I write and edit for a variety of clients as the managing partner of The Wordbench, a publishing collective, though at this point in life, I am mainly about poetry. I belong to a variety of California-based writing groups and am a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.
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"
"Projection" (Honorable Mention for the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, National League of American Pen Women)
"Secret Baptism" (Commended for the Troubadour International Poetry Prize)
CRAB CREEK REVIEW
'"Filmishmish" (Semifinalist for the Crab Creek Poetry Prize)
FOUR STRING COLLABORATION: SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
MONTEREY POETRY REVIEW
"Tell Us about the War, and Love, Miss Dickinson: The Dead Poet's Exclusive Interview with NPR"
"Through Knotted Pine Walls"
"Here, in" (Finalist James Welch Poetry Prize)
PORTER GULCH REVIEW
"To Find Meaning" (Winner Best Poetry Submission)
"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" (Honorable Mention for the Steve Kowit Poetry Prize)
"Cheating on Henry Miller" (Honorable Mention for the Steve Kowit Poetry Prize)
SCHUYKILL VALLEY JOURNAL
"All the Rooms"
"tl;dr (too long didn't read)"
"End of Day"
"To a Dear Friend in a Year of Losses"
SPLIT ROCK REVIEW
"Transplants" (Nominated for the Orison Anthology)
TAR RIVER POETRY
"The Fair Condition of the World"
THE JOURNAL OF UNDISCOVERED POETS
"Where Would We Be Without Blue"
"Report from a Coastal Patio"
WEST TRESTLE REVIEW
WHAT ROUGH BEAST
"Blame the Moon"
WHITE STAGE PUBLISHING: Aeration (Anthology)
"What the Months Have Taught"
WHITE STAGE PUBLISHING: Grounding Earth (Anthology)
WRITTEN HERE AND THERE: THE COMMUNITY OF WRITERS POETRY REVIEW 2021
"Associating with Roadkill"
ZOETIC PRESS: NONBINARY REVIEW