home Seas are green … Continue reading Nanopowrimo Day 3 – A pen, Vikings marathon, and a bottle of rum

Nanopowrimo Day 2 – Lies, lies, lies

Today's poem is sponsored by liars everywhere The liars are nameless and faceless Hiding behind a logo Masking abominations in bright packaging They said they would stop world hunger Millions still starve They said they would grow better crops They're draining the aquifer Never mentioned the built-in cancer The destruction of farmland The death of … Continue reading Nanopowrimo Day 2 – Lies, lies, lies

Poetry snippet

I have a poem 'Persephone' up on the Spring Equinox issue of Eternal Haunted Summer.Thinking about doing Nanopowrimo ... Is anyone on here participating? Anyway, link is below. Happy Equinox, everyone. http://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/spring-equinox-2013/

The Darkness Within

I have a poem posted on cancerpoet.com. I wrote this for/on behalf of others/another, but it didn’t seem right to tuck it into a collection; I wanted to find it a home where it might help or inspire others. So I sent it to the site. It’s been shared 25 times in a day, which … Continue reading The Darkness Within

Dreamscene Experiment #2 – Gutter Ballet

I'm on a bit of a Savatage kick ... couldn't resist. Another sleepless night ... concrete paradise Lyric Snippet - Savatage, "Gutter Ballet" 1989. Of note: The Transiberian Orchestra is redoing this album as a musical. I heart it already ... Photo:  Repinned from Pinterest, source unknown. Possibly part of or inspired by the Ballerina … Continue reading Dreamscene Experiment #2 – Gutter Ballet

The Dreamscene Experiment #1

I'm going to start a little experiment here, fueled by my pinterest addiction love of photography. I'll post a photo and a quote or poetry snippet. Poets out there are welcome to brainstorm a line if something catches your fancy. I do want to be respectful of copyrights so I will not post anything that … Continue reading The Dreamscene Experiment #1