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.

Poetry in Appalachian Journal Now Available

The Spring/Summer 2017 issue (#43.3-4) of Appalachian Journal featuring my poem “Cover Us With Mountains,” is now available for purchase from Appalachian State University. Issues of the journal are also archived and publicly available at the Kanawha County Public Library and the WV Library Commission at the WV Culture Center. Appalachian Journal is Appalachian StateContinue reading “Poetry in Appalachian Journal Now Available”

Poetry Forthcoming in Appalachian Journal

My poem, “Cover Us With Mountains,” will be in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue (#43.3-4) of Appalachian Journal, which just went to print last week. Appalachian Journal, which has also featured Ron Rash and Roxane Gay,  is the interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, academic, cultural, literary and “regional studies” journal of Appalachian State University. The journal is the perfectContinue reading “Poetry Forthcoming in Appalachian Journal”

Sunday Gazette-Mail Book Notes Feature

Today’s Sunday Charleston Gazette-Mail newspaper, both print and online editions, Book Notes feature is all about my current and upcoming poetry publications in Poet Lore, Stillway, Appalachian Journal, and various other literary journals.

Poetry Forthcoming in Appalachian Journal

My poem, “Cover Us With Mountains,” (about the 2014 Elk River Chemical Spill) will be published in an upcoming issue of Appalachian Journal. Appalachian Journal is the interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, academic, cultural, literary and “regional studies” journal of Appalachian State University, which has featured, interviewed and hosted lectures by Ron Rash and Roxane Gay. I’mContinue reading “Poetry Forthcoming in Appalachian Journal”