WV Water Crisis 5th Anniversary & Poetry

5 years ago today was the Elk River, West Virginia Chemical Spill/Water Crisis. It inspired my poems “Cover Us with Mountains” (published by Appalachian Journal) & “Baptism by Fire” (published & Pushcart nominated by Still Journal). Both poems are in my WV-inspired poetry book, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot.

Review of My Book, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot, by Barren Magazine’s Charlotte Hamrick

Barren Magazine Editor Charlotte Hamrick has written and published a lovely review of my book, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot, on her website Zouxzoux. I’m so shocked and grateful that my book has received so many rave reviews!  

Pushcart Prize Nomination

I’m so very grateful to Still Journal for nominating my poem, “Baptism by Fire,” for the Pushcart Prize! This is my first Pushcart nomination and the poem was inspired by the 2014 WV Chemical Spill/Water Crisis, so it’s even more meaningful to me. “Baptism by Fire” is included in my debut poetry book, Give theContinue reading “Pushcart Prize Nomination”

Poets to Watch at Animal Heart Press

Thank you to Jessice Drake-Thomas and Animal Heart Press for including me on their list of poets to watch and for once again comparing me to Kurt Vonnegut! Jessica previously reviewed my book, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot, at This Week, I Read.

IndiesFirst & Small Business Saturday Today

Support your local independent bookstore today & buy my book, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot! If it’s not in stock, simply ask them to order or order online at IndieBound or any link here.