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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


Naugatuck River Review Very pleased to have my poem “Arroyo” included in Naugatuck River Review, Issue 14. Published in print twice a year, NRR “is dedicated to publishing narrative poetry….poems that tell a story.”

“Arroyo” is a poem about a bridge on the campus of UCLA.


off the press!

Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, WashingtonEarly in 2015, Luther Allen (Other Mind Press) started talking about publishing a poetry anthology and asked me if I would co-edit. The poets would have previous publication credits or a strong presence in the local poetry community, and would have lived or made poetry in Whatcom County, Washington, for some period within the last five years.

In early June, invitations went out to about 105 poets, inviting them to submit three of their best recent poems, previously published or not. By mid-July we had submissions from 101 poets.

The collection seemed to call for a title with local resonance, and we chose Noisy Water, which is the translation of the Lummi word Xwotʼqom, from which Whatcom is derived. The wonderful photographer Joe Meche, known particularly for his photographs of birds, agreed to let us use one of his photos of Whatcom Falls on the cover.

We recruited the talented poet (and saxophone player) Ellie A. Rogers as designer (a very smart move) and we contracted with the ever-accommodating Threshold Documents to do the printing.

And then we did about a thousand other little things and suddenly Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington, is off the press and in our hands! Very exciting.

We have scheduled a series of readings throughout the county, starting in December and running into April. In early December, Noisy Water will be available online (and in person) at Village Books in Bellingham. See more on the Noisy Water web page.

Nothing to it.

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