Surprised and happy to be included in Mom Egg Review’s online eco-poetry-themed folio. It includes a great selection of poets, so be sure to read the whole issue here, and find my work here. The poems in this portfolio, curated by Cindy Veachy and Jennifer Martelli, are mother-ecological pieces with a range of poetic expressions.
Archives for September 2022
Rat’s Ass Review Fall & Winter 2022 | List Poem
Happy to have a list poem included in Rat’s Ass Review’s Fall/Winter 2022 issue, “Ten Things to Remember About Me When I’m Dead,” a darkly funny piece that shares a few special things about me. I love list poems (also called inventory or catalog poems), which, in many cases, are zuihitsu poems with constraints. One of my favorite pieces I’ve written, in fact, was a very long list poem published in Isacoustic. Note I have two more list poems coming out this month in Spilled Ink, a project of Hooligan’s Magazine, so look for website updates or follow me on social using one of the provided links. Dark humor poems are my forte, and I always feel lucky when I come across a lit journal editor who appreciates dark, humorous poetry. Find this and other poems in my list poem post covering a range of list poetry-related topics.
Eat the Storms Inaugural Issue | Artwork by Koss
Honored to have tornado artwork (a watercolor) in the first Eat the Storms literary print journal, a project of the international Eat the Storms Poetry Podcast (from Ireland). It’s a fine-quality journal with glossy pages and color work–plus lots of great writing. Eat the Storms Podcast and Eat the Storms Journal are edited/curated by Damien Donnely, and the issue was co-edited by Gaynor Kayne, a Belfast poet.
Schuylkill Valley Journal | Koss Telemother Poem
So grateful for this publication in Schuylkill Valley Journal, Volume 54, Spring Summer 2022, of “Telemother,” a mother poem I wrote in my twenties (it has been refined). This is such a handsome issue. When humans kill themselves off and the apes learn to read, they’ll find this in an abandoned used bookstore and love it. So much to love about print.
San Pedro River Review | Poems About Ancestors
Honored to be included in the latest San Pedro River Review (Vol. 14 No.2) in the company of some great poets. This is a long poem about my great-grandmother, West Virginia logging, labor, and my southern roots. I will update this with the actual poem in the near future, but here’s the link to buy it on Amazon.