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The Wordbench

 
 

I write and edit for a wide variety of clients as the managing partner of The Wordbench, though at this point in life, I am mainly about poetry. 

Thanks to the following journals and venues and their editors and readers for giving these poems a way into the world:

 

 

CALIFORNIA FIRE & WATER: A CLIMATE CRISIS ANTHOLOGY

"How to Read the Summer Sky"

COFFEE-HOUSE POETRY

"Secret Baptism" (Commended for the Troubadour International Poetry Prize)

COMSTOCK REVIEW

"Now Appearing"

CRAB CREEK REVIEW

'"Filmishmish" (Semifinalist for the Crab Creek Poetry Prize)

FOUR STRING COLLABORATION: SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY 

"Storms Offshore"

GROUNDING EARTH: WHITE STAG PUBLISHING

"Body Count"

"Evidence"

"What the months have taught"

MONTEREY POETRY REVIEW

"The Glimpse"

ODDBALL MAGAZINE

"Harbinger"

PHREN-Z

"Outside, Inside"

"She Leaves"

"Spoon"

"Tell Us about the War, and Love, Miss Dickinson: The Dead Poet's Exclusive Interview with NPR"

"Through Knotted Pine Walls"

"Toast"

POETRY NORTHWEST

"Here, in" (Finalist James Welch Poetry Prize)

PORTER GULCH REVIEW

"To Find Meaning" (Winner Best Poetry Submission)

RATTLE

"Spring"

RED WHEELBARROW

"The Birds" (Semifinalist for the Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize)

RIVER HERON REVIEW

"Bodies of Water" (Finalist for River Heron Review Poetry Prize)

SAN DIEGO POETRY ANNUAL
"Animals" (Finalist for the Steve Kowit Poetry Prize)

SCRIBBLER

"tl;dr (too long didn't read)"

SLAB

"End of Day" 

"We Once"

SLEET MAGAZINE          

"Disembodied"

SPILLWAY 29

"To a Dear Friend in a Year of Losses"

SPLIT ROCK REVIEW

"Transplants" (Nominated for the Orison Anthology)

STONECOAST REVIEW

"The Fruit"
TAR RIVER POETRY

"The Fair Condition of the World"

THE JOURNAL OF UNDISCOVERED POETS

"Where Would We Be Without Blue"

THE RAVENSPERCH

"In Turn"

"Report from a Coastal Patio"

WEST TRESTLE REVIEW

"Infinitely Stranger"
WHAT ROUGH BEAST

"Blame the Moon"

WHITE STAGE PUBLISHING: Aeration (Anthology)

"Body Count"

"Evidence"

"What the Months Have Taught"

WHITE STAGE PUBLISHING: Grounding Earth (Anthology)

"Bear Hunt"

"Bearings"

"Next Planet"

WRITTEN HERE AND THERE: THE COMMUNITY OF WRITERS POETRY REVIEW 2021

"Associating with Roadkill"