Poetry

Publication Credits:

Crafty Poet II by Diane Lockward – Upcoming in 2016  “Synthesis”

Harpur Palate – Fall 2016 issue – “The Origin of Humans”

WyoPoets Chapbook Labyrinth – 2016 – “Martyr”

Dark Matter Literary Journal  Summer 2015 issue – Dimensions

The Linnet’s Wings  Spring 2015 issue – “Last Thoughts Before Drinking from the River Lethe”

The Linnet’s Wings Winter 2014 issue – “Memory Games” & “A Few Thoughts On The Soul”

The Nassau Review 2014 – “The Problem With String Theory”

Weather Watch: Poems of Wyoming WyoPoets 2014 – “Wildfire” & “Thunderstorm

Issa’s Untidy Hut 2013 – Haiku” (full tea mug)

Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal, 2012 – “Tanka” (an airplane crosses)

American Tanka, 2011 –“Tanka” (years of buttons)

Poets of the American West Anthology, July 2010 – “Downwind”

Distant Horizons Chapbook WyoPoets 2009 – “Observing You From The Other Side Of The Galaxy”

Wyoming Paintbrush Chapbook WyoPoets  2007 – “Creation Myth”

Between Fences Anthology Wyoming Humanities Council, 2007 – “Home, Rearranged”

 

 

Tanka

 

years of buttons
in a glass Ball jar
the blue one on the top
so far from the blue one
on the bottom

*Published in American Tanka 2011

 

Poem

Downwind

Spring breezed
in on a whiff of
Angus, packed
four steers deep
in the bowels
of a cattle truck.
Earth-ripe, heavy-
handed reminder
of life outside
this active city.
Manure-scent
colors the wind
long after the
silver Peterbuilt
lumbers away
to a packing plant
downwind.

*Published in Between Fences Anthology, Wyoming Humanities Council, 2007

 

Poem

Observing You From The Other Side Of The Galaxy

Everything is perfect when
you look up from far away.
Everyone’s face familiar,
remote, muted as tuned out
radio static – a diminutive
rocket in the stratosphere,
passing overhead. Kaleido-
scope swirls of color spin
beneath a distant sun. Objects
appear to linger – dots, specks,
thought vibrations mined
from isolation. Peering
through the back end of rose-
colored binoculars, the horizon
ideally bent in the shape of things to come.

* Published in Distant Horizons Chapbook, WyoPoets 2009.

Devils Tower Woodblock by Constance Brewer

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