Recently Published Poems
My poems "Intersectionality", "Begging for Help", and "The Price of Prisons for Profit" appear in the second issue of Tiny Tim Literary Review , targeted at normalizing the narratives of those who have chronic illness and disabilities and humanizing medical professionals.
"Where Have You Been?" about the January 21, 2017 Women's March on Washington, appears in Black Lives Have Always Mattered, a collection of essays, poems, and personal narratives edited by Abiodun Oyewole from 2Leaf Press. An imprint of Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy, 2Leaf Press challenges the status quo by publishing alternative fiction, non-fiction, poetry and bilingual works by activists, academics, poets and authors."
"Armed" appears in Issue 5.2 of Star 82 Review, an art and literature, online and print magazine that highlights words and images in gemlike forms.
My poems "Growing up Jewish in the American South" and "What Racism?" appear in 11/9: The Fall of American Democracy, edited by William D. Dickerson and Casey Lawrence. Presenting the diverse voices of those most affected by the results of the 2016 American presidential election, it is dedicated to "everyone who has been harassed, groped, or otherwise victimized by someone in a position of power." One hundred percent of profits from the sale of this book will be donated to The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to help support survivors of sexual violence and defend the constitutional rights of Americans.
My poems "Tree Teachings" and "Dogwood" are included in These Trees, a coffee table book by photographer Ruthie Rosauer. The book showcases more than 140 photographs of trees embellished with twenty five poems penned by twenty poets.
"You Are Not My Mother" appears in Connoisseurs of Suffering: Poetry for the Journey to Meaning, edited by Jason Dias and Louis Hoffman as part of University Professors Press' Poetry, Healing, and Growth Book Series. The series explores the healing and growth-facilitating nature of poetry through books of poetry and scholarship, as well as through practical guides on using poetry in the service of healing and growth.