Poems & Videos


Check out some of my online published poems, newer 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

Out The Window in The Smoking Poet

What Did the News Say About a Vacation? in Qarrtsiluni Issue Theme: The Economy

Airport Security in Riverbabble

I Don’t Want to Write a Poem About Costco in Blossombones

Other Worlds (Ellis Island) Inside You & Living in a Giant Toad in Outward Link

Borderlines & we carry our dead in Arabesques Review Colors Issue

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

Ice Storm, Early 1950s in Hot Metal Press

Toxic Cylinder in Qarrtsiluni Issue Theme: Words of Power (this poem has strong language)

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)

Insidious Map of Understanding in Inertia MagazineIssue 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

truth in plain song, published in the Red Headed Stepchild Magazine

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

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

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” was published online on HIV Here & Now on November 4, 2017

At The Table” published online at Writing In A Woman’s Voice on November 26, 2017

Ancestor Grounds” was published online at Writing In A Woman’s Voice on December 2, 2017

Walking Istanbul was published online at Bosphorus Review in January 2018.

Questions of Enough” was published online at Writing In A Woman’s Voice on January 18, 2018

Trumpet Song for Father” was published online at Writing In A Woman’s Voice on January 19, 2018

The Call to the Common Woman” was published online at the Feminist Collective on Februray 25, 2018

The Unfinished Child” was published online at The Bees Are Dead Webzine on February 26, 2018

This Thing, Love: A Hole” was published online at Spillwords on March 5, 2018

Ordinary Essentials” was 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” was 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” was published online at the Feminine Collective on March 18, 2018.

Rusty Chain Heritage” was published online at Seattle Review of Books on March 20, 2018 on week three as their Poet in Residence for the month of March.

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