Sunday, June 13, 2021

I Was in a Play


Yesterday I was in a play, "The Values of Gold, Silver, &Bronze," by Meagan J. Meehan. I played a Burglar. Credit to John Cappello for the art (not the statues).

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Follow the Flight of the Dragonfly


Two poems of mine are at Flight of the Dragonfly. They've got a Classical theme of sorts. 

Also, I'm in the inaugural issue of Whimsical Poet, edited by Sara Altman, for sale on Amazon.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

It's a Prose Day in the Neighborhood

The drought of short fiction is broken folks. Up at Short Story Town there is a piece by me called "Plugged into the Jacket." It's at the top of the page for now. In a week or so you might have to scroll down to find it. It may or may not be based on a time when I wrote essays meant for other people to use for studying purposes. No comment.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Poems on the Verge of Being NSFW


Two poems up at the Dope Fiend Daily. One political, one abusive, figure out which one is which! I'd warn about strong language, but isn't that what all decent poems should have?

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Ultimate Guide for High Performance Media

This is the name of a poem that the Skink Beat Review has just published in their April 2021 issue. Click on the link, wait for the reader to load, and then scroll through for my work. Or you "could" be good by reading the poems that come before it. 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

137 Is a Natural Number Following 136 and Preceding 138

It is the 33rd prime number, and more than that, it is a Chen prime (and the fourth Stern prime.) It is the most common age of death mentioned in the Bible and in California, it is the penal code for an officer bribe to influence testimony. 137 is the numerical value of the Kabbalah and it might even lie at the heart of the Grand Unified Theory.

137 is also the page where you will find my poem "Plus a Lineup" in the second issue of Black Moon Magazine. All praise 137!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Windows 96: Product Review

No, I'm not discussing a recently rediscovered lost Microsoft product from the Gold Age of Gates. The Windows 96 in question is both the name of a musical act, and the name of a poem I wrote about it

More specifically, I used the reaction of listeners to the music. My medium? Cutting up the comments they posted under the YouTube video for the album pictured above. A lot of nostalgia, as you can imagine. 

While the Comments Section lit mag is the first place to put this poem out in print or online, I actually read an earlier draft of this work at a reading hosted by Christine Stoddard at Unnamable Books in 2019.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Fleas on the Hair of the Dog that Bit Me


Hello one and all. Here in New York, we're coming up to the one year anniversary of the lockdown. What a year or lack of a year it's been. The folks over at Fleas on the Dog have published several of my poems. Just search for my name or scroll on down to get to the good stuff. CW: descriptions of Eczema.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

But I'm still an Embryo with a Long, Long Way to Go


Embryo Concepts' latest issue "Guilty Pleasures" is out now. My poem Blunderland is in it. Depending where you work, it might not be safe. If so, it's probably the first time I've published anything controversial in that vein. Otherwise, it might give you some ideas of how to survive this blasted quarantine. 

Monday, February 15, 2021



Happy President's Day! The Bureau of Complaint has published my work "Here’s a Special Note." Read it and maybe you too will learn the secrets of the universe. 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

No, I Don't Have a Cat, Yes Read My Poem About One Anyway

Poetry Life and Times, an offshoot of ArtVilla published a poem of mine with a feline character. My original source of inspiration wasn't real life, so much as a picture of a couch in a book about interior design. 

Oh no, my secret is out!

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Part of a Joyous Mosaic


Thanks to Mosaic here is a poem of mine that appeared in their most recent issue. I hope it is clear enough. I originally took a picture of it on my phone but unfortunately you can't add images from your phone (or anywhere else) onto this site directly. I don't know why Blogger is so anti-Mobile. I guess it's still 2002 over at HQ. So I emailed to myself, downloaded it to my laptop, and pasted it here. If there are any issues viewing it, blame the people who created this platform. You have a dozen different fonts to choose from on the mobile version, but no option to add images. Go figure. 

Monday, February 1, 2021

The Luck of Submitting to the Irish


The second issue of Beir Bua journal is out with my poem "Accordion Grimes" in it. Open the PDF to read it. In case you're wondering, Beir means "bring" and Bua means "victory, talent, or virtue."

Sunday, January 17, 2021