Packing Up Paradise

Today a family member sent me a photo similar to this one asking, “Do you know what kind of spider this is?” I immediately texted back, “Orb Weaver.” The name leapt into my head and I texted it before, any doubt could settle in. How did I know that, I wondered. I then Googled “orb […]

Literary Magpie Returns

After a long haitus, Literary Magpie returns! This started as a blog, when blogging was a “thing,” in order to showcase LGBTQ+ authors, publishers, and editors. I met an amazing array of people. Today I mostly feature new work by LGBTQ+ people through book reviews like this one and reccomendations on my social media accounts […]

New Poems in New Places

First and foremost, I wanted to apologize for the long lapse in posting. I, nor this blog is dead by any means. That said, I’ve not posted in ages. I’ve had some great opportunities for publication this spring, so I am going to take a moment ot share them with you. 1) Fifth Wednesday Journal […]

Review: Kelly McQuain’s VELVET RODEO

Poet Kelly McQuain’s chapbook opens with a poem that deftly draws the reader in and launches them forward into the rest of the collection. “Scrape the Velvet From Your Antlers” pauses briefly on a final rhymed couplet: Not on this hill, not in that house.Something calls you somewhere else. What drives much of this collection […]

New Work in Weave Magazine and OCHO: A Journal of Queer Arts

I am happy to see that sections from my long poem (15 pages long!) “Self-Portrait With Men in Cars” are out in both OCHO: A Journal of Queer Arts and Weave Magazine. You can download the entire issue of OCHO including an audio recording of me reading my poems. Do it HERE! You can check […]

Interview with Poet Erynn Rowan Laurie

 “I think birds are mysteries, and this is why poets so often bring their presence into poems. “ Erynn Rowan Laurie is a writer, poet, and professional madwoman currently living in Trieste, Italy. Author of Fireflies at Absolute Zero, she is inspired by the early Irish poetic tradition and the place of the geilt, the mad […]

CutBank Literary Journal Features Two New Poems!

I’ve been reading CutBank Literary Magazine for years. It is the journal put out by the University of Montana, in Missoula so very close to where I grew up. I am thrilled to have two poems featured on their blog today!  You can read them HERE!

Superstition Review Podcast

Hello friends, back in April Superstition Review featured my poem “Dear Federico” on it’s site. Today, they are featuring me reading my poem. This poem originally came from struggling with the images in Lorca’s Poet in New York. I am thrilled to have this poem featured in such a fine magazine. A special thanks to […]

Keeping Up! Sundog Lit, Superstition Review and More!

You can see new poems of mine in several places:Most recently Sundog Lit published two of my poems, “Welcome to the Hi-Line,” and “Lange & O’Keeffe, 1933.” You can read them both for free  HERE Superstition Review also published a poem, “Dear Federico.” Go HERE to read it. Strangely, many of the poems coming to […]

The Blog Tour!

My fellow 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow S J Sinduasked me to take part in this writing meme-blog tour hybrid. It’s a way for readers of other blogs to find new writers and for us writers to meet new readers. Welcome!   I am primarily a poet and also write the occasional essay. I also am […]