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just published

Very pleased that the intriguing online journal Empty Mirror has today published six of my found poems.

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thank you!

Seven years ago today I took it in my mind to create a blog. More than twenty-two hundred posts later, chocolate is a verb seems to have a life, and an audience, of its own. I am extremely grateful to you for your visits, your Likes, and your comments, and hope this is just one of the many expressions of gratitude you will experience in this season of thanks.

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Beechwood Review


Just received my print copy of Beechwood Review 3 that includes three of my found poems. Fully half of the issue is visual works in color — found poems, erasures, collage, etc. Thanks, Beechwood!

Epigraph Magazine

Calamus Journal

Word For/Word

box o’ books

Very excited to finally have in hand the August Poetry Postcard Fest (APPF) anthology, 56 Days of August (Five Oaks Press).

Each August, hundreds of people from around the world write and mail a daily poem on a postcard — spontaneous, un-edited, and, more often than not, going to a complete stranger. 2016 was the tenth anniversary of APPF, and the anthology was assembled to honor the occasion. It includes poems and full-color images selected from the participants’ submissions. I was honored to be invited to co-edit the collection with Paul Nelson and Ina Roy-Faderman.

A number of free book-launch-poetry-postcard events are scheduled and more are in the works:

Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:00pm
Bellingham, Washington
Poetry Postcards: a panel and conversation
at the Mount Baker Theatre, Encore Room
A conversation about the possibilities of postcard poetics with panelists Tallie Jones, Nancy Pagh, Eugenia Hepworth Petty, Ina Roy-Faderman, and Joanna Thomas, plus moderator Paul Nelson. They will show images, offer resources, read postcard poems, and may even lead exercises or offer prompts. As a bonus, there will be a postcard exchange: bring unused postcards (commercial or handmade) and take home an equal number contributed by others. (J.I. Kleinberg, coordinator) Click for PDF event flyer with panelist bios.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:00pm
Tacoma, Washington
56 Days of August Book Launch
at King’s Books
Readings by contributing poets — just one of many events scheduled for the Cascadia Poetry Festival

Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:00pm
Portland, Oregon
56 Days of August Anthology: PDX Launch Event & Poetry Reading
at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop
Readings by contributing poets

56 Days of August will be for sale at each event and online. In addition, there’s a 56 Days of August Indiegogo campaign to cover a variety of costs. There are some swell perks — primarily signed copies of poetry books due out this winter. Have a look, buy a book, and please join us at one of these events.

Frida and friends

Frida and Friends
Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:00pm

at the Deming Library, Deming, Washington

 
Frida Kahlo, the dynamic Mexican painter, is recognized today for her artistic talent and for her courage in dealing with adversity. This reading will gather a group of poets to read their work and celebrate strong women. Susan J. Erickson, the featured reader, will share work from her recently published book of poems in women’s voices, Lauren Bacall Shares a Limousine, which includes poems in the voice of Frida. (Frida “herself” will make a guest appearance at the reading!)

Please join the following poets in celebrating with Susan J. Erickson, Frida and Friends: Lois Holub, Stephanie Hopkinson, J.I. (Judy) Kleinberg, C.J. Prince, and Leslie Wharton.

PS: Susan will offer one of her handcrafted collage cards with images of some of the women from the book with each purchase of her book.

new zine

just published

Clementine Unbound

just published!

Very pleased to have five recent found poems selected for the Summer edition of Menacing Hedge, plus a very early one included in the Scary Bush section of the journal.

and another!

published!

A Quiet Courage

Very pleased to have three of my found poems selected for publication on A Quiet Courage. The editor, Clara Ray Rusinek Klein, took the time to browse through chocolate is a verb and select the three found poems she wanted! I am so grateful.

and this…

Honored to have my poem “Slough Music” (inspired by the painting Salish Atlas #104 by Tyree Callahan) selected for publication in Washington 129, an anthology of poems collected and curated by State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall.

The official book launch was this week at the Washington State Capitol and a series of readings will be held around the state in the coming months. Watch the Washington Poet Laureate events page for information on upcoming readings. Copies of Washington 129 will be available at readings and through Amazon (though not quite yet).

just published

“Because resistance is fertile”

Rise Up Review
Very pleased to have two of my recent found poems featured on the launch of the found/erased page on Rise Up Review. Rise Up Review posts a new poem of resistance on the Home page each day, with previous poems collected on the Archive page.

poems!

Beechwood Review

Another found poem published: Beechwood Review, with two others forthcoming in the print edition.

Toad

And two more in Toad 6:3.

P.M.S. poemmemoirstory

Also, I have four poems, Blessing, Lesson, Door, and One Day, in the brand new print edition of PoemMemoirStory. (Website hasn’t yet been updated with number 16.)

I’m so grateful for the public acknowledgement.

another Sentence!

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