The Midwest Quarterly Fall 2013. Theme: The Living and the Dead. Two poems: “Red Wind Breaker” (based on a news story about a boy who drowned in a rip tide at Westport, WA) and “Eyes Like Trunk or Wingtip” about seeing a squirrel who was hit by a car.
The Examined Life Journal from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Fall 2013. I have two poems in this issue: “Moment of Knowing” a tribute to a caregiver trying to feed an angry, confused man peaches and “Leaving Him There,” for a wife who could no long care for her aging husband with dementia.
WomenArts Quarterly Journal. Fall 2013. My poem is entitled “House of Need” and is about a woman who rescues everyone and everything – and what that costs her.
Nimrod International Journal. Spring/Summer 2013. “Mother of Phobia” is my poem about a mother sweeping the steps for a child who is afraid of spiders.