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Arteidolia, again

After publishing a batch of my found poems back in March, the editor encouraged me to submit to the special section, swifts & s l o w s. I did, and now five more found poems are published. Thanks so much to Randee Silv and Arteidolia!

the other sentence

Moss Puppy

Synapse International

It was an honor, back in late winter, to be approached by karl kempton and Philip Davenport to guest-edit a post on women working in visual poetry for Synapse International. The artists I selected are working in a variety of materials and media and the resulting series of posts are now available for viewing on seven separate pages (on each page, click the images to see a larger version):

I am so grateful to these artists for generously sharing their work.

(The non-English script on the site is Bengali. karl kempton reports that Synapse International is the first visual poetry site available to a Bengali-speaking audience in India.)


One Sentence Poems

The lovely people at One Sentence Poems have selected two more of my found poems for publication. I like what they do and I’m so glad they like what I do. The first one is up today; the other will be posted soon.


Counterflow, a new annual online journal out of Canada, has included two of my found poems in its inaugural issue, for which I’m exceedingly grateful. You can view/download the PDF on the Wordstorm publications page.

something different

I’m hugely pleased, and somewhat surprised, to find my piece, Twenty-three clues about mortality, in the “Comics” category of Anomaly #34. I’m also very grateful to editor Nick Potter, who encouraged me to swerve. While this may not be illustrated in a comics-y way, it is a sort of sequential visual narrative and I’m happy it has a home. More Anomaly here.


talking about strawberries all of the time


Singing with the Nightingales

I am grateful and honored to have two of my found poems included in the catalog and online exhibit of Singing with the Nightingales: a WAAVe Global Response to the Ukraine Situation.

WAAVe is Women Asemic Artists & Visual Poets // WAAVe Global, an online group. In response to the current/ongoing war in Ukraine, one of the artists, Karla Van Vliet, invited WAAVe members to contribute work that would be exhibited and assembled into a catalog, with proceeds benefiting Ukraine. The 50-page print and/or digital catalog is available for purchase on MagCloud (you have to register to purchase) and a preview of selected work can be viewed on Van Vliet Gallery.

[see: asemic]


The online journal Osmosis is featuring one of my found poems. If you stop by, I’d be grateful if you’d scroll down the page and click Like. Thanks! (to you and to Osmosis)

Persimmon Tree

Very pleased to have two of my visual poems included in the “Forgetting” issue of Persimmon Tree. (One is near the top of the page, the other near the bottom.)


Biscuit Hill

Very pleased to have three of my found poems in Issue 3 of Biscuit Hill (this link opens the first; use the > at the top of the page to see the others).

Negative Capability Journal

The time elapsed between submitting a poem and receiving a reply (yay or nay) can be days or months. If the answer is yay, more time, typically some months, will go by before the journal is published in print or online.

Today, my trip to the mailbox yielded up this impressive issue of Negative Capability Journal 2021 and I was thrilled to find two of my found poems included, on pages 14 and 15. But oh, the lengths they traveled to get here!

I submitted the work for NCJ’s culinary-themed issue in 2015 and within a week received an acceptance. A year later, I sent along a note asking whether the issue was still moving forward. A couple of months after that, I got an apologetic reply in the affirmative. In 2018, I queried again. In early 2020, I received an encouraging note. With no further word, I yielded to negative capability, figured the publishers had refocused on books and that was that. Until today.

Somehow, the stove got fired up and Negative Capability Journal cooked up a 120-page collection of delectable writing, visuals, comics, etc. It’s not yet listed on the website, but is a repast worth waiting for. Thanks, NCJ!

(By the way, by negative capability John Keats meant “capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.”)

BlueHouse Journal

Another one! Just received notice from the Canadian digital literary journal BlueHouse Journal that one of my found poems has now been published in Issue #5 on the theme stone. If you like rocks, have a look: the issue is full of them.

Neologism Poetry Journal

Auspicious! Neologism Poetry Journal has published two of my found poems in Issue #55. They last featured my work in Issue #30 and it’s lovely to be included again.

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