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just published

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


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

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!


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

just published!


After the Pause

After the PauseVery pleased to have three of my found poems published in After the Pause, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Fall 2015, pages 43-45. Available through the website and on ISSUU.
Special thanks to Caitlin Thomson, who suggested submitting to After the Pause.

in the clover…

Clover: A Literary Rag, Volume 9Honored and pleased to have my poem “indignity overcoat” published in Clover: A Literary Rag, Volume 9, Summer 2015, pages 121-122. This handsome journal, published twice a year, is available at Village Books and by subscription from the publisher, Indpendent Writers Studio.

found found poems!

Vine Leaves Literary Journal, issue 13What a lovely way to start Friday! Seven, count them, seven of my found poems are included in the brand-new edition of Vine Leaves Literary Journal, issue 13. You can read it online (or download a PDF) and like Vine Leaves on Facebook (where the found poems are included with all of the art and photography from Issue #13 in a Photo album).

Vine Leaves Literary Journal has a particular focus on the “vignette” — a form described as follows on the Vine Leaves website: “‘Vignette’ is a word that originally meant ‘something that may be written on a vine-leaf.’ It’s a snapshot in words. It differs from flash fiction or a short story in that its aim doesn’t lie within the traditional realms of structure or plot. Instead, the vignette focuses on one element, mood, character, setting or object. It’s descriptive, excellent for character or theme exploration and wordplay. Through a vignette, you create an atmosphere.”

…clusters of found words on vine leaves…yes!

do you Truck?


According to his brief resume, “John M. Bennett has published over 300 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials.” He has been a major presence in the world of mailart and visual poetry for decades. I am honored that he has included four of my found poems in his visual poetry blog, Truck. Go. See. Leave a comment. Start Trucking.

P.S. If you’re in Seattle this evening, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, where I’ll be reading along with other contributors to the current issue of Raven Chronicles.

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