The Running List…

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Here is my (mostly accurate) running life list of my published writing—print and online—in descending chronological order of the year of publication. Sadly, a number of these journals, magazines, and websites are no longer publishing—the fate of so much literary these days of screen supremacy over words. Still, gratitude to all the venues who continue to put the word out there. Even when the odds (and finances) are against success.

Publications List

—“provenance” and “Learning to See” forthcoming in Verseweavers, Oregon Poetry Association, 2024. Print.

—“Lamentation: A Cento” forthcoming in The Poeming Pigeon #14, 2024. Print.

—“The Green Love of the Progress to This Now and” and “Stoned Soul Picnic” forthcoming in Thriving Anthology, 2024. Print.

— “Ernestine” forthcoming in kerning | a space for words No. 4, 2023. Print.

—“The Poem of Your Body” and “Monster” in We Dissent. We Resist. We Persist: An Anthology of Our Human Rights, Flower Song Press, 2024. Print.
—“Record-breaking Winter Storm Tableau.” Concordia News, April 2023. Print and online.
—“Cusp” and “where late the sweet birds sang” in When It Rains It Pours anthology, Kind of a Hurricane Press, Fall 2022. Print.
—“Zygote” in From the Finger Lakes: A Memoir Anthology. 2021. Print.
—“Lowndes County, Alabama” and “One June Day: Fire, Heat, and Children Locked in Cages at the Texas-Mexico Border” in Clackamas Literary Review, Spring 2019. Print.
—“Genesis, American Style” in the All that Glitters issue of Halfway Down the Stairs 34, March 2019. Online.
—“Politics and the American Language”and “Still Birmingham” in The Dreamers Anthology: Writing Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank, Beautiful Cadaver Project, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Spring 2019. Print.
—“A Woman on the Verge of Menopause Looks Back on a Too-Skinny Girl Also on the Verge” and “The Wisdom Is Hindsight” in the Coming of Age issue of Halfway Down the Stairs, December 2018. Online.
—“On the latter-day wish for a transmigration of soul” and “Pendulum” in the Shattered anthology, Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2018. Print.
—“Welcome to the Club” in The Poeming Pigeon: In the News. Fall 2018. Print.
—“First Line of Defense: A Cento” and “Continuing Questions of Vast Moment” in riverbabble 33, Summer 2018. Online.
—“Of What Is Past, or Passing, or to Come” and “Verge” in riverbabble 32, Winter 2018. Online.
—“Devil in a Blue Dress” in AZURE: A Journal of Literary Thought Anthology-Volume 1. 2017. Print.
—“Grace” featured on Lents Farmers Market Poetry Series Facebook page, 17 December 2017.
—“After the 45th President Unveiled His ‘America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again’ Budget, the Same Day a Judge in Hawaii Enjoined the Administration’s Second Attempt to Draft an Executive Order for the President’s ‘Muslim Ban’: A Poetry Triptych” in Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine, Issue #7, Fall/Winter 2017. Online.
—“So now this autumn” in Sweet Tree Review, January 2017. Online.
—“In the Kingdom of Perpetual Night” in Scintilla, Winter 2016. Online.
—“Meridian” and “Tide Table” in From the Finger Lakes: A Poetry Anthology. Cayuga Lake Books, November 2016. Print.
—“We Try to Have a Picnic near the Shockingly Low Phillips Reservoir in the Wallow-Whitman National Forest during the Unprecedented Summer 2015 Pacific Northwest Heat Wave” in the Politics of Poetry issue of Forage, November 2016. Online.
—“Zygote” in VoiceCatcher, Summer 2016. Online.
—“The Great and Marvelous Sugar Baby Has (Not) Spoken” in Visitant, June 2016. Online.
—“Gift Event for Our New Gilded Age” in the “Celebrations” issue of Raven Chronicles, Spring/Summer 2016. Print. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
—“Devil in a Blue Dress” in AZURE: A Journal of Literary Thought, March/April 2016. Online. (First appearance was in Phantom Kangaroo, January 2016.)
—“Elegy for the Lifelong Incunabulist”; “One More Attempt to Set the Record Straight about the Breaking Out/Away/Off/Up/Down”; and “Voyage in the Dark” in the Secrets and Dreams anthology, Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2016. Print.
—“Before the chainsaw and the chain-link and the backhoe” and “Same As It Ever Was” in riverbabble 28, January 2016. Online.
—“Devil in a Blue Dress” in Phantom Kangaroo, January 2016. Online.
Great Hunger, Anchor & Plume Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2016. Print.
—“Bird, Flown” in Pilgrimage Magazine, Fall 2015. Print.
—“Faced with a Towering Stack of Rubbermaid Bins, the Lifelong Incunabulist Contemplates (Yet Again) How Best to Deal With Four Decades of Notebooks that Require Destruction before the (Inevitable) End” in Poemeleon “Disobedient” Issue, August 2015. Online.
—“Mercator Projections” in Matter 12, June 2015. Online.
—“Present Tense Love Poem” and “Pulling the Rope” in riverbabble 27, June 2015. Online.
—“A Villanelle While We Wait for Justice to Roll Down Like Water” in Form Quarterly, Summer 2015. Print.
Every Door Recklessly Ajar, Cayuga Lake Books, Ithaca, New York, 2015. Print.
—“How I Wasted My Life” in VoiceCatcher, Summer 2015. Online.
—“Evidence, Occurrence”; “Meridian”; “A Month of Sundays”; and “Tide Table.” Verseweavers, Oregon Poetry Association, 2015. Print.
—“Weather Hysteria” as the Featured Poem in the anthology, Petals in the Pan, May 2015. Print. Also forthcoming in Storm Cycle, a “best of” anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press. Print.
—“An Elegy for Alice Who Called Out of the Blue on Her 54th Birthday in April 2010, Said She Was ‘Tying Up Loose Ends’ before Heading into a Period of Major Surgeries, and Died a Brief Eighteen Months Later of Complications from a Recurring Infection ” and “And I will tell you a story” in Gold Man Review, November 2014. Print.
—“Revolutions Per Minute” in the “Soundtracks” issue of Raven Chronicles, September 2014. Print.
—“Up in the Old Hotel” in Posit, 2014. Online. Nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize.
—“Runaway” in Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place, Sundress Publications, 2014. Print.
—“Climate Change Primer I, or Sunshine State Bellwether” showcased in Unnatural Acts: Crimes Against Mother Nature, a multimedia exhibition curated by Gathering Crows. Milepost 5 Denizen Gallery, Portland, Oregon, November 2013. Print.
—“’X’ Marks the Spot.” Gutter Eloquence Magazine, October 2013. Online.
—“Juneteenth.” Scissors & Spackle, Vol., 3: Laundry Lines: An Anthology, September 2013. Print.
—“February Ars Poetica.” Glasschord Magazine, Issue #7 Funk. March 2013. Online.
—“Breath. Eyes. Memory.” Poppy Road Review, February 2013. Also chosen as Poem of the Month. Online.
Eternity a Coal’s Throw. Chapbook. Burning River Press, Cleveland, Ohio, 2012. Print.
—“Prodigal.” Generations Literary Magazine, 2012. Print.
—“Code Talker,” “Combat Papers or the New/Old Glory” and “Where Mandrakes Grow.” The 22 Magazine, Volume 2: Sign & Symbol Issue. Print 2012. Online 2011.
—“Winter in the Coast Range Foothills.” RAIN Magazine. 2012. Print.
—“At once I discovered the secret” and “Elizabeth Cady Stanton Chews Out Her Daughter, Margaret, Who Has Decided Not to Follow in Her Mother’s Footsteps.” The Medulla Review, 2012. All women contributors issue. Online.
—“Elective Surgery,” “Miscegenation,” and “Refresher Course Kama Sutra.” Mad Hatters’ Review, 2012. Online.
—“Fly.Away.Home.” Scintilla, Vol. 14, Issue 11. Winter 2012. Online.
—“Portrait of the Schoolgirl as a Chaste Maid Up to Nothing Good.” Stirring, November 2012. Online.
—“Shamrock Motel, Route 17, outside Corning, New York” and “Their Cheating Hearts. ” Unshod Quills, Fall 2012. Online.
—“The Winter We Lived in the Church & It Snowed Daily & the First Barrel of Crude Oil Traveled Successfully through the Trans Alaska Pipeline.” Blood Orange Review, Summer 2012. Online. Nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize.
—“I started near the far north. Ran.” qarrtsiluni, The Fragments Issue. August 2012. Online.
—“Bringing in the Seeds,” “Empty Nest,” “Keep Napa Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Free!” and “On the Rare Occasion of an Ice Storm in the Coast Range.” In the Women Writing Nature Issue. Sugar Mule, August 2012. Online.
—“Old, New, Broken, Blue,” “On the Longest Night of the Year, a New Mother Learns to Sew the Words Domestic and Violence,” and “A Villanelle While We Wait for a Future When the Other Cheek Is Never Turned.” Blast Furnace, Volume 2, No. 2, Traditional Forms Issue. Spring 2012. Online.
—“Day of Reckoning” in Snail Mail Review, Spring 2012. Print.
—“Tableau Mourant” in Passager, Spring 2012. Print.
—“All That Remains to Be Discovered” and “Wisdom for the Twitter Generation.” Prompt Literary Magazine, April 2012. Inaugural issue. Online.
—“Distant Early Warnings” in PANK, January 2012. Online.
—“Inventory” in Curio Poetry, Issue #3, February 2012. Online.
—“Odes of Opposition: Sylvia Plath and William Carlos Williams,” a collaboration with Lisa McCool-Grime in qarrtsiluni, The Imitation Issue. February 2012. Online.
—“Another Pin-up Girl Bites the Dust.” THIS Literary Magazine, January/February 2012. Online.
—“Fifteen-Minute Family,” “The Time of Small Despair,” and “Voyeur.” Curio Poetry, Issue #2, January 2012. Online.
—“The Cat Lady.” Stirring, January 2012. Online.
—“A Brief History of Cockroaches, Glitter Rock & Inappropriate Love Objects,” and “Ligature.” Unshod Quills, December 2011. Online.
—“Six Degrees.” Glasschord Magazine, Issue #9, The Conformist Issue. Fall 2011. Online.
—“Caesura.” Stirring, November 2011. Online.
—“Odes of Opposition: Langston Hughes and Gertrude Stein,” a collaboration with Lisa McCool-Grime in PANK, The Queer Issue. October 2011. Online.
—“About the Laying-On of Bricks Not Hands.” qarrtsiluni, The Worship Issue. October 2011. Online.
—“Drama Queen.” Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Fall 2011. Online.
—“Memento Mori.” Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Fall 2011. Print.
—“Ode to the Past & Present Wilt of the Daisy, Bellis perennis, Pressed in The Illustrated Leaves of Grass, a June 1973 Graduation Gift from L.” in Sugar Mule’s Via Walt Whitman: a 21st Century Gathering, Summer 2011. Online.
—“The Night I Realized I’d Long Ago Lost My Son.” Phantom Kangaroo, August 2011. Online.
—“Summer in the Oregon Coast Range.” Poppy Road Review, July 2011. Online.
—“Faux Elegy After Mario & Thaeng’s Vows on the Oxbow Deck the Last Day Same-Sex Marriage Was Legal in Oregon April 2004.” in riverbabble 19, Summer 2011. Online.
—“The Winter I Went to Two Al-Anon Meetings, Realized I Didn’t Have What It Took to Love Your Version of Alcoholic.” qarrtsiluni, The Imprisonment Issue. June 2011. Online.
—“Appalachian Saturday Matinee 1954” and “Apron Strings.” Clapboard House, Spring 2011. Online.
—“Sara’s Eyes” and “Transubstantiation.” THIS Literary Magazine, May/June 2011. Online.
—“Under the Yoke of Inauspicious Stars.” Phantom Kangaroo, April 2011. Online.
—“Grace.” Caper Literary Journal, 2011. Online.
—“Here We Are, In the Years.” Tupelo Poetry Project: Fragments of Sappho, April/May 2010. Online.
—“Odes of Opposition: Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman,” a collaboration with Lisa McCool-Grime published in Poemeleon, April 2010. Online.
—“Inventory” and “My Bikini Goes to Goodwill.” Verseweavers, Oregon Poetry Association, 2010. Print.
—“Cut Off” and “Transubstantiation.” VoiceCatcher 4, 2009. Print. “Cut Off” nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize.
—“Sara’s Eyes” and “Voyeur.” Verseweavers, Oregon Poetry Association, 2009. Print.
—“The Laboratory of Pen, Paper, and Wastebasket.” Writer’s Dojo, February 2009. Online
—“Remembering Gravity.” Verseweavers, Oregon Poetry Association, 2008. Print.
The Hours of Us. Chapbook. Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, Kentucky, 2007. Print.
—“These Miles to My River.” Walking Bridges Using Poetry as a Compass. Portland, Oregon: Urban Adventure Press, 2007. Print.
—“Tong-len Forgotten.” Napalm Health Spa: Report 2007, June 2007. Online.
—“Reading the Oregonian by Flashlight.” Poets Against the War website, May 2007. Online.
—“The Weight of Too Much” and “Your Going Away Party at the Hotel Dread.” Margie: The American Journal of Poetry, Fall 2006. Print.
—“Stillness until the Wind.” Poetry Superhighway, November 2006
—“Pilgrimage.” ArtSpirit. Spring 2005.
—“Dust to Dust.” Soul Searching: Thirteen Stories of Faith Belief. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. Print.
—“Building Partnerships for a 21st Century Community College.” Campus Profile of Austin Community College. EDUCAUSE Quarterly 23 (4): 34-7. Winter 2000. Print.
—“Water and Fire.” Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine. 14: 3, Winter 1997. Print.
—“Idols.” Ithaca Times Readers Writes, December 1990. Print.

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