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Empty Mirror, again!

Back in December 2017, when my found-poem count was only 1500+, the online journal Empty Mirror graciously published six of them. Two years later, with the count steadily (crazily, obsessively) mounting, Empty Mirror has published eight more. I am so grateful.


For the season, the holidays, the year ahead, more light.
Thank you for sharing words with me.
J.I. Kleinberg

Thirty West



Dunes Review

Just received my copy of Dunes Review, Vol. 23, Number 2, which includes my poems “Avocado,” “Cartographer of Melancholy,” and “When Staying is Leaving, Leaving Staying.” So grateful to the editors and Michigan Writers Press.


Really pleased that the quirk-some online journal isacoustic, which doesn’t usually publish visual poetry, has accepted and published five of mine. Thank you Barton Smock and isacoustic and kingsoftrain (Barton Smock’s own site), where the same set appears (a two-fer!).

Cascadia Rising Review


Each year, Sundress Publications publishes a Best of the Net anthology. Nominations are submitted by journals and publishers (including self-published), who select their choices from among all of the material they have published online for the past year. Three judges then review the nominated poems, stories, and essays, and decide which ones will appear in the anthology.

To be nominated is an honor. I am very grateful to Floating Bridge Press for including my poem, Bone, which appeared in Pontoon Poetry in November 2018, among their six nominees.

(This is my second Best of the Net nomination. A series of my found poems were nominated in 2015 by Atlas & Alice.)

and more!

So pleased that the Toronto-based online journal talking about strawberries all of the time has published five of my found poems. Thank you Malcolm Curtis, editor, and thanks to the late bpNichol for the poem that gave the publication its name.


In 2012, when I started submitting my found poems for publication, Matter Press was one of the first to accept my work, publishing a series of them weekly for six weeks along with a statement about compression. Now Matter Press has published eleven of my found poems in the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. I am so grateful to Randall Brown, Matter Press, and the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.


Red Wolf Editions




Honored that the editors of Leveler have selected my poem “The peony” for publication. Each poem they choose is featured for a week along with the editors’ comments in a section they call levelheaded. The poet rarely gets to hear what the editors are thinking, so this is a bonus, to say nothing of the considerable extra effort undertaken. Thank you, Leveler!

What Rough Beast, round two

Juke Joint

Clade Song

Very pleased that Tim Kahl and Joshua McKinney have published two of my poems in issue 9 of Clade Song: Asteroidea and Collocation. As a bonus, Clade Song offers poem-specific related links when you click on the animals in the sidebars. Such links are provided for each poem in the issue — quite a demonstration of above-and-beyond commitment by the editors!

Here’s Wikipedia on clade: A clade, also known as monophyletic group, is a group of organisms that consists of a common ancestor and all its lineal descendants, and represents a single “branch” on the “tree of life.”

The Gravity of the Thing

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