My Poetry

A list of my all my published poems is below. Many are available to read online. Please also consider purchasing from, or donating to, these amazing literary organizations, presses, magazines, and journals, who have recently supported and published my work.

Recently published poems:

Ode to a Young Screech Owl – Moment Poetry

Gathering of the Salt – Utah Department of Heritage & Arts

All Words for a WomanThey Call Us

I Do Not WaitWriters Resist

She-GodRise Up Review

PausedJuniper – A Poetry Journal

My Books and Anthologies:

Reconstructed Happiness, Origami Poems Project, microchapbook, free printable download. Read the original announcement from June 2020. Almost Famous (e-chapbook, free to download, Yavanika Press, 2019).

Read the original announcement re: my fourth chapbook, just released Nov. 22, 2019.

Footnote ($12 free shipping, Lithic Press, 2017).

You can read all about how the book came to be in my interview with Nancy Chen Long in her series Chapbook Chat.

From The Ashes:  An international anthology of womxn's poetry edited by Amanda McLeod & Mela Blust of Animal Heart Press. All proceeds from the sale of this anthology will be donated to international womxn’s charities. Print copies $15 and Kindle copies $4.99.
Women Speak: Portraits, Poetry, and Prose of the Feminine Experience, Nancy Smith Fine Art. $24.99 in full color 8 x 11. Rock Canyon Poets: Orogeny, Vol. 1. 2, 3 $5.00. I’m honored to be the co-founder of this non-profit group of Utah poets, as well as Editor-in-Chief of our annual poetry collection.
Shabda Press: Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands. $25.00. Proceeds from the anthology are being donated to the Women’s Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Noctua Review: Issue IX. Free online. Noctua Review is the annual art and literary magazine produced by the Southern Connecticut State University MFA program.
Sable Books: Red Sky. $19.99. All proceeds will be directed to the Global Fund for Women.


Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing: The Art of Creating, Winter 2015 issue, 1.4. $5.00.

Published Poems

All Words for a WomanThey Call Us

I Do Not WaitWriters Resist

She-GodRise Up Review

PausedJuniper – A Poetry Journal

I want to order room serviceWhat Rough Beast, Indolent Books

Dragonfly DaughterLiterary Mama

Quentin Tarantino Loves The Grateful DeadDrunk Monkeys

Things to Tell My DaughterGyroscope Review

Resurrection PartyVoicemail Poems

CalveFrom the Ashes anthology, Animal Heart Press

Other WaysGlass: A Journal of Poetry

glass-bottom boatJuniper – A Poetry Journal

In my mother’s mouthThe Rumpus: Enough series

Three MiraclesThe Penn Review

autumn mane – Women Speak

carambola, AscentIsacoustic

I smoked marijuana for the first time with a 13-year-old boy, South Side, A LevelingCultural Weekly


Goodbye Maytree, after Annie DillardWild Voices, vol. 2

My matterWhale Road Review

Bone MusicContrary Magazine

Footnote to a Footnote, WhimperCrooked Teeth

Resurrection PartyTinderbox Poetry Journal, Bekah Steimel blog w/ Interview

sideways, InterrogationThe Light Ekphrastic

Perched – Utah Life July/August 2018

RedactedErase-Transform Poetry Project

hurricane, Not my flagTuck Magazine

A Man MisplacedWildness

The Next State, Denial, WhatCalifragile

PreparationThe Penn Review

An Echo – Intersections: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose

Three atheists and a Mormon walk into a cafe (collaboration with Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen) – Crab Fat Magazine

Reconstructed HappinessWinning Writers

Mixed tapeCrab Fat: Best of Year Three

Footnote to a FootnoteChagrin River Review (anniversary issue)

predator – ellipsis

And Finished knowing – then –Pretty Owl Poetry

BreastgiverBARED: Contemporary Art & Poetry on Bras & Breasts

The Next State, Denial, and What. Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands.

Bruised, Salvage great love at all cost, White, and We Need Language. Wild Horses, Women on Fire 2016

Sonnet ZeroNoctua

Notes from Owl Bar’s DiaryVolatile When Mixed, Utah Life March/April 2018

Strange VersesNonBinary Review

Mixed tape – Crab Fat Magazine

Offspring – Stirring (Motherhood issue)

Temple City listens to OrlandoQuail Bell

Your scarletAmethyst Arsenic

Ars Moriendi and WhimperThe Chaotic Review

South SideStirring, Poetry Super Highway – Poet of the Week

Just a pocket memorySonic Boom

Religion Rhythm, Goodbye Maytree, and Off the Cuff#thesideshow

Calf CreekVerse-Virtual


Crimes of CompassionWindow Cat Press


Madonna’s Vagina#thesidehow

China Doll – Silver Birch Press

To the Mess on the Floor, aka My Poetry – Snapdragon

Closure – Sonic Boom, Verse-Virtual

Weeping Willow – Verse-Virtual, Utah Life November/December 2018

Memory TherapyVerse-Virtual

We all got a secret side – Drunk Monkeys

crevasse moon – Drunk Monkeys

Blue Daydream – Drunk Monkeys (orig. published by Straight Forward)

My Monkey Grammarian – Verse-Virtual (orig. published in Desde Hong Kong: poets in conversation with Octavio Paz)

Pearl at the Studio MicDrunk Monkeys Anthology, Drunk Monkeys Writer of the Month, Verse-Virtual, orig. published in Utah Sings: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry

The Eyes of Life – The Center for Victims of Torture

Jules Talks to JulesDrunk Monkeys

Wouldn't a flyswatter be easierDrunk Monkeys, Poetry Super Highway – Poet of the Week, Utah Life September/October 2018

The things I've done do not define the person I amDrunk Monkeys

Trash Bag BurialStorm Cycle

Christ of the AbyssVerse-Virtual, orig. published by Cultured Vultures

Denial –The Fem

Corked –Verse-Virtual

Eurydice’s Cardinal / A Leveling – Red Sky,The Light Ekphrastic, “A Leveling” orig. published by Wicked Banshee Press

Because I am oldest – Me, as a Child Poetry Series

The Day We Found a Meadow and Played Frisbee Buck Naked / Mars Haiku –  Petals in the Pan

Use Simultaneously – The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society

Waiting Around – Voicemail Poems, PoetryPasta, Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness, East Coast Literary Review, Verse-Virtual (orig. published by Wicked Banshee Press)

Cherry Colored / Sex and Light – Verse-Virtual

Trash Bag Burial – Storm Cycle

Kerouac’s Scroll / Stemless – Poetry Super Highway

Spicy/Afternoon Love-making/You Fit/Reformation – Verse-Virtual

Whimper/Barbershop Protest – Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones

You’ll Feel Unstoppable The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society

Footnote to a Footnote – Chagrin River Review (orig.), Burningword Literary Journal, Verse-Virtual,

How D’ya Like Them Apples? – JAB

Prima Facie / The day you were born – Switch (The Difference)

Lonely Soup – Eat Genius, Verse-Virtual

Reconstructed Happiness – I am Waiting Series

In a Room Made of PoetryFound Poetry Review, Volume 8

Breast-giverThank You for Swallowing, Degenerates: Voices for Peace, (orig. published in Reconnaissance Magazine)

The 13th Sign of the Zodiac – Mythic Poetry Series

Unpassed/Goodbye MaytreeVerse-Virtual

Pressed Railroad About the Truth – In Transit: Poetry of People on the Move

Melting / WorldingVerse-Virtual

I am the Bride – Celebrity Free Verse Poetry Series

Barbershop Protest The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society

A Painting of Me/Mouth Open to the Sky/Dawn/Ode to Endings/The SwingVerse-Virtual

203 Amity – Verse-Virtual

Broken Hearts Buried Here – La Bloom, Found Poetry Review

Adventures of the Farmhouse on Route 6/How to Put a Book Back in Its PlaceVerse-Virtual

Empty SocketsTic Toc anthology

A Poet Searches for Sex in the Salt Lake Tribune/About BeingThe Salt Lake Tribune

Espresso Noir/Mornings (a haiku series)Something’s Brewing anthology

News lays flat – Haiku Journal

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  1. Have used this site and become successful at getting rejections Ha but hope springs …. Today I took the time to read several of your poems Bravo Bravo some great work reading one chap book and several individual poems found you have a great breath of work

    • Thank you so much for reading Rick and for your kind comments! Keep submitting… my acceptance rate is usually right around 10%. Finding the right place for poems is tricky business!

  2. After my last bore I’ve had three poems published and hopefully more in the future its truely a numbers game

    • Indeed! Submitting a lot helps, but it’s also finding that perfect combination of the lit mag that happens to love the poem you sent. I swear, most of the time they pick the ones I throw in at the last minute on a whim, rather than the ones I think they will pick! Thanks for the update :).

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