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“hens staring upward” selected for “The Flickering Light” poetry collection

I’m quite happy to share here that my poem “hens staring upward” was selected by Down in the Dirt magazine for its latest poetry collection, The Flickering LightI was honored to have this poem originally published by Down in the Dirt in its April issue; seeing it subsequently selected for The Flickering Light today was a nice surprise!

If you’d like to order a copy of the anthology, you can find it right here over at Amazon.

Thank you, Editor Janet Kuypers, for allowing me to join the creative community of Down in the Dirt!



The new issue of Down in the Dirt magazine is now available at Amazon.

The March-April 2019 issue of Down in the Dirt magazine is now available at Amazon.com.  (I shared with you guys on Wednesday that I was lucky to see my poem “hens staring upward” included in the volume.)  The print edition is a 108-page paperback, and you can order it for $10.99 at this link:

Down in the Dirt magazine, March-April 2019 Issue

(As I mentioned here at the blog on Wednesday, you can also view a free online version of the March-April 2019 issue right here at the Scars Publications website.)

Here’s a big thanks to Editor Janet Kuypers for allowing me to share my voice with Down in the Dirt’s wonderfully talented community of writers and artists!




“hens staring upward” published in Down in the Dirt magazine!

Hey, gang.  I am honored to share here that my poem “hens staring upward” was published today in the March-April 2019 issue of Down in the Dirt magazine.  You can find it online right here.  The theme of this issue is “Parallel Universe.”

Volume 163 will also be available in print over at Amazon.  (Print editions of Down in the Dirt run as 100+ page 6″x 9″ perfect-bound books.)  Issues are typically published simultaneously in print and online format, but Scars Publications explained that there was a delay with the printing; I’ll give you a heads up when ordering information becomes available.

Scars Publications also releases an annual collection of writings selected from both Down in the Dirt and its sister publication, cc&d magazine.  If I’m fortunate enough to see “hens staring upward” selected for the annual volume as well, I’ll be certain to let you know.



“hens staring upward” to appear in Down in the Dirt magazine

I received some terrific news a little while ago — Down in the Dirt magazine has selected my poem, “hens staring upward,” for publication in its March/April 2019 issue.  The issue will be released on April 1, and will be available both in print and online.  (The poem should also appear online this weekend at the Scars Publications website — I’ll post a link when it becomes available.)

Down in the Dirt is a diverse and wonderful literary magazine, and I am grateful to Editor Janet Kuypers for allowing my work to be featured alongside its many talented contributors.

“hens staring upward” was previously published by Dead Snakes and by Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine.

I hope you all are looking forward to a great weekend!




Jenny Santellano reads my poem, “hens staring upward”

I am so grateful tonight to the talented Jenny Santellano for her beautiful reading of my 2015 poem, “hens staring upward.”

Jenny has a lovely voice and a truly enviable skill for bringing a poem to life.  The video below is part of her Youtube series, in which she performs poetry readings to help authors gain exposure.

By all means, please check out her Youtube channel.  It has a wonderful selection of recent work by other poets, and Jenny expertly performs each piece.


Poet Jennifer Santellano will read my poem,”hens staring upward”

I received some nice news a little while ago — Jennifer Santellano will record my poem, “hens staring upward,” as part of her ongoing Youtube audio series.  As I’ve shared here at the blog before, Jenny is a poet herself who lends her voice talents to help other independent writers gain exposure.  (She was kind enough this past September to do a very skilled interpretation of my 2013 poem, “The Writer.”)  I recommend that you check out her wonderful audio series over at her Youtube channel.

“hens staring upward” was published previously by Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine and Dead Snakes in 2015.