Petrichor Issue 21 is full of interesting writing and includes a number of great visual art pieces. My work is an ekphrastic poem about Joan Mitchell’s “The Hudson” painting from the 50s, called “The Hudson Looks Different.” Also included is an asemic art or writing piece, made from old journals and sketchbooks, a palimpsest of sorts. I love the range of experimental work in Petrichor and am grateful to Seth Copeland and the other editors for these publications. Find my work here.
Mom Egg Review | Eco-Poetry Folio
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.
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.
Asemic Writing, Erasure Poetry | Up the Staircase Quarterly
Grateful to be in Up the Staircase Quarterly #57. This issue is full of great poetry and art. Poetry by these people included:
- Quinn Forlini | “Attenuation”
- Sanvitti Sahdev | “I fill up”
- Fiona Lu | “hunting”
- Oluwafisayo Akinfolami | “Semantics”
- Satya Dash | 2 poems: “Elasticity” and “Two Deaths”
- Jill Khoury | “Subjective Units of Distress Scale 1-10”
- Ran Zhao | “floodpath”
- Olivia J. Kiers | “Shower: Arc de Triomphe”
- Anaïs Deal-Márquez | “Gringa.”
- Jace Raymond Smellie | “for my grandma doris almost four years after”
- Chase Dimock | “Contaminants”
- Kolbe Riney | 2 poems: “sexy villain” and “voyager”
and artwork by:
- Sara Louise Wilson | Haunt Me + more
- Elizabeth Wing | Blüd Rites
- jw summerisle | Strangers
- Shelbey Leco | Blue.
- Koss | Wuthering Heights 1, Magpie +more
- Tomislav Silipetar | WHAT IS LEFT
Emanuela Iorga is the issue illustrator with multiple bullet-riddled images in a starkly graphic (not literal) style.
Also, reviews by:
- Tyler Friend | Him or Her or Whatever
- Jasmine Elizabeth Smith | South Flight
- L.E. Bowman | What I Learned from the Trees
I have four pieces from a magpie/hare series slated for my book, plus one visual poem that utilizes text from a poem, “Shoulder Story,” originally published in Rogue Agent. The other pieces reference or erase passages of Wuthering Heights. Find my page here, and read the whole issue here.
I’ve been taking a break from writing poetry and doing visual word art, including asemic writing/recycling from journals, crossword poems, and uncategorizable stuff, but I have lots of work coming out in the next few months, including some difficult abuse writing and some more visual poetry in Diode. It feels good to get back to painting and drawing.
Alien Buddha – Publication
I’m very behind in blog posts but was happy to have three poems published in Alien Buddha at the end of January 2022. These are pieces from my manuscript, One for Sorrow, and address domestic violence, one, queers and the church–a tough sell for the lit world–so very grateful for the publication. Alien Buddha publishes a large format journal and books on a regular basis. Find this issue of Alien Buddha on Amazon. I will likely add the poems (or parts of them) at a later date.