chocolate is a verb

colors, flavors, whims and other growing things

Tag Archives: poetry


A number of youth-serving organizations in Charlottesville have come together for the #DearYoungPerson campaign. They are asking people everywhere to send postcards of support and encouragement to Charlottesville youth, many of whom are experiencing the community’s confusion, anger, sadness, and frustration. 85% of the youth served by Big Brothers Big Sisters in Charlottesville are of color. Most of the participating organizations serve diverse populations of children and youth whose identities were publicly attacked on Friday and Saturday.

Send a note, a postcard or a poem to P.O. Box 814, Charlottesville, VA 22902, and your message of support will be distributed by local youth-serving organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia, Madison House, The PB&J Fund, Piedmont CASA – Charlottesville, Piedmont Family YMCA, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, Albemarle County Parks & Recreation, and the City of Charlottesville. See more on Facebook.

Here’s what I sent (I’m also participating in the August Poetry Postcard Fest and this was today’s postcard poem):

just published

and another!

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).

found poem: has ink

found poem: the curly

breakfast on Boxing Day

Poetry Super Highway

found poem: the poem

found poem: the river

found poem: in mash-up

found poem: After

found poem: the complicated

found poem: a dream

found poem: plants

found poem: Because


Jacar Press

What an honor to have my poem “The Familiar” selected for publication in the online journal One. The Jacar Press publication considers just one submission from each poet (most publications request three or more). My poem is just below the Contents list for One Issue 8.

found poem: our words

found poem: the hills

found poem: Let me

%d bloggers like this: