New Work at Verse-Virtual, Gnarled Oak, and Expound

Honored to have three poems in the April issue of Verse-Virtual, inspired by a prompt from Firestone Feinberg, and poems from James E. Lewis, Steve Klepetar, and Firestone Feinberg in the March 2016 issue.

Also grateful to James Brush, editor at Gnarled Oak, for including an untitled sonnet (written in response to another untitled sonnet), as part of Gnarled Oak Issue 7, the experimental “oldies” issue in which contributors share poems from before 1900 that they have found meaningful, and respond to them through comments, photography, film, art, poetry.

Finally, delighted to have “Coral Cacti” in the current issue of Expound; this poem is a response to “Clams” (a poem by Jose Angel Araguz). I’ve been trying to write a response to “Clams” since September 2014, and (FINALLY) here it is.

3 thoughts on “New Work at Verse-Virtual, Gnarled Oak, and Expound

  1. All three of the poems appearing in Verse Virtual seem to emphasize -There will be world enough and time–to unfold beauty in the longest hours of night-to reawaken, be reborn, even after the weariest, most arduous endeavors–to slowly build a place for new life, with room generous enough for all. Patience, birth, re-birth, nurturing new life, preparing the way—such wonderful poems to meet and celebrate the spring!!

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    • Mary, thank you so much for taking the time for such a close, thoughtful reading! Sometimes, when you comment like this, it gives me new insight into my own poems, things I somehow wasn’t able to see for myself when I wrote them. Thank you.


      • So welcome , dear Laura–I think close attention is part of the generosity we need to share with each other–like that old quote about mercy–it blesses both the giver and the receiver!

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