“Two Gardens” (from Berkeley Postcard, a collection of poems about my mother) has won the first Rockvale Writers’ Colony poetry contest on the theme of Time. “Two Gardens” will appear in Rockvale Review Issue Five (November 2019). The prize also includes a week-long residency at Rockvale Writers’ Colony.
Founder and Director Sandy Coomer writes so generously here about choosing the poem and the synchronicity of the timing in relation to the residency, its location, and healing a lost opportunity. Read both the poem, “Two Gardens,” and Coomer’s comments here: Two Gardens
Tower and Fortune (linked Haiku), 2018 NILVX: A Book of Magic, II (II): Tarot Series. Available for purchase online here (stored on your online bookshelf).
A Cento for Hillary, in an anthology by Sixteen Rivers Press, America, We Call Your Name: Poems of Resistance and Resilience, September 4, 2018, with a foreword by Camille T. Dungy. From the press release: “This anthology, born in response to the 2016 Presidential election, combines voices of poets from across America–from red states and blue states, high schools and nursing homes, big cities and small towns–with the voices of poets from other countries and other times. From Virgil and Dante to Claudia Rankine and Mai Der Vang, from Milton to Merwin, from Po-Chiu to Robin Coste Lewis, these voices, now raucous, not muted, now lyric, now plain–join together in dissent and in praise, in grief and alarm, in vision and hope.”
Additional contributors for this anthology include (here, just one name per alphabet letter as there’s an incredible line-up of poetry luminaries) Elizabeth Alexander, Ellen Bass, Lucille Clifton, Natalie Diaz, Molly Fisk, Terrance Hayes, Robinson Jeffers, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ursula K. Le Guin, Audre Lorde, Czeslaw Milosz, Pablo Neruda, Sharon Olds, Irma Pineda, Adrienne Rich, Evie Shockley, Wislawa Szymborska, Susan Terris, Ocean Vuong, William Carlos Williams, Joseph Zaccardi and more. For more information about options for pre-order, visit Sixteen Rivers Press.
Here’s a Feb 2019 Review of America, We Call Your Name at New Pages by Valerie Wieland.
Stepfather in A Year in Ink, Vol 11, SDWI Anthology, June 2018.
Bohemian Grove and Moscow Road in San Diego Poetry Annual, March 2018.
Host brother in Chiron Review, Fall 2017 (Order Link).
Silhouette and Strawberry Wine in San Pedro River River, February 2018 (Order Link).
Non-Fiction: “Sex, Hammers, and Self-Care in a House with Three Children,” in the anthology Unmasked, Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifity, Weeping Willow Books (Order Link for Unmasked, 33 essays and 22 poems, edited by Marcia Meier and Kathleen A. Barry).
Dropping in the Eight, A Year In Ink, Volume 10, SDWI Anthology, Summer 2017 (Order Link).
Goat Milk Ice Cream in Whale Road Review.
Free Box in Nimrod International Journal, Spring 2017 (Order Link).
Kolmer’s Gulch, Silver Birch Press, Lost and Found Poetry and Prose Series, 2017.
Hades, in Prime Number Magazine, Issue 107, April-June 2017.
Ten Haiku, in Everyday Haiku: An Anthology, Edited by Kristen Ringman (Order Link).
Thirteen: Russian River, Perihelion, My Daughter by Candlelight, and Graduation at The Journal of Applied Poetics, Issue 15.
Walking the Laguna, for Reginald Shepherd, TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics.
When Elder Becomes Child, hosted at Marisa Gaudy’s #365StrongStories series.
Cooking Class, Casual: a little book of jeans poems and photos, Tweetspeak Poetry.
Paybacks, A Year in Ink, San Diego Writers, Ink Anthology Volume 8, (Order Link).
Patria Letteratura Sylvia (Part III), The Corridor, and Joan, 21st Century.
Mordred’s Dream, in Poetry Flash.
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Words as Spiral Path: Tania Pryputniewicz on Owning Your Story, includes the poems Absolute Power, The Peer Counselor (originally published by Chaparral), (25) Floors Up on Open Balcony Guinevere Fails to Appear, at Women of Wonder.
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