Category Archives: New Poems

Contending with Climate Change in “Bluff”

As the fires keep igniting in our region of California and all along the West coast, it’s particularly poignant to share my poem “Bluff” that appears in the new Poetry Northwest. I’m honored to have it kick off the issue!

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Two Poems in December Magazine

I’m so grateful to have two poems, “Ancient History” and “Labor,” in the latest issue of December magazine. One reflects on being a girl, and one reflects on giving birth to a girl. As companion poems, they speak to each … Continue reading

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“Liberty Bell” in the Southwest Review

I wrote “Liberty Bell” while researching the 1915 World’s Fair in San Francisco for a cycle of sonnets about that city and wage labor and miscarriage and widening income inequality. Many thanks to the editors of the Southwest Review for … Continue reading

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Grasshoppers, Minor Greek Figures, and Rage in “Mythology”

My deep gratitude to the editors for publishing my poem “Mythology” in the latest issue of Ninth Letter. Rarely have I had a poem write itself. But this one came out in one sentence, one breath, ending with one deftly … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week in TMR!

I started my poem “Then a While Dedication” (featured at The Missouri Review) while sitting on a bench in a field at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Redwing, Minnesota. The Center—an old estate built by the inventor of … Continue reading

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“Constellation” in Meridian

Many thanks to the editors of Meridian for providing safe passage into the universe for my poem “Constellation,” in which I finally figure out some words for what bugs me about the Pleiades, why I distrust global positioning systems, and … Continue reading

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“Waiting on Forty-Five (A Ghazal)” in The Common

I know, I know! A girl’s not supposed to say her age, or walk out on a job, or write a ghazal in one-line stanzas. But here you go: my poem “Waiting on Forty-Five (A Ghazal)” in the beautiful, Spring … Continue reading

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Two Sonnets in Faultline

I’m so pleased to have two new sonnets in the latest issue of Faultline. Thanks to the editors for including them! One recalls the victory garden at Civic Center in San Francisco, circa 2008. The other ruminates on the history of SF’s … Continue reading

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Pleasure or Business?

And I answer, “No. I’m in Poland for the poetry.” But over beers in a basement filled with blue shadows caught on the crumbling brick baleen of the wall, strangers keep claiming, “I’m related to you.” […] You can read … Continue reading

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“Immigrant Alembic” in North American Review

It seems only fitting that my poem about the “American norm” would be published by the North American Review, the oldest literary magazine in the United States. Along with my sonnet “Immigrant Alembic,” which thinks about American identity as a process … Continue reading

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