Poems & Videos
Check out some of my online published poems, newest publications are at the bottom of this list!
Only What I Can Do chosen from my chapbook by Garrison Keillor for the Writer’s Almanac
Barb and Dori, and Dori: Mid-Life, published at Words’ Worth Poetry Readings, The official poetry program of the Seattle City Council, site. I read these 2 poems at the April 9, 2008 Culture, Civil Right, Health, and Personnel Committee Meeting. Watch the video from this series of readers.
The Wrong Funeral in the former online journal Writers Hood, where it was Poem of the Month July 2003
In the Evening & A Poem in Twenty Lines in Pirene’s Fountain Issue theme: Passion of the Pen. (Archive version.)
Out The Window in The Smoking Poet, please scroll down to find my poem!
What Did the News Say About a Vacation? in Qarrtsiluni Issue Theme: The Economy
Airport Security in Riverbabble
Other Worlds (Ellis Island) Inside You & Living in a Giant Toad in Outward Link
Borderlines & we carry our dead in Arabesques Review Colors Issue. (Website ended.)
We Say Stop in The Election Anthology: While the He/art Pants (Poetic Responses to the 2008 Election)
Learning to Travel in Literary Bohemian
Truth, Late Blooms, a Poetry Postcard Series, Honorable Mention
Chevy Impala ’60 & My Brave Lynx in Chicken Pinata
You Will Not Bring Home Jesus Christ in Gemini Magazine. Poem no longer on website, see it in my book: No Father Can Save Her
Ice Storm, Early 1950s in Hot Metal Press
Toxic Cylinder in Qarrtsiluni Issue Theme: Words of Power, Dec. 2, 2009 (this poem has strong language, recording available.)
Four poems: Sulfur Cravings in the Dead of Winter, She Dies For, Roast Egg, The Grounding Root, in Future Earth Magazine, Volume 3 Part 1, Theme: Food: Hunger & Satiety (PDF download) No longer available.
Insidious Map of Understanding in Inertia Magazine – Issue 8
Two poems: The Blues (an ekaphric poem based on Romane Beardon’s work), and Snared in Riverbabble #16
One of the Many published online at Qarrtsiluni in their issue themed: The Crowd. This issue was zapped as one of the best journals on the internet in the blog The Best American Poetry (October 21, 2010)
Stonewall published on November 30, 2010 in Qarrtsiluni‘s Crowd issue; a persona poem dedicated to those brave men who started the gay revolution when they were outraged by a police raid while mourning Judy Garland’s death.
VIDEO of my poem “Stonewall,” posted on Vimeo! (More videos linked below.)
St. Mark’s Place Brother published online Fall 2010 Issue in Redheaded Stepchild, a home for rejected poems.
Teenage Nights published online in Cliterature, in their issue with the theme Appetite.
Moving Day and Twisted Gut Desire in Cliterature, in their issue with the theme Blood.
Sex Pays, [I couldn’t not notice: Lack of Lust.], and What She Wants, published in the first issue of Menacing Hedge (with recorded poems!)
Honor in Flames published in Gutter Eloquence
Ginsberg, Like You, I Feel the Pull published in Qarrtsiluni
Three poems from my book No Father Can Save Her published in Christine Nyguen’s blog “A Wish For The Sky” in her blog tour of “Couplets,” where she responds with a Haiku to each poem! Here you find my poems: “Teaspoons,” “Ideal Childhood Except for Hodgkins Cancer,” and “All I Want” matched with her wonderful work! (April 23, 2012; no longer easily available; reach out if you are intested and I’ll send a link.)
truth in plain song, published in the Red Headed Stepchild Magazine (12/4/12)
Challenges to Ars Poetica, published in Snow Monkey
Face to Face with Audre Lorde, published on The Far Field, created by the Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken.
Sexual Revolution published as poem # 2 on HIV Here & Now
Istanbul Secrets won 2nd Prize in the InterBoards June 2015 contest, judged blind by Lesley Wheeler.
“At the Edge of Extreme Kink” & “The Damage of Objectification,” and “On Guard” published online in Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine
“Traveling Together” Riverbabble 29. (Archive version.)
“Love Sculpture,” “Now That We Know,” “Falling In Love,” & “What They Would Do,” published in Rat’s Ass Review for their Love & Ensuing Madness Issue, January 2017
VIDEO recording of An Evening With: Poets Against Hate. Reading at Seattle Public Library sponsored by Raven Chronicle Press on February 13, 2016. Featuring many readers including: Claudia Castro Luna, Thomas Hubbard, Larry Crist, Phoebe Bosche, Rebecca Woods Meredith, Christine Marie Clarke, Jack Remick, Esther Altshul Helfgott, Lydia Swartz, Julene T. Weaver, Priscilla Long, and more! (2 hours 17 minutes)
VIDEO recording of my reading at C&P Coffeehouse in West Seattle in March 2016. Selections from No Father Can Save Her and from truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS (before it was published)
[In my fairy tale life], published in the Summer 2016 issue of River & South Review
“Green Witch with AIDS,” published online at HIV Here & Now, and will be featured in their upcoming anthology. This poem also appeared in The Unprecedented Review
“Ass Politics,” published in The Seattle Review of Books
“Sarcoma Scourge,” published in the Paddock Review
“Mess,” published on Twitter with a fun GIF from Starwars, to read the poem go to Philosophical Idiot. (Archive version.)
VIDEO of my poem “Larks” (Vimeo link, videos I make are also on You Tube)
VIDEO of my poem “Glints of Crystal”
VIDEO of my poem “Twisted Gut Desire”
VIDEO I read “Methadone Wanderer” from Case Walking & 3 poems from truth be bold for my friend & poet Don Yorty in NYC
“Miracle Meds” published online on HIV Here & Now on November 4, 2017. (Archive version.)
“At The Table” published online at Writing In A Woman’s Voice on November 26, 2017
“Ancestor Grounds” published online at Writing In A Woman’s Voice on December 2, 2017
“Walking Istanbul“ published online at Bosphorus Review in January 2018
“Bullet Beat Syncopation“ published online at The Literary Nest Volume 3, Issue 4 Theme: Fear, January 2018
“Questions of Enough” published online at Writing In A Woman’s Voice on January 18, 2018
“Trumpet Song for Father” published online at Writing In A Woman’s Voice on January 19, 2018
“Lil’ Tee” published online at Poetry Breakfast on January 22, 2018
“The Call to the Common Woman” published online at the Feminist Collective on Februray 25, 2018
“The Unfinished Child” published online at The Bees Are Dead Webzine on February 26, 2018. (Archive version & announcement on Twitter archived link!)
“This Thing, Love: A Hole” published online at Spillwords on March 5, 2018
“Ordinary Essentials” published online at Seattle Review of Books on March 6, 2018 as part of my Poet in Residence for the month of March.
“How I Came to this World” published online at Seattle Review of Books on March 13, 2018 on week two as their Poet in Residence for the month of March.
“Leakage: A Minor Problem” published online at the Feminine Collective on March 18, 2018.
“Rusty Chain Heritage” published online at Seattle Review of Books on March 20, 2018 on week three as their Poet in Residence for the month of March.
“Waking” published online at Seattle Review of Books on March 27, 2018 on week four as their Poet in Residence for the month of March.
“A new line cracked down this body” published online at HIV Here & Now on April 2, 2018 as part of their revived countdown for National Poetry Month.
“The Train Station in Chihuahua” published online at the Feminine Collective on April 16, 2018.
“Restless at 3 A.M.” published online at Voices On the Wind, in Issue 73 Voices on Quandry, on May 1, 2018. (Archive version.)
“Here We Are Again” published online at Mad Swirl: A Creative Outlet on August 1, 2018.
“Move It” published online at Antinarrative Journal on August 1, 2018. (Archive version, if only biography comes up click a second time on link!)
“Rules on Life From a Green Witch” published on Anti-Heroin Chic on August 1, 2018.
“Father’s Day Raging Hell Fire, 2018” and “Milkweed” published online at Voices On the Wind, in Issue 74 Voices on Fire. (Archive versions.)
“Coffins Side-by-Side” published online at Eunoia Review on August 26, 2018
“The Things I Do Become Calendar” published online on Mad Swirl: A Creative Outlet on October 1, 2018
“Road Side Wonder” published online at Minute Magazine, October 14, 2018. (Archived version.)
“Final Resting Place,” “Saving Each Other,” and “Invisible World“ are published on Poetry Pacific Literary E-Zine, November 5, 2018.
“A Decision Was Called For” published online at HIV Here & Now on November 7, 2018 in the countdown to World AIDS Day.
“Nightmare Presidency” published online at What Rough Beast an Independent Poetry Zine, on November 8, 2018.
“I Could Never Forget You” published online at HIV Here & Now on November 10, 2018 in the countdown to World AIDS Day.
“Cleaning Up One Problem Makes Another” published online at What Rough Beast an Independent Poetry Zine, on November 21, 2018.
“My Skin That Holds Me” published online at HIV Here & Now on November 21, 2018 in the countdown to World AIDS Day.
“CountryBoy” published online at Cliterature, Anthology Volume 50, Winter 2018 (as a reprint from their Secret Issue, which went offline-Archive version.)
“80s Disco Night” published online at Riverbabble in their Winter Soltice Issue 34, on February 4, 2019. (Archived version)
“Starting Over” published online at MookyChick on March 15, 2019, for their theme “Kintsugi,” the Japanese art of repairing pottery with a lacquer that is infused with gold powder. This journal is published in the UK!
“The Crossing” an ekphrastic poem after Debra Frites art, “Empty Buckets,” published online at Mad Swirl on March 19, 2019. My third time publishing there, I now have my own page featuring the poems of mine they’ve published with my bio and picture! And, on March 23rd this poem was featured with The Best of Mad Swirl for March!
“Dues Paid” published on HIV Here & Now as part of their Na(HIV)PoWriMo, on April 18, 2019.
“Loss,” “The Basement,” and “Under the Table” published in Voices on the Wind Issue #77 Fathers’ Voices on May 1, 2019.
“Die for My Man” publishd online at Horny Poetry Review on May 3, 2019. (Archived version)
“Dyad” published online at Oddball Magazine on May 8, 2019.
“Precious Visit with Daphne” published online at MookyChick on June 15, 2019, for the theme “Gezellig” a Dutch word, loosely translated it means cozy; like a close friendship, or a cozy cafe, or a place that is well designed for humans to be comfortable in, or an atmosphere that allows good times to happen.
“King of His Universe” published online at Winedrunk Sidewalk: Shipwrecked in Trumpland: Day number Nine Hundred and Seventy Nine on September 25, 2019; the day after impeachment hearings were announced by Nancy Pelosi.
“Self-destruction” published online at Winedrunk Sidewalk: Shipwrecked in Trumpland: Day number One Thousand and Nine on October 25, 1019. Formerly on Poets Against the War webpage that Sam Hamill put together in 2003, which was archived in 2010.
“In the Midst of Life, Death” published online at Anti-Heroin Chic on November 8, 2019 in their grief themed issue. I wrote this after our good friend committed suicide.
“Terriorists Outside the Gate” published online at Winedrunk Sidewalk: Shipwrecked in Trumpland: Day number One Thousand and Twenty Five, on November 10, 2019. This poem is also featured, read by me, on SoundCloud.
“No One Dies Till the Last One is Gone” published online at HIV Here & Now on November 18, 2019 in the countdown to World AIDS Day.
“New York Escape” published online at Ghost City Review on November 23, 2019.
“Conception Story” published online at Black Coffee Review on January 1, 2020, with acknowledgement to Cliterature where it was first published. (Archived version, shift to & from the second tab to avoid the ads!)
“First Concert“ published online at Mad Swirl on January 15, 2020.
“Hands of Time” and “To Take A Life” published online at Voices On the Wind Issue 80, theme, Pain, February 2020.
“Through the Lens: At a Favorite Teahouse“ published online at The Seattle Star on April 3, 2020.
“What is Right” published on HIV Here & Now for their Na(HIV)PoWriMo for National Poetry Month on April 14, 2020.
“That Soft Middle Space,” published in The Decameron: stories from the pandemic live on April 16, 2020.
“One World Infected,” an ekastrastic poem written for a posted image, published in With Painted Words on April 16, 2020.
“Four Gargoyles Reduced to Dust” published in The Seattle Star on April 21, 2020.
“Wise Woman Herbal Tradition Self-Care Quest,” a crown of sonnets also known as a sonnet corona, was published in MookyChick on April 27, 2020.
VIDEO of my poem, “Weighted To What Is Real,” selected by the Visible Poetry Project was made into a graphic film by animation filmmaker Laura A. Ramírez, sound design by Edgar Cortes Angarita, voice by Molly Heller.
“Melon Rot,” published in The Seattle Star on May 12, 2020.
“Before Sheltered in Place,” published in the Seattle Review of Books on May 15, 2020.
“The Day of the Stroke,” published in Verse-Virtual, June 1, 2020.
“Bad Mouth Tang,” published in Anti-Heroin Chic, June 8, 2020.
“Junkies Outside the Window,” published in Caustic Frolic, June 15, 2020.
“1995, a second chance,” published in The Muse at McMaster University in Ontario Canada, June 24, 2020.
“I’ve Lived Through One War,” “What They Mean When They Say Worried Well,” and “Daily Precaution During a Pandemic,” three pandemic poems published in Journal of the Plague Year on June 29, 2020.
“Crossing the Tracks” and “Radical Places” were publised in Ethel Volume 5, in a handmade book and they went online on July 9, 2020.
“Praying Mantis: In Memory of Louella” was published by Red Elf Review on September 5, 2020.
“We Danced In Our Lesbian Bar,” “Don’t Stand So Close To Me,” and “Wine and Cheese Reception” were published in An Ocean of Possibilities: a zine for Bi+ Visibility Week in pdf format, available for download on Tiffany Sostar’s blog, September 23, 2020.
“Boys Prefer Trucks,” “Work Trip to the Zoo,” and “I Don’t Want to Write a Poem About Costco” (a reprint!) published in Verse-Virtual on October 1, 2020.
“After The Quarantine Dinner,” published in The Pandemic Poetry Anthology by Gloucester Poetry Festival can be ordered online as a hard covered book or an ePub!
“That Soft Middle Place” (a reprint), and “The World is Shifting,” published in Poetry and Covid, A Project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, University of Plymouth, and Nottingham Trent University, on October 8, 2020. (Archived version, to see second line in first pome look at the second tap!)
“Cycle of Death,” a pandemic poem, was published in Madness Muse Press on October 18, 2020.
“Dragons with Long Tails” was published in Global Poemic on October 21, 2020.
“Memorial Barrooms,” was published in The Rye Whiskey Review on November 2, 2020.
“Beyond Expectations,” published online at HIV Here & Now on November 13, 2020 in the countdown to World AIDS Day.
“Pill Hill,” published online at HIV Here & Now on November 17, 2020 in the countdown to World AIDS Day.
“Finding a Fal Cafe in Istanbul,” published online at Poetry and Places (affiliated with Silver Birch Press) on November 18, 2020.
“Calculating Death Dates,” published online at HIV Here & Now on November 22, 2020 in the countdown to World AIDS Day.
“First Burroughs at Sunrise, Mt Rainier,” published on WA Poetry Routes, by Washington State Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, in December 2020, with recording! You can find the poem on the map where the poem with recording is posted or listen here:
“Grand Funk Railroad,” published online at Mad Swirl on January 31, 2021.
“You Were a Snake,” published online at Verse-Virtual on March 1, 2021.
“Don’t Tell,” published online at OyeDrum Magazine on March 30, 2021.
Pandemic Diary entree, 2/14/21, published in Passage Journal’s Pandemic Diaries. Scroll down to find!
“The Photoshoot I Desired A Lifetime Ago,” published in Beatnik Cowboy on April 1, 2021.
INTERVIEW: Parrot Literary Corner with Dustin Pickering, July 12, 2021.
READING: Life’s a Tripp, NW Poetry Forum, July 16, 2021
“Losing My Sister, Again,” and “Safe Space in Tactile Presence,” published in Anti-Heroin Chic on August 7, 2021.
“Grief Wails Recorded at Magnuson Park,” was published at Poets4Haiti on August 23, 2021, with a donation to help them recover from an earthquake and a hurricane.
“There was a time,” one of my pandemic poems is published online in the journal I, Enheduanna, November 1, 2021.
“Slow Growth,” is published in Anti-Heroin Chic, December 7, 2021.
“Tax Return Guy,” is published in Sledgehammer, December 18, 2021. Listen to the poem on SoundCloud.
“Letting Go,” published in Hags on Fire, Issue 4, Theme: Expectations, on Decmber 19, 2021.
“Precious Little Sister,” published in As It Ought To Be, on December 27, 2021.
“The Literary Parrot: A Collection of Works of Creative Writers and Artists” Series 2, published my poem “The Addition of Audience: A Meditation” reprinted from my poetry book, truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS.” 2021
“Poets Speaking to Poets: Echoes and Tributes,” an anthology edited by Nicholas Fargnoli and Robert Hamblin published two of my poems: “How I Came to this World” (reprinted from The Seattle Review of Books) and “Reflections After Reading Jane Kenyon.” Patrick Reilly writes in his blurb, “…a stunning anthology of contemporary American poetry that hosts the ghosts of poets past and present—from Dante to Donne to Dickinson to Dylan.” 2022
“Star-Spangled,” published in Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, on February 18, 2022.
“Reflections on a Plague Year,” and “Unresolved Mother,” were published in Feels Blind Literary on March 24, 2022.
“Free Love,” published in Poetry Super Highway, on April 4, 2022.
“Pupal Soup” one of my pandemic poems, was published in Oddball Magazine on May 23, 2022. It’s the second poem of mine they’ve published! The earlier one was “Dyad,” published three years ago in May 2019. Check them both out!!
Two poems published with beautiful images! “Cento for My Younger Sister with Multiple Myeloma,” and “After the Ultrasound,” are published in HEAL, Humanism Evolving through Art and Literature, by Florida State University College of Medicine.
“Free Fall at Seventy” published in Silver Birch Press on November 21, 2022.
“Family of Random Churches,” published in Drip Literary Magazine, Issue 2, on February 15, 2023.