Sample Poems

American Journal of Poetry

Back Home from NYC & Ohio, Sitting on My Front Steps, I’m Looking Out at the Verge, that Grassy Strip between the Sidewalk & the Street—in Ohio We Called It the Devil’s Highway—& I’m Thinking about America & Art & the Dead Steel Town Where I Grew Up & the ‘Mill’—Now a Storage Yard for Fracking Pipe, Hundreds of Miles of Steel Pipe

Blackbird

All in All, Another Productive Day in the Thicket of Disappointment

Somehow Myself Survived the Night

The Woman Who Is to Be Sawn in Half

The Woman Who Is Sawn in Half Thinks about Elephants: Marianne Moore Feeding Them Bread at the Circus & Houdini Who Made One Disappear (& Was Not ‘Uncomfortably Popular with Them as Was Miss Moore)

Green Mountains Review Online

Two Poems: “Why Am I Lying in a Box?” and “After Hours, the Box (All Lacquer and Gold Locks) Foretells:”

Two Poems: “House of Illusion” and “Ruby

Guesthouse

Two Poems: “THE WOMAN WHO WAS SAWN IN HALF, OUT OF HER BOX, ON A WALK IN THE WOODS, THINKS—ENDLESSLY ABOUT THE SAW—& ABOUT LOVE: THE CHASE, THE TRANSFORMATION, LOVE AS A FOREST—ISN’T THAT WHAT THE POETS SAY?” and “On the Journey to Redeem the Long-necked Swan, You Must Carry a Stool for Your Weariness”

Midway Journal

Once a God Painted His Skin Blue, Like the Sky, to be Invisible Above the Battlefield

Mudlark

Little Steel

Poetry Daily

Virtue a Lily, But Pennyroyal Being Practical

Shenandoah

The Woman Who Is to be Sawn in Half Reveals the Secret of Her Dying Art

Verse Daily

Why I’m Not Coming to My Funeral

“American Pastoral”

You can view some of her readings here:

Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vermont, In Celebration of Regional Poets, April 30, 2016 (RETN)

House of Illusion

All in All, Another Productive Day in the Thicket of Disappointment

Clean Fill