Happy Poetry Month!

One of the gifts of this month is the image of my book covers above bestowed on me by a constant supporter of my word-work; thank you, JRW! I love seeing the covers accumulating and conversing.

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Dear Reader, I am popping in to share with you publishing news and poetry reviews.

Three poems from The Long Now Conditions Permit, my second manuscript of poetry seeking a beloved publisher, are included in the Spring 2023 Puerto del Sol.

Whoo hoo!

Amplifying the publication of these three poems: I am now included in the community of the long-running literary magazine Puerto del Sol, who “seek work that presents authenticity, sincerity, and respect,” and I have the good company of poets Cedar Sigo, Jess Turner, John Gallaher, Maureen Thorson, and Vi Khi Nao et al in this issue. Hurrah!

Above, a collage that offers you excerpts of my poems “Watching Fall Which Leaf,” “Winter’s Change of Self,” and “Following What Searches.” It is my poetry hope that you will support Puerto del Sol, their staff, and the writers they publish by ordering the issue. Happy reading!

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While I am here, I want to let you know that I have been continuing my reviewing practice. Three reviews of poetry collections are forthcoming this month. In The Miramichi Reader my review of Entre Rive and Shore (icehouse poetry, 2023), by Dominique Bernier-Cormier; in NewPages my review of Disbound (University of Iowa Press, 2022), by Hajar Hussaini; in Canthius my review of Trinity Street (Anansi Books, 2023), by Jen Currin. Look for them! You know, just in case you are looking for more poetry to read… Plus, I would love to know what you think of the books and my reviews of them. Happy Reading!

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The Pluses!

+ Thank you bows (continuous!) to you, dear reader, for the gift of your attention!

+ Thank you bows to my community of women/women-identified writers for their generous, loving support, inspiration, and encouragement.

+ Thank you bows to Richard Greenfield, Editor-in-Chief, Shane Inman, Managing Editor, and Anthony Gabriel, Poetry Editor, et al at Puerto del Sol for their support of and confidence in my poems.

+ I bow to the existence of Puerto del Sol, where I find community.

+ I bow to the editors who support my reviews and the publications where they were published: Denise Hill at NewPages; Manahil Bandukwala at Canthius; James M. Fisher at The Miramachi Reader.

+ Thank you bows (continuous!) to my publisher Stephanie G’Schwind, and Mountain West Poetry Series editors Donald Revell and Kazim Ali, et al interns at the Center for Literary Publishing (CLP) for making The Minuses (2020) with me.

+ Thank you bows (continuous!) to Beth Svinarich et al at University Press of Colorado for their beautiful support to me and The Minuses.

+ Thank you bows (continuous!) to monsoon storm chaser and marvelous professional photographer, Liz Kemp whose monsoon photograph storms the cover of The Minuses.

+ Thank you bows to Nomados Literary Publishers, Meredith and Peter Quartermain for making my chapbook Instinctive Acts with me.

+ Thank you bows to Vallum Chapbook Series and editors Leigh Kotsilidis and Eleni Zisimatos for making my chapbook Mind of Spring with me.

+ Thank you bows to Finishing Line Press and editors Leah Maines and Christen Kinkaid for making my chapbook Landscape of The Wait with me.

+ Thank you bows (continuous!) to Vincent K. Wong for his friendship, creative collaboration, and for taking my author photos.

+ This bears repeating: Thank you bows (continuous!) to you, dear reader, for the gift of your attention! If you have any questions or comments, write me! I would love to hear from you!