New poems on Verse-Virtual

“Screens” and a reprint of “After” are up with other Pandemic Poems on Verse-Virtual. There are many wonderful poems here, so please check them out.

http://verse-virtual.org/archives/2020/pandemic/pandemic-poems.html

 

Pandemic

So here we are, in the limbo-land of quarantine, a strange new world we never thought we’d have to live in. Here’s hoping that your social distancing is going well, with people you can reach out to virtually if not in the flesh. Stay safe. Stay home. Wear your masks. Pretend you’re a crocus in autumn–dig down in the dirt and wait for metaphoric spring to show yourself again. Forget the silly metaphor. Be kind to yourself and be well.

New kids’ book out!

Magotu and the Leopard,” originally published as a story in Cricket Magazine, has now been issued as a paperback by Library for All, an Australian publisher. It’s available here.  

Profile up on Aussie Kids’ Poets Blog

As a poet published in Australian children’s magazine Touchdown (a reprint of “Bridges”), I appear in the September installment of  Jackie Hosking’s wonderful blog. I appreciate being included even though I’m an American. I love the thought of Australian children, half a world away, reading my work. 

Poem Out in “Not One of Us”

My speculative poem “Mourner’s Mirror” is now out in the print zine Not One of Us, issue # 62, edited by John Benson, appearing with works by Mike Allen, S. Brackett Robertson, Jennifer Crow, Alexandra Seidel, Sonya Taaffe, and others.