Happy to share that my poem “The Misery of Parenthood” was recently published in the journal Literary Mama. Here is a link to the poem:
Sharing from my FB post:
I’m excited and honored to have my poem ‘Garment’ be a part of Mom Egg Review 16 – MOTHERS WORK MOTHERS PLAY, the latest issue of the MER print journal.
Many thanks to Marjorie Tesser, Jennifer Jean, and the editorial team of Mom Egg Review for this fine themed issue that looks at PLAY and WORK through the lens of motherhood.
I’m excited and honored that two of my poems found a home in this wonderful book. Many thanks to the editor, Saad Ghosn, and his team for their hard work towards compiling this collection of poems and artwork.
Sharing here my poem that recently featured in the Cincinnati Poetry Month Daily Project and the Cincinnati Walking Sonnet Project. Many thanks to Pauletta Hansel for the wonderful work she does as Cincinnati Poet Laureate.
Did I mention I loved sonnets? Yes, I believe I did! Preeti Parikh of Blue Ash wrote this lovely poem while participating in a Cincinnati Walking Sonnet workshops, starting off from the Mercantile Library. I invite you to read more of these at my page devoted to the Cincinnati Walking Sonnet Project and to try one on your own. Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops—I’m scheming up a Cincinnati Streetcar Sonnet Workshop for the summer. In the meantime, come hear Preeti read this poem tonight, April 26, 7 pm at the Cincinnati Poetry Month Daily Project Reading at People’s Liberty, 1805 Elm Street, Over the Rhine.
Hot dog stand-smell, a red and white canopy;
up in the wrought iron balconies, four ashen-
faced figurines in white robes and shawls,
their long skeletal fingers beseeching;
a sign on a storefront says–Safeguarding
the children–elsewhere–Divine love always has
met and always…
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