Here's a video of my poem "The Color of It" that's in included in the anthology From Pandemic to Protest, released fall 2021 from The Poetry Box.
Get some air, get some sky,
get treed, hilled, and meadowed.
Get lost. Get wise. Get daring
and mellow. Trust that it’ll get
better. Get out while the getting
is good. Just get going. Go.
—from "Get OUt" by Jeanne Julian, in Silkworm.
- The Belfast Poetry Festival annually sponsors the Maine Postmark Poetry Contest. My poem—along with others by fellow members of the Maine Poets' Society!—was chosen as a finalist:"The child I never had should know."
- Pleased that my poem "Get Out" has been accepted for publication in Silkworm, vol.16, released this November by the Florence Poets Society. It's doubly fun because I lived in Florence, Massachusetts, for about 30 years!
- Thanks to an alert from the Maine Poets Society, I submitted two poems to The Kleksograph, an online "international review of arts and the subconscious." The editor has included "Making Sense" and "'View from the Park' in Ink" in the September issue.
- Here is "The Left-field Wall" in Gyroscope Review.
- Is there really a place "Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish"?
- A poem inspired by coastal Maine is up at Eastern Iowa Review.
Inkwell, Sarah Orne Jewett House, Maine
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"Perhaps we have this tacit expectation that a proper poem must arrive at some form of insight or even transcendence. That is a lot of pressure. You shouldn’t worry whether your poem is going to take off or not when you first start drafting. Poetic ambition can be deadly in the beginning stage of creation. The prose poem is a great entrance into writing, because it’s down–to–earth, even unpoetic appearance takes some of the pressure off and makes us start playing with words right there and then. We can stay our quotidian selves and still be ecstatic. And who knows, one day, we might find ourselves flying, one way or another."
—Miho Nonaka, interview with Jefferson Navicky, The Cafe Reiview, October 2023
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