Happy to announce that my poem “Rage to order” was shortlisted for the Australian Book Review’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize. It appears in the March issue along with the other three shortlisted poems and the contest winner, Amanda Joy’s “Tailings.”
From the judges’ statement: “‘Rage to Order’ is a poem of vertiginous self-consciousness: its extremity of feeling countervailed by the pressure of silence it makes felt. Like Gerard Manley Hopkins in ‘No worst, there is none’, this poet brings experience to a pitch in language at once pared back and wild with its play of repeating words and sounds.”
Thanks to Rebecca Foust for featuring “Anchor” in her Poetry Sunday column at Women’s Voices for Change – and for her thoughtful, detailed look at this poem, and at free verse as a whole.
Can I have that printed on a t-shirt?
California Journal of Women Writers reviews The Greenhouse.
Also, “Astonishing.” Makes me feel blushingly MacGuyver-ish: Rain Taxi reviews The Greenhouse.
Insightful piece on The Greenhouse from Christina Veladota.
This review of Tulips, Water, Ash at West Branch, focuses on poems with a teenage speaker. It’s rewarding (and frightening?) to be seen so clearly… thanks to Ellen Wehle for her care and generosity.
Emma Bolden reviews Tulips, Water, Ash for the online magazine’s inaugural issue.