I’m honored to have two poems included in this anthology edited by Gabriela Marie Milton and published by Ingrid Wilson, Experiments in Fiction. There will be a launch party tomorrow. Details here.
I am SO pleased and excited to announce that my first book of poetry is being published by Nightingale and Sparrow Press! The book, River Ghosts, will be available on April 12! The stunning cover was created by my older child, Jay Smith. You can see more of their work on Instagram.
River Ghosts was compiled a few months after my mom died in the first wave of COVID-19 in April 2020. We could not be with her when she died. However, this poetry collection is about more than death and grieving. Many of the poems were written before this time, and they are about nature, the river, Philadelphia, love. . .and much more.
I walk by the Delaware River often, as regular readers of my blog know. In the months following my mom’s death, almost every morning, I tossed a stone in the water and thought of her—a sort of mourning ritual that I repeated again this morning.
Ingrid Wilson (Experiments in Fiction) has kindly shared my reading of my poem published in her book The Anthropocene Hymnal.
You can listen and get details about the book and project here. All royalties go to WWF-UK. The beautiful cover art is by Kerfe Roig.
I have an article on breast-binding in The Telegraph. I had to register to read it. 😏 You can read several articles for free.
My friend, Ingrid, of Experiments in Fiction has posted this call for submissions on the climate crisis and/or biodiversity loss.
I apologize for posting across social media, but some people follow me only on this blog. I an honored to have three poems in David L. O’Nan’s massive (over 300 pages) anthology, Poets of 2020. There are so many wonderful poets in this volume–many well-known names! The book is available in several formats. Here’s the US link.
I received copies of my book, Sexual Harassment: A Reference Handbook yesterday. As you can imagine, I was overwhelmed with current news while writing this, but it is a reference book. (That means I do not give my opinion of certain people, but
I can include their words and behavior.) The book includes a brief history of sexual harassment and analysis, as well as a glossary, timeline, and resources. There is also one chapter of wonderful essays by women who have experienced sexual harassment. A couple of names you may have seen here on WordPress. If you read this book and feel inclined to give it a positive review, I would appreciate it. Of course, that holds true for any of my books! I know that the reference books are expensive, but when this current situation is over, please do consider recommending this book to your local public or school library. It would also be suitable for various resource centers.
The cats had to check out my new book, though of course, the box was much more interesting to them.
Some people have already seen this news on Instagram or Twitter, but some people only follow me here, so I apologize for the cross-posting.
Thank you to Annabel Mahoney and team for selecting my poem “The Almshouse” for the current issue of the Wellington Street Review. I am so pleased to be included in this issue.You can read the poem here.