It’s time to dive into poetry.

Below you’ll find links to some of my recently published poems from a variety of journals and presses.  A great way to get a taste of the range of my poetic styles and topics. Then, head to my Books page, and browse my collections. Find one or two and settle in for further good reading. Check back here often—I’ll be adding new listings frequently.

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A Love Letter (or poem) to… (Sweetycat Press)

Poem: “To Kurt Cobain”

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LOVE, Lifespan Vol. 4 (Pure Slush Press)

Poem: “Flowery Branch Guy

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FERAL: A Journal of Poetry and Art

Poem: “Diptych: Left Hand, Third Finger

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Quill & Parchment

Review: “Images: A Collection of Ekphrastic Poetry by Michael Escoubas

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Red Wolf Journal

Poem: “Waking Dream in Alusund, Norway” (p 31)

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Last Leaves Magazine

Poem: “The Thing He Used: The Belt” (p 72)

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Stone Poetry Journal

Poems: “#14: Buffalo Girl” and “Étude 1-31-20: No Flags Flying Physiologically”

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Wilda Morris Poetry Challenge – Books (October 2021)

Poem: “PS 3558 .E85 B76 1988”

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bear creek review

Poems: “Warm-Blooded,” “From the Souk,” “Sea Night,” and “Inspirited”

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Red Wolf Journal (Fall 2021)

Poem: “Waking Dream in Alesund, Norway” (p 31)

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Tiny Seed – Anthology Forest

Poem: “Amazon Appendix” (p 27)

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The Songs of Eretz Poetry Review

Poems: “Ritual Illuminated” and “Visitation” (scroll down)

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ArtAscent – Connection

Gold Award-winning Poem – Essay by Cinzia Franceschini (p 12)

Poem: “Diptych: Ultimate Connectivity” (p 13)

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Honeyguide

Three poems: “Avian Rainbow through Binoculars, “‘Adaptability”: Lessons from Costa Rica,” and
Plastidon inexpectatus in Six Mile Cypress Slough” (pp 3-4)

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Panoply, A Literary Zine

List of contributors: Karla Linn Merrifield, three poems in six years

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The Literary Corner with Dustin Pickering

Interview: Karla Linn Merrifield’s Literary Voyages and Writing Styles

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25 Miles from Here (Pure Slush)

Poem: “Sorting Souvenirs” (p 14)

Friendship, Lifespan Vol. 3 (Pure Slush)

Poem: “Cameo Self-Portrait: Boom, Boom, Boom” (p 83)

Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine

Poems: “The Fourteen Stations of Grief” and “Existentially” (p 22)

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The Parliament Literary Journal

Poems: “#41 & #42 at the Hearing,” and “Dirty Business”

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Miriam’s Well: Poetry, Land Art and Beyond

Poem: Three climate-change haiku

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ArtAscent, “Abstract”

Poem: “Diptych from the Lake” (pg 89)

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Guts Publishing Blog

Essay: “Loquacious Note in a Bottle from Inspiration Island”

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In Parenthesis – Green

Poems: “”Existentially,”; “Do You Recall the Exact Coordinates where You Can See All the Colors of the Most Demanding Question Marks?”; “Out on Some Green Limbs”; and “But for the Falling Rain”

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Deep Overstock – Future

Poems: “In the Cards” and “Lost in Space”

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Quill and Parchment

Poem: “Forgotten Coast Reverie”

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The Pangolin

Poem: “Wardrobe Mistress” (scroll to K entries)

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Songs of Eretz Poetry Review

Poems: “How to Lose My Love” and “Arc” (scroll down)

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ArtAscent

Poem: “Triptych: Dispatches from Florida’s Winter – see page 43.

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Tipton Poetry Journal

Poem: “Off the Grid but Never Out of Tunes – see page 46.

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Cirque Journal

Poem: “Nightmare Rainbow” – see page 128.

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Honeyguide

Poem: “To the Kingdom Within” – see page 4.

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Rundelania

Five poems: “Clapton Is God?”, “Diptych: Left Hand, Third Finger”, “In Concert Tuned”, “Departing the Station after Four Seasons of Grief”, “Coming Up for Air, Idea 2”

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Mason Street Review

“’Tis the Season”

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The Pangolin Review, Issue 18
30 April, 2021

“November Seeds”

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Deep Overstock, Issue Twelve: Mysteries
April 2021

“One Thing I Won’t Forget”

And, if you’d like to listen to my reading of the poem:

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The Songs of Eretz Poetry Review

Two Poems: “Quartet in Late Spring” and “Spring-Abled”

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A Celebration of Winter: Poetry, Prose and Photography that Celebrate the Glory of Winter (anthology)

Two Poems: “The Cove” (pg. 46) and “Four Days after Science Broke the News” (pg. 79)

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Tipton Poetry Journal

Poem: “Wholly Holy” (pg. 58)

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Embyro Concepts Zine

Poem: “Next Morning, Picking Blueberries”

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The Poet’s Billow, Pangaea Prize Finalist

Poem: “Six Bells (3 a.m.)”

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Mason Street Blog

Poem: “Lunch in Mexico”

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Miriam’s Well: Poetry, Land Art and Beyond

Prose, “Pandemic Reflections from Three Women Writers”

Poem, “Psychic Reading”

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Kayla King Books (UK)

Interview

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OyeDrum Journal

Two Poems: “Kinesthesia” and 19 Pillows”

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Sending Nudes Anthology (UK)

Interview

Book Launch with Editor Julianne Ingles

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Life and Legends Journal

Poem: “12-Inch Museum Piece”

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