Nimrod Awards Issue

I’m honored to once again have poems named finalists for the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. This publication is especially significant for me, because this is the first time poems for my dear friend Michael Henson, who died four years ago this month, have made their way into the wider world. 2015 has also been a year of much loss, and with the recent news of the passing of the brilliant Lucia Perillo, I am grateful for the role, however small, that words can play in the hard work of coming to grips with death.

You can order your copy of the issue hereimg_0385.

IMG_1082                             tell me.

let’s both break our hearts,

clear room for something more

mineral. let’s fray these

suitable edges. let’s shore.

                                                                           -from Take Care, I Love You (Rock & Sling, spring 2014)