Remembering Derek Walcott

An unpublished poem from my archives on this sad day. Upon Reading Tiepolo’s Hound for Derek Walcott A pen trembled above a tea-stained page. A brush climbed couplets laid out in paint : Tahiti, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, a lineage hovered en plein air like ghosts or faint cloud wisps above the turning, turning sea. Read More …

Etherian Nights

My love for She-Ra is well known to most of you. The new She-Ra action figure, designed by twins Garrett and Darren Sanders for Mattel, is fab. u. lous. She’s pictured above checking out the dramatic monologue I wrote for her, “For the Honor of Grayskull,” in the Divining Divas Anthology. And here we are Read More …

Two New Poems in Nimrod

I have two new poems–“Cafe Imagination” and “Proof of Intent to Marry”–in the “Mirrors & Prisms: Writers of Marginalized Orientations & Gender Identities” issue (Spring/Summer 2016. Vol. 59, No. 2) of Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry. You can see the full list of all the wonderful contributors over here.    

Two New Poems at The Ekphrastic Review

I spent far too little time submitting work to journals in 2015, partly out of that weird post-book fatigue I seem to experience in the months after a collection comes out (other poets, do you experience this too?). But I’ve committed to reengaging in 2016 with journals, getting work back out in the world. What Read More …

Favorite Reads of 2015

My annual list of books I enjoyed reading over the previous year; not a “best of” list at all, just works that stuck with me. As always, I present these in alphabetical order by author. They are a mix of genres and a mish-mash of books recently published and books I either finally got around to Read More …