So great to see my poem "Bark" next to this beautiful image https://uppagus.com and link to the poem https://uppagus.com/poems/rogers-bark/
by Uppagus magazine! https://www.uppagus.com I was drawn to their mother-son editorial team. I will post in April/August respectively when they will each appear. Both poems look back at childhood. Drawing on fractured memories to reconstruct the lasting emotional truth of events is difficult and fascinating work.
I can't believe the MFA is over. I learned so much and will miss the community of amazing students and poetry mentors -- esp. Dan Bellm, Jim Daniels, Victoria Chang, Carol Potter, Jenny Factor...
I was delighted to read with these featured poets in a great art gallery space in Osterville, MA. Alice was the guest editor of the issue of Cape Cod Poetry Review who selected my poem "Wellfleet" so I was able to thank her in person.
I just want to share a few poems recently published in the San Diego Reader. They are "all of a piece" -- facing what I hope will be a brilliant third act. https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/sep/27/poetry-60-lost-two-hundred-thousand-things/
My poem is called "Wellfleet" At the flea market, a watercolorist points to a tiny splash in her picture of a cottage on a dune by the sea. She says one night there were a hundred people on the dune watching for whales and three came by and spouted. And just then all those people … Continue reading The 2016 Cape Cod Poetry Review is out.