“Recovering” in The Hopper

deer-in-the-forest-i-franz-marc-pd-usOnce, I lived alone in a house by the sea for free. I thought the place was haunted in a good way. Deer in the meadow visited often. I couldn’t drink the water so I didn’t think much of the well, until I found out it was uncovered. I found out because a deer fell in.

“Recovering” dreams an ending for that doe.

I’m in love with The Hopper. A talented group publishes beautiful pieces, all with an ecological focus. I hope you get lost in their archives and check back often.

Image: Deer in the Forest I | Franz Marc | {PD-US}

“Knot” in Camas

Yesterday, this arrived in the mail:

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Camas is a beautiful journal out of the University of Montana. They represent, to me, the intersection of ecology and art, which is where I always want to be in poetry. Their Winter 2015 issue is themed around movement.

Anyway, tucked between a David James Duncan story and a photo by Julie Biando Edwards, you’ll find a poem of mine. “Knot” is about the movement of energy and matter through time and about different kinds of knots (tangles, trees, and wedding rings).

I’m flying to the midwest today, and I’ll gladly bring this gorgeous journal with me to read while I’m moving through the air toward home.

“What I Kept to Myself” featured on Pacifica Literary Review

Oil spillA year ago I wrote a poem which is actually a cautionary tale about what happens when you hold in your sneezes (or your secrets), and you think you’re in control. It’s also about oil spills. And dishonesty.

Pacifica Literary Review is a beautiful new literary journal out of Seattle. I’m really thrilled to have “What I Kept to Myself” live on their page today, and in the archives for always. 

(Thanks NASA for this image.)