‘Clean Up Good’

It's competitive shower season Now is the time for serious shower-ers only Those who enjoy languorous strokes beneath the Whirlpool waterfall need not apply Contestants toil all year, alternating cool with heat, daylight with … [Read more]

Interview with Hilary Yancey, author of ‘Forgiving God’

Published March 2019 https://www.wacoan.com/forgiving-god/ … [Read more]

WACOAN: ‘Going, Going, Gone’

Published March 2019 https://www.wacoan.com/going-going-gone/ … [Read more]

The Cardinals

For the second time since we've lived in this house, cardinals made a nest in the mountain laurel. Inspired by Kristine O'Connell George's book of poems titled Hummingbird Nest, I've written a few of my own haiku about our cardinals. I didn't … [Read more]

Children’s Book Club: ‘Dear Mr. Henshaw’

Published May 10, 2019 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2019/05/10/childrens-book-club-dear-mr-henshaw/ … [Read more]

Reader, Come Home: ‘Kristin Lavransdatter’

Published May 3, 2019 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2019/05/03/reader-come-home-kristin-lavransdatter/ … [Read more]

‘Ode to this Body’

you walk upright walk right through water turn upside down inside out savor and digest living things, even carrots tackle hills ignore wind stand when assaulted curl into a ball and chase dreams, like a sleeping puppy chasing … [Read more]

By Heart: ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ by W.B. Yeats

Published April 26, 2019 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2019/04/26/by-heart-lake-isle-of-innisfree-new-annabel-lee-challenge/ … [Read more]

‘The Slowdown’ podcast with Tracy K. Smith

Published April 19, 2019 https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2019/04/19/afternoon-tea-and-poetry-with-tracy-k-smiths-podcast-the-slowdown/ … [Read more]

The black hole

at the center of the galaxy consumed my husband's sock, stole the name of the book—you know, the one that changed my life, took the maple in the backyard, the house on the corner It appears to be eating our grass. I blame the … [Read more]