Poetry

I’m excited to talk about poetry! On this page you’ll find several years worth of poetry features of fellow poets and poems of many genres as well as eventually my own poetry work. If you’re here for poetry, let me introduce myself first and why and how I’ve come to write poetry. Or if you don’t feel like reading, you can skip to the links below.

I’ve written poetry since grade school, taking it more seriously in high school,  and blossomed with it while studying writing and editing poetry in college as part of my undergrad English major studies. I always especially loved Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Slyvia Plath, and Edgar Alan Poe. I liked it so much I became one of a few editors at the university’s poetry press and was able to work with award-winning poets/professors on poetry anthologies that featured poets like John Updike. Eventually my career in non-fiction writing/editing and PR/marketing consumed me along with having kids and a chaotic life. It was a little while until I wrote more than scribbles again, but when I did, it was like meeting an old friend. I’ve been working in publishing in various forms (editing, PR, marketing, book management, etc.) for almost ten years now. With poetry, I’ve published and been in anthologies as well as was a curating poetry editor of a gothic anthology. I absolutely adore it, especially dark, horror, nature, or life poetry. I prefer narrative or non-adherence to rules poetry when writing it myself, but I enjoy reading all styles. If you don’t read poetry, you should give it a try – you might find something new you enjoy.

I do love to feature other poets and all things poetry to showcase and draw awareness to it, so I started this project and it’s in its third year. This year is even bigger and better. I invited a few people but more than half are poets, ranging from some I knew to some I’d never met, submit poetry to me. It’s been wonderful. Thank you everyone!

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National Poetry Month Series – #HookedOnPoetry 2020

Post #1 – Intro Essay by Me About the Project

Post #2 – Poems by Marge Simon

Post #3 – On Kendall Reviews, Poem by Ashley Dioses

Post #4 – Poetry by Cina Pelayo 

Post #5 – On Kendall Reviews, Poetry by Joseph VanBuren

Post #6 – “This Was Supposed to be About Poetry” Essay by Donna Lynch

Post #7 – On Kendall Reviews, Poem by Stephanie Evelyn 

Post #8 – Micropoems by Erik Hofstatter

Post #9 – On Kendall Reviews, Poem by Christina Sng

Post #10 – Poems by Shane Douglas Keene

Post #11 – Essay on Mental Health and Writing as Therapy + Three Poems
by Brian James Lewis 

Post #12 – On Kendall Reviews, Poetry by Alicia Hilton 

Post #13 – Patrick Tumblety Shares Poetry

National Poetry Month Series – April 2019

Post #1 – Marge Simon on “Illuminating Dark Poetry” + Poetry

Post #2 – Poetry from Stephanie Wytovich

Post #3 – Poetry and Discussion on H.H. Holmes by Sara Tantlinger

Post #4 – Inspiration and Poems by Brian James Lewis

Post #5 – Poetry by Linda D. Addison

Post #6 – Poem by Kim Wolkens

Post #7 – Sonora Taylor talks about final girls poetry and feminine anger

Post #8 – Poetry from Miranda Crites

Post #9 – Two New Poems from Claire C. Holland

Post #10 – Poetry from Steve Stred

My Own Appearances for NPM 2019 –

Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews: Read Two Poems by Me

Poetry for May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Post #1 – Poetry from John Edward Lawson 

Post #2 – Article by Donna Lynch

National Poetry Month Series – April 2018

April is National Poetry Month! I did a small series featuring some fabulous poets, poetry, and all about the craft.

Post #1 – Three Poems by Award-winning Poet Christina Sng

Post #2 – Five Ways Poetry Can Help Your Prose by Sara Tantlinger

Post #3 – Three Poems by Award-winning Poet Linda D. Addison

Post #4 – A Poem by Award-winning Author/Screenwriter Dustin La Valley

Post #5 – A Poem by Writer and Journalist Nada Adel Sobhi

My Own Poetry – 

Breathe Breathe

Breathe. Breathe.
Collection of Dark Poetry and Short Stories
Published by Unnerving 2017

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Dark Voices
Collection of stories and two pieces of poetry, one by me – “Wrapped in Battle”
This is all-female with proceeds to breast cancer research
Published by Lycan Valley 2018

Haunted Are These Houses

Haunted Are These Houses
Co-Editor with Eddie Generous
Poetry Curator
Unnerving 2018

You can also read my poetry in/on Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy-tale Magazine, Siren’s Call e-zine, Spillwords Press, Spreading the Writer’s Word.

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My poem “Poison Apples” was in this Women in Horror 10th Anniversary Edition

More to come.