Yawp

“I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.”  –Walt Whitman

Books

  • Stunt Double, Finishing Line Press, 2016. (Available from Amazon, but cheaper if you buy from me directly. Message me!)

Events

  • Georgia Poetry in the Parks fall poet series. Read “What deer see” on the Michelle Obama Trail, the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, and Glenlake Park in DeKalb County.

Courses

  • Jumpstarting the Right Brain: How to Write After a Dry Spell.” This asynchronous course is designed for anyone trying to get back into writing, especially for parents and caregivers whose mental demands have left little space for creativity, and who experience these dry spells cyclically, often forgetting what it even feels like to listen to your muse. It’s for people who wonder, “Can I even do this again?”

Poems

  • Self-portrait as Sinkhole.” Halfway Down the Stairs, December 2022.
  • Post-hysterectomy Dream, 1959.” Young Ravens Review, Issue 17.
  • While you’re getting your degree to be a mother” and “Interviews with Dad.” Irreantum 19.4, 2022.
  • Ferber Method.” Tinderbox Poetry Journal, December 2022.
  • “Father Tongue,” and “I comb my daughter’s hair.” Orchards Poetry Journal, Winter 2022, 80-81.
  • “To the Candidate Blathering Away.” Tar River Poetry, Fall 2022.
  • Tail Elegy.” Winner of the 2022 Banyan Review Prize.
  • “Eve at 87” and “Latona and Her Children.” Forthcoming in Wayfare, a new publication by Faith Matters.
  • “Japanese Bathtub.” Forthcoming in Chatauqua.
  • “Red Crayon on Paper, 2021.” Forthcoming in Mom Egg Review.
  • At the funeral of a semi-distant relative.Anti-Heroin Chic, Issue 29, October 2022.
  • self portrait as ghost.” The Lumiere Review, Issue 10.
  • ” ’72 Datsun.” Forthcoming in CALYX, 2023.
  • There is a large bomb in this vehicle.” Honorable Mention in 2021 Prometheus Dreaming Contest.
  • when i was a cloud.” Literary Mama, Fall 2022.
  • “Inheritance,” “sometimes i’m surprised by my own placidity,” and “Neighbor Lady Suffers Stroke.”  WordCity Literary Journal July 2022.
  • “Feedings.” Artemis Journal 2022.
  • Cotyledon.” Drunk Monkeys, July 2022.
  • A moment of silence.” SWWIM, February 2022.
  • “The Holy Breath, She Hovers.” 1st Place Winner in 2021 Byron Herbert Reece Contest, Georgia Poetry Society.
  • Mommy Brain.” Dialogist, January 2022.
  • “Mom & Tom Selleck” and “Comeback Call.” Thuya Poetry Review, Issue 1, Fall 2021.
  • What the deer remembers.” Susurrus, Summer 2021.
  • “Sample from Bering Sinkhole.” SoFloPoJo, August 2021.
  • What deer see.” Trouvaille Review, July 2021.
  • Rapture.” Second Chance Review, April 2021.
  • Then I had baby #3.
  • Resurrection Body.” Psaltery & Lyre, May 2018.
  • Full.” Segullah, August 2018.
  • The Holy Ghost in Erato’s Closet,” “The Holy Ghost in Euterpe’s Closet,” “The Holy Ghost in Calliope’s Closet.Psaltery & Lyre, December 2017.
  • The Holy Ghost in Polyhymnia’s Closet” and “The Holy Ghost in Melpomene’s Closet.Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, May 2017.
  • “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” Mom Egg Review, Vol. 15, March 2017.
  • How to Be Fertile.” Literary Mama, October 2016.
  • “Heron Song” and “On Waking, He Makes His Bed.” Honorable Mentions in 2016 Clinton F. Larson Poetry Contest.
  • Nineteen, with a Fireman.” Autumn Sky Poetry, 2016.
  • “What I will now do for you.” Yellow Chair Review “Rock the Chair,” February 2016.
  • “Drum Major.” Dialogue, Winter 2015.
  • “Labor Day, One Year Married.” Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems, Negative Capability Press, 2015.
  • Then I had baby #2.
  • Visitation,” Segullah Literary Journal, October 2014.
  • “Dad Feels Like Daniel Boone Inside” and “Rereading Bulfinch, I think I understand Echo.” Penumbra Poetry Contest Winners, Seven Hills Review, 2014.
  • “How We Like It” and “Watermelon.” The Resurrectionist, Issues #1 and #2, 2012.
  • Dead Dog Poem.” Red River Review, November 2012.
  • “Inchoate.” Penwood Review, Fall 2012.
  • “Leaving California.” 491 Magazine, August 2012.
  • Then I had baby #1.
  • Looking for the Soul Bone.” Blue Lake Review, March 2012.
  • An Hour of PBS.” Boxcar Poetry Review. Winter 2011.
  • “Honeymoon at Thirty-Something,” “Fling,” and “Eve in the Garden.” Honorable Mentions in 2011 Irreantum Poetry Contest.
  • “Inertia.” Poets/Artists, Summer 2011.
  • “Preacher’s Wife” and “Samson Cuts Off Delilah’s Hair.” Borderline, Volume 1 Issue 6.
  • “Atlanta to Salt Lake.” Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets. 2nd ed. Summer 2011.
  • “God as Intern.” Irreantum. Fall 2010. Nominated for 2010 Pushcart Prize. Reprinted in Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets. 2nd ed. Summer 2011.
  • “Adjusting.” Irreantum. Fall 2010. Reprinted in Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets. 2nd ed. Summer 2011.
  • “Love Poem.” Eudaimonia Poetry Review. Fall 2009.
  • “My Father Three Times.” Eudaimonia Poetry Review. Fall 2009.
  • “In the Mountains of Gilead: Jephthah’s Daughter.” Segullah Literary Journal. Summer 2009.
  • Sin Offering.” Segullah Literary Journal. Fall 2008. Segullah.org.
  • The Semantics of Blessings.” Segullah Literary Journal. Summer 2008 Honorable Mention. Reprinted in Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets. 2nd ed. Summer 2011.
  • Reproach.” Segullah Literary Journal. Summer 2008 Contest Winner. Segullah.org.
  • Eve’s Blood.” Segullah Literary Journal. Spring 2008. Segullah.org.