New! A live poetry reading this Saturday, October 1st!

This Kaleidoscope at Kavé poetry reading is coming up this Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 PM, at Kavé Coffee Bar in Barberton!

It's in honor of Cat Russell's new poetry book called Kaleidoscope, which is coming out tomorrow from Venetian Spider Press!

Cat will be reading and so will Sandra Feen and Monica Babcock and Juliet Cook (me).
We'll all have books available for sale too.
Weather permitting, the reading will be on the rooftop!


Me one month before turning 50...

Me, my white hairs, my corn dog, and an empty crowd  (at the Ashland County Fair, September 23, 2022, photo taken by Darryl)...

The NEW Fall Flock of Thirteen Myna Birds is HERE!

The darkly delicious NEW Fall flock of Thirteen Myna Birds is HERE! Brimming with ghastly interpretations of hideous fairy tales combined with real life mini-terrors! Happy Fall filled with poetry/art from Olivia Loccisano, M. Anthony C., MISH, Kristin Garth, Oisin Farraige, John Grey, and Jason Ryberg!

"Listen carefully! - Here is a remedy and a warning for you - Dark transport, from that ranch to home - and your pinkish dress must cover your knees for this puppet has come to play - Joyful undulation bobbing - in blisters and wool, they cry out and gasp - The tree trunks have faces - I don’t know what that says about their equipment - the dough was made of girlish flesh - What lies between, beneath, The turbulent stillness - The wind’s howl gives voice to what a trespasser feels inside - as opposed to the more garden variety near death / life flashing right before your eyes - I hate this hospital - The worker’s dead skin chewed by mini mouths - each leaf of grass flames Its torpid whip on my sight - It’s a sort of merging that takes place - books and new bruises - You have no idea how they tortured me in the basement..."
(this art piece is "Sunset in a parallel world" by MISH, which appears in the new Myna Birds flock)


NEW! One of my Internal Suffocation Poems in the WITHER issue of vulnerary magazine!

Darkly delighted to have one of my Internal Suffocation poems appearing within the NEW Fall 2022 WITHER issue of vulnerary magazine!

My poem appears at the bottom of this issue accompanied by lots of other wonderful poems.

Happy September!

Read some poetry HERE - https://www.vulnerarymag.com/blog/wither

"Creepy bird's nests grow underneath my eyes
like an expanding sign that the baby birds died."


Darryl and Juliet

Darryl and me at Uncloistered Poetry Live (August 13, 2022, at The Attic on Adams in Toledo, OH) (photo taken by Sandra Feen)

Me Reading Poetry at Uncloistered Poetry Live!

photo taken by Uncloistered Poetry Live host Jonie McIntire
Me Reading Poetry at Uncloistered Poetry Live  (August 13, 2022) (my first live poetry reading in over two years)...


NEW! Two of my Internal Suffocation Poems are appearing in LIVE NUDE POEMS!

I am very excited to announce that two of my Internal Suffocation poems are making an appearance in Live Nude Poems today! Thank you very much to Rusty Barnes and Heather Sullivan


"Acidic vomit drips

from a vulture's mouth. Clotted

saliva is mixed up with blood then rots.

The good parts get eaten up and shit out."


My first live poetry reading in over two years!

Just a reminder for those interested (and for me)! This Saturday (August 13) from 4-7!
The first live poetry reading I've been part of in quite some time. "Featured readers Juliet Cook, Dan Denton, Robin Mullet, and Bob Phillips. Features are followed by the city's best open mic."
Hi! This is going to be the first live poetry reading I've participated in (or attended) in over two years (because of Covid and me feeling uncomfortable in groups etc...) and I am really looking forward to it, despite my nerves! Saturday August 13 from 4-7!

I miss live poetry groups, Uncloistered Poetry is fabulous, this is an outdoor patio event (weather permitting), and I'm very excited to hear Dan Denton and Bob Phillips read their poetry again and to hear Robin Mullet's poetry for the first time and to hear all kinds of different people in the Open Mic!

Now I just have to finish deciding which poems to read. Probably mostly new ones filled with self-deprecation, seizures, and other disturbances, and maybe one or two of me and Darryl's collaborative poems about nasty fair(y) tails and violence and chickens...

Thank you very much to Jonie McIntire and Uncloistered Poetry for inviting me to be a part of this reading!