“What Did My Baby Daddy and I Do To Each Other In Past Lives?”

This poem is about very vulnerable subject matter which ultimately was easier for me to tackle in the form of a pantoum. Here’s what I said about the overall feeling/impulse behind this poem in Rattle: “I often make dumb decisions in this lifetime, and despite those ‘mistakes’ which cause me to transform—hopefully—into something better and…

“Portrait of the Divine with Severed Head and Blue Lotus Stem”

I was very happy to have this poem published in the February Issue of Ghost City Review. This particular poem came about because I had some realizations centered around my meditation on the Hindu Goddess Kali. I have been using the same pack of ‘goddess cards’ for 14 years or so, and whenever I drew…

“Contemplating Lace” “Independent”

It’s really an honor to be in this issue of Whiskey Island, alongside some poets I truly admire, such as Leah Umansky. I have two poems in this journal, both of which I have re-worked many times. . . “Independent” is a very curious little poem. It keeps taking on different forms, and at the…

“Wild Greenhouse of My Youth”

This poem, published in the Fall 2016 issue of Cimarron Review, draws heavily from my time working at the South Carolina Botanical Garden while I was a student at Clemson University in “my youth.”  🙂

“A Supermarket In Indianapolis”

Super excited to have poem in the Indiana Bicentennial edition of “So It Goes,” the literary journal produced by the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. I was also pleased that I was able to read this poem at the 2016 ‘Vonnegutfest,’ as I am a huge Vonnegut fan!! This poem draws from my long, illustrious history…