Fifteen of my photographs illustrate the Winter 2017 issue of Snapdragon: a Journal of Art and Healing. The cover shot is of an abandoned farmhouse in New Bern.
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Behind this mask I wait
for something bigger than a heart,
more impossible than wings.
The girl who died, bequeathing breath to you,
still dances somewhere, don’t you see?
—from "Behind the Mask" by Jeanne Julian
Poetry Quarterly, winter 2017
"Bridge Riders" was accepted into the juried invitational art show, The Bicycle: Art Meets Form" at Theater Art Galleries (TAG) in High Point, North Carolina.
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“You have to be open enough to hear the universe’s stage directions.”
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- The upcoming "In the News" issue of The Poeming Pigeon, a literary journal issued by The Poetry Box, will include my sarcastic poem "Security."
"Behind the Mask" and "Shells" appear in the winter 2017 issue of Poetry Quarterly.
- "Stalker" was selected for the "Errant Mythologies" issue of pacificReview.
- Poetry in Plain Sight is expanding statewide. The project, which began in Winston-Salem in 2013, brings North Carolina poetry and poets to the public: four poems are chosen monthly and displayed on posters throughout arts districts and downtown areas. Next month, Hendersonville in the west, and our very own New Bern in the east, will be participating for the first time. One of my poems, "Last Leaf," will be featured on a PIPS poster in November 2018.
- The annual Local Authors Luncheon, sponsored by the Twin Rivers chapter of the American Association of University Women, features 10 writers each year. This year, I was honored to be included, along with my Neuse River Writers Group cohort, Polly Frank. Proceeds from the event provide STEM scholarships for women and girls. A delightful day!
- "The Painter" was chosen as a semi-finalist by Naugatuck River Review in its Ninth Annual Narrative Poetry Contest. It's published in the Winter/Spring 2018 issue.