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!
National Poetry Month Series – #HookedOnPoetry 2020
Post #1 – Intro Essay by Me About the Project
Post #2 – Poems by Marge Simon
Post #4 – Poetry by Cina Pelayo
Post #8 – Micropoems by Erik Hofstatter
Post #10 – Poems by Shane Douglas Keene
Post #12 – On Kendall Reviews, Poetry by Alicia Hilton
Post #13 – Patrick Tumblety Shares Poetry
Post #15 – Steve Stred’s Father’s Day Poem
National Poetry Month Series – April 2019
Post #2 – Poetry from Stephanie Wytovich
Post #5 – Poetry by Linda D. Addison
Post #6 – Poem by Kim Wolkens
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 –
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.
My Own Poetry –
Collection of Dark Poetry and Short Stories
Published by Unnerving 2017
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
Co-Editor with Eddie Generous
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.
More to come.