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.
My poem, “Baptism by Fire,” about the 2014 Elk River, WV Chemical Spill/Water Crisis is in the Open Histories Poetry Sampler in the new issue of Still. The poem is included in my debut poetry collection, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot, which you can pre-order directly from my publisher,
The Travelin’ Appalachians Revue will perform at Taylor Books in Charleston, WV next Monday, June 24th as part of Festivall. I’m beyond excited that my poem, “The Old Toot-N-Tellem,” will be in included in TAR’s 2019 zine, which will be available at the Taylor Books Festivall event and all TAR’s other summer tour dates: TheContinue reading “Poetry in The Travelin’ Appalachians Revue Zine”
“Baptism by Fire,” my poem about the 2014 Elk River, WV chemical spill/water crisis, will be published in the June, 2019 issue of Still.
My ekphrastic poem, “For Want of an Ark,” is the first collaborative work published in the new “Call & Response” series by the Looking at Appalachia photography project, which has been featured in The New York Times and National Geographic. My poem was inspired by my own experience in the “1,000-year flood” of Elk RiverContinue reading “Ekphrastic Poem in Looking at Appalachia Project”