|Words for You
For over ten years, I’ve written a poem a
day. This practice is both my anchor and my
kite. On this page, you'll find some of my
favorite ones from recent months. For a slew
of poems, check out my daily poetry blog,
A Hundred Falling
my ventures into video poeming, visit my
Words Around the Web
Poems of Grief:
There’s a fabulous resource for folks
looking for poems: verse.press. Here you will find
lists of poems on varying themes. One of mine was
chosen by Drew Myron for poems of grief.
Getting the News from Poems: inspired by
recent headlines of division and aggression, I wrote
this poem published in the Colorado
Finding the Good News and Sharing It: That’s
what they do at gratefulness.org, and to that end
they picked up Rosemerry’s poem about being open to
The Love of Art: Every month, Rattle
Poetry hosts the Ekphrastic Challenge,
encouraging poets to respond to art. Rosemerry’s
poem was editor’s choice for the July image by
Samantha Gee, a joy to collaborate with a new
Surround Sound—In the spring, Rosemerry’s
poem “Yet Another Layer,” inspired by artist
Keohane’s piece Tea Ceremony was chosen by
Paul Fowler to become a piece sung by the
Ars Nova Singers. You can hear a part of the
performance here and read a review of the
Peace in a Time of Intolerance: In light of
recent difficult news events, Rosemerry wrote this
poem, picked up by the Colorado Independent.
True: DeLuge Journal focuses on
the creativity that arises from dreams, and
published my poem “Three Slow Dances” in
The Art of the
Apology—How do we improve the world? It starts
with three words. I am sorry. See how that might
work from the top down in this poem published in
New Verse News.
Ekphrasis? What’s that?
It’s the art of writing poetry about works
of art. Two of my poems have won the
ekphrastic challenge at rattle.com. You can
read them here:
“After My Friend Phyllis Shows Me the
New York Times Obituary Headline”.
What will they say about you when you die?I
played with that question in this poem that
won the Poets Respond competition at rattle.com.
“It Won’t Make the News”.
Getting The News from Poems:
New Verse News has picked up two of my poems
“The Last Lunch” and another about a
candlelight vigil in Brussels after the Paris
“Crossing the Divide”.
Ever feel as if you’re
pushing a rock up a hill? The lovely blog A Year
of Being Here featured this poem of mine recently on
just that feeling.
"Perhaps It Would Eventually Erode, But ... "
One for the Dark:
Because sometimes it feels so darn dark. Published
on the beautiful site, Journey of the Heart,
INTO THE DARK AGAIN.
Listen to the Music: One of my sonnets was
arranged by Robert McCauley and performed by Kyra
Kopestonsky and Colleen Mahoney. See the performance
here on YouTube.