My haiku, “When the Pen Is Still,” was inspired by the true story of a widower swan. It was recently named a runner-up in Loud Coffee Press’s 3rd annual haiku contest. Read it and all the runners-up HERE.
Pikes Peak Poetry Summit
I was honored to be invited to speak on the local poets’ panel at the Pikes Peak Poetry Summit, which included performances from Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Ashley Cornelius, Colorado state Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre, and others. I spoke on the difference between conscious and mystical poetic inspiration, being an author and a mom, poetry communities, and the intersection of poetry and activism. My commentary was published HERE.
Exodus with Red Delicious
My drabble (100-word prose poem), “Exodus with Red Delicious,” was published in The Dribble Drabble Review, a literary magazine that won the 2022 Communicator Award and was recognized in the 2021 Webby Awards. I will also be a featured poet with four pieces in the forthcoming fall issue of the journal.
Only Flying is a collection of surreal free verse and prose poetry that celebrates transformation and paradox, exploring both the silence of the seeker and the outrageous wilderness of the imagination. Thematic threads like rebellion, enlightenment, risk, courage, love, loss, and triumph dance to life with pictures that swing from dark to light, surreal to whimsical, and strange to familiar. There are intimate goddesses here, black widows, buddhas, alley cats, a kangaroo, and magic pants—blacklight-blue Hendrix flares that hang from a fire escape, just waiting for the right person to jump up and steal them. That person is you.
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