Graphic Review in RHINO

The brilliant artist/writer Naoko Fujimoto has been curating graphic reviews of books on the RHINO website, and asked me to contribute a review of my choice. I immediately knew I wanted to review Ladan Osman’s Exiles of Eden, as the book came out somewhat recently, and Osman is one of my favorite writers. I was…

Featured poet on Verse Daily

I was so honored to have my poem, “O Fortune, Are You Listening?”, first published in The Literary Review, featured on Verse Daily! I can’t tell you how many times I completely revised this poem and worked on it through some of my toughest challenges as a mother. I always hated hearing that it could…

Featured as Listener on Commonplace Podcast!

I was so honored to featured earlier this summer in the listener updates on my favorite poetry podcast, Commonplace , hosted by Rachel Zucker. My update is near the end of the episode, and in it I talk about my experience with having COVID and how I was feeling about the state of the country,…

3 Poems in The Literary Review Vol. 62 Issue 2, GRANARY

My poems “O Fortune, Are You Listening?” “Household Spirits of Small Apartments” and “Dreamscape With Fist of Wisteria” all found an excellent home in this fascinating issue of The Literary Review, which is themed GRANARY. I am lucky that as of last year I am no longer an adjunct and I now have a full…

“Lilies Falling From The Ceiling”

“Lilies Falling From The Ceiling”is a poem that I worked on for about 6 years before receiving the acceptance for publication by Atticus Review.It’s a poem that touches on some of the hardest times I went through when my kids were little.

“Girls of Lake”

It is a thrill to be published in a journal like Pleiades, which is full of people I admire greatly! It was also cool to by in Issue 39.2, which includes a folio of Afro-Caribbean literature, which is especially interesting to me because my children are half Jamaican. This particular poem is greatly influenced by…

“The Book of Snails”

I was really happy this odd little poem about anxiety and patio water gardening (and my obsession with water snails!) found a home at Parentheses Literary Journal. I really appreciate the editors taking a chance on this poem. Click here to view the entire issue or buy a hard copy.

“The Wind in From Chicago”

Volume 31 of Briar Cliff Review is so well crafted and gorgeous. I think I might even frame some of the artwork that is in its glossy pages. You can order your own copy here My poem, “The Wind in From Chicago” found a home in this issue, which centers on loss.    

“The Florist Thinks”

It was a huge accomplishment for me to be published in the Winter 2019 Issue of North American Review for my poem, “The Florist Thinks.” A couple of posts back, I posted a link to the blog I wrote about the process of writing this poem, which I worked on off and on for about…

“Menstruation Initiation Ritual”

I’m so excited to have this poem in the Spring Issue of Rust + Moth!  The impetus of this poem was thinking about how most American girls don’t get any sort of ritual to mark their first menstruation, and that it is a time of confusion, shame and often total silence, which was pretty much…

Short Essay about my poem “The Florist Thinks”

Click here to read my short blog post in North American Review that was inspired by my meditation on the poem, “The Florist Thinks” which will be published in their Winter 2019 Issue. After the acceptance of said poem, I reflected back on all that has happened since I wrote the bare bones draft of…