April 29, 2014
She tells me in the only way she can,
hands me her heart,
dough pleated tidy under her fingers,
seam curved snug against my palm.

Momos, Elizabeth Yalkut. I hope you check out my poem in Spry, released today, and the other good stuff in this issue!

November 1, 2013
There are mermaids in the Hudson. Well, mermaid, at any rate — I met her years ago, and only the once, at that. She wasn’t visiting; it was her home. She knew the currents, the inhalation and exhalation of salt.

— My poem “mermaid” appears in the November 2013 issue of East Jasmine Review, out today, and I hope you pick up an ecopy: http://eastjasminereview.com/issues/issues/volume-1-issue-3/

February 14, 2013
Dowry

DOWRY

The world is wily and doesn’t want to be caught.                                                                                       Susan Mitchell

I tell you
I am searching for poetry
for you. That I have not found it.
That I am horribly, horribly afraid that I will have to write it.
I say it casually, teasingly—

oh, my goodness, what an awful fate, writing poetry for you.

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