My poem, “The Stone Masons,” won the Baltimore Review’s winter contest and appeared on their website. I just received the journal’s print anthology in which my poem also appears. I respect both online and paper publications. Online versions reach a wider audience but print seems more permanent and allows note-taking and dog-ears. So pleased to have my poem appear both ways. It is about my great-uncle and grandfather building a church in a small town although both of them were atheists.
My poem, “The New CPR,” was posted on the Ascent website November 23, 2014. Go towww.readthebestwriting.com to read it! This journal is very cool because you can subscribe to it free via email. Each month 2 or 3 poems and a fiction or creative non-fiction piece is sent to you along with the author’s bio. I had tried to break into this journal with several submissions before they accepted this piece.
Hunger Mountain published my poem, “Hermit Crab Changes Her Shell,” online in their Fall 2014 “Firsts” issue. Go to http://hungermtn.org/ to read it.
Two of my poems, “The Left Shoe,” and “Metastasis,” appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. This is a beautifully designed and edited journal. This is the 14th edition of this annual publication. Both of these poems are about courageous patients that I had the privilege to serve.
Pulse—Voices From the Heart of Medicine, featured my poem, “Teaching the Wound,” the Friday before Christmas. This is another journal offering free email subscriptions. Each Friday a new poem, story or non-fiction piece arrives! The journal archives everything so writings are always available by going to www.pulsevoices.org. The website offers links to other journals that publish writing focusing on health, by healthcare providers, patients, families and caregivers.
“Birth of the North Wind” and “Old Growth” in Saranac Review, Tenth Anniversary Issue, 2014.
The Goodbye Skin. Perfume River Poetry Review, Issue 2: Ars Erotica, 2014. This is another beautiful, tasteful, sensitive collection produced by Vuong Quoc Vu, editor of Tourane Press. My poem is another ‘true’ one about a hospice patient’s wife. I didn’t see these people very many times. He had a horribly painful nerve disease that during the final stages made touch excruciating. After he passed, she asked for a few moments to lie beside him, something she had not been able to do for a long time. This journal is available at Tourane Press, P.O. Box 2192, Cupertino, CA 95015-2192 or visit www.touranepoetrypress.wordpress.com
“Auditioning Sisters,” “Thoroughbred” and “Wearing the Clothes of the Dead” in Pudding Magazine, #62.