Poems

“wide open sky,” Pulse—Voices from the Heart of Medicine, https://pulsevoices.org/, January 12, 2024.

“the visible arc” and “first crocus,” Pan Haiku Review, Issue 2, Winter 2023.

“a bloom of rust.” In Fractured by Cattails: Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology. Edited by Allyson Whipple. Haiku Society of America, 2023.

“loosening,” hedgerow, Issue 143, Autumn 2023.

“scattered sunshine,” Frogpond, Issue 46:3, Autumn 2023.

“binding the river,” Modern Haiku, Volume 54.3, Autumn 2023.

“soft light rings,” tinywords, Issue 23.1, March 2023.

“the clinking of glass” and “evening shift,” Golden Haiku poetry contest, Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, Washington, D.C., Spring 2023.

“first crocus,” Modern Haiku, Volume 54.1, Winter–Spring 2023.

“wildflower honey,” tinywords, Issue 22.2, December 2022.

“the way,” The Heron’s Nest, Volume XXIV, Number 4, December 2022.  (This poem was featured on Ben Gaa’s YouTube show Haiku Talk!)

“the gleam,” Frogpond, Volume 45:3, Autumn 2022.

“another person asks,” Modern Haiku, Volume 53.3, Autumn 2022.

“even.” In Dawn Returns: The Haiku Society of America 2022 Members’ Anthology. Edited by John J. Han. Haiku Society of America, 2022.

“pulling cloth” and “the warm weight,” The Heron’s Nest, Volume XXIV, Number 3, September 2022.  (“pulling cloth” was an Editors’ Choices haiku for this issue of The Heron’s Nest.)

“becoming the pool,” “bird’s eye speedwell,” “the dark dream moving,” “the way we make space,” and “before the rainbow,” Bloo Outlier Journal, Issue 3, Summer 2022.

“almost an answer” and “forest canopy,” Frogpond, Volume 45:2, Spring–Summer 2022.

“stitching,” Modern Haiku, Volume 53.2, Summer 2022.

“evening shift,” tinywords, Issue 22.1, May 2022.

“thirteenth birthday,” Frogpond, Volume 45:1, Winter 2022.

“evensong,” Modern Haiku, Volume 53.1, Winter–Spring 2022.

“sheltering.” In Visiting the Wind: Haiku Society of America’s 2021 Members’ Anthology. Edited by Erin Castaldi. Haiku Society of America, 2021.

“before,” Frogpond, Volume 44:3, Autumn 2021.  (This poem won a Touchstone Individual Poems Award from The Haiku Foundation.)

“evening moon,” Modern Haiku, Volume 52.3, Autumn 2021.

“sounding the depth,” The Heron’s Nest, Volume XXIII, Number 3, September 2021.

“starless night.” In Paper Mountains: Seabeck Haiku Anthology. Edited by Tanya McDonald and Kelly Sauvage. Haiku Northwest Press, 2021.

“saturday snowfall,” Frogpond, Volume 44.1, Winter 2021.

“their voices lighten,” “the tendril’s reach,” and “breath from his kisses.” In The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2020.

“each place where,” Modern Haiku, Volume 51.3, Autumn 2020.

“subtexts,” tinywords, Issue 19.2, September 2019.

“Star Deep Earth Dark: Animal Home Haiku,” Root & Star, Issue 23, September–October 2019.

“twining the tendrils,” tinywords, Issue 17.2, January 2018.

“How to Gather Light from the Dark,” Root & Star, Issue 12, November–December 2017.

“the sound of snap peas.” In on down the road, Haiku Society of America 2017 Members’ Anthology. Edited by Leroy Gorman. Haiku Society of America, 2017.

“Starlight,” Root & Star, Issue 10, July–August 2017.

“the last long slant,” Modern Haiku, Volume 48.1, Winter–Spring 2017.

“Origami,” Root & Star, Issue 7, January–February 2017.

“first snow.” In Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members’ Anthology. Edited by David Grayson. Haiku Society of America, 2016.

“his joke,” Modern Haiku, Volume 47.3, Autumn 2016.

“lifting my gaze,” tinywords, Issue 16.2, October 2016.

“toward dusk,” The Heron’s Nest, Volume XVIII, Number 2, June 2016.

“strawberry moon,” Modern Haiku, Volume 47.1, Winter–Spring 2016.

“walking to the well,” Project Milagro, December 2014.

“two hands,” tinywords, Issue 14.2, September 2014.

“full moon,” Berry Blue Haiku, Issue no. 4, March 2011.

“Watching on the Mountain,” “Doughnut Days,” “The Lesson of Knitting,” and “Apples,” Puddle Jump Quarterly, vol. 1, May 2007.

All the Wild Roots of Spring: Poems, MFA Thesis, Hollins University, 2008.

 

Awards

Touchstone Award for Individual Poems, 2021, The Haiku Foundation.

 

Trifolds, Bifolds, and Other Small Publications

Click on a title to download a PDF copy. Trifolds and bifolds should be printed double sided on a single page and then folded accordingly.  Enjoy!

flight lines. Trifold for the Haiku North America Conference, October 15–17, 2021.

 

Essays

“Mothers of Misselthwaite: Mothering Work and Space in The Secret Garden.” In Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden: A Children’s Classic at 100.  Edited by Jackie C. Horne and Joe Sutliff Sanders.  Scarecrow Press, 2011.

 

Book Reviews

For a brief period of time, I wrote reviews of children’s books for the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database.  The reviews can be found on the CLCD Web site and through Barnes and Noble.