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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Red Wolf Journal

Poem: “Triptych: On Cinematic Waves”

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Red Wolf Journal

Poem: “Holding Pattern”

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Red Wolf Journal

Poem: “Tonight I Wish Of”

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Ashokan Center (Guitar Camp)

Reading excerpt: “Étude 1-31-20: No Flags Flying Physiologically”

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Pure Slush – Beekeeping

Poem: “Inexplicable”

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Pure Slush – Cow

Poem: “#Green Priestess Music”

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ArtAscent – Abstract

Poem: “#60: The Short of It” – 66

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brass bell: a haiku journal

Poem: “at the Shinto shrine” (scroll down)

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Quill & Parchment

Poem: “Casa Encantada Daydream” (scroll down)

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Songs of Eretz Poetry Review – Special Charitable Fundraising – Invasion of Ukraine

Poem: “Peace Movements” (scroll down)

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MUSE

 

Poem: “Coffee Klatsch” – p 31

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Freshwater Literary Journal

Poem: “Overdue”

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Work! (Pure Slush)

Poem: “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”

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Stone Canoe

Poem: “Elemental Magic”

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Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing

Poem: “#59: Evensong Mantra” – p 41

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OyeDrum

Poems: “Reality Check” and “To Pieces”

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Eastern Iowa Review

Poem: “Bruising”

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Oh, F*ck Yeah with Ruan Willow

Podcast interview: “Karla Linn Merrifield Interview: Poet. Artist. Musician.”

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Poem: “moose…”

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ArtAscent

Article: “Poet Karla Linn Merrifield Touts ArtAscent at Every Turn—’It’s the Respect I’m Granted'”

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Panoply, A literary Zind

Poem: “Who Done It”

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Miriam’s Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond

Interview with Karla Linn Merrifield

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Arts Calling with Jaime Alejandro

Interview with Karla Linn Merrifield

Listen to the Podcast

Bookstore1 PoetryMic with Lauren Udwari, Pat Owen and Karla Linn Merrifield

Karla’s Reading and Guitar Performance – Go to 29 minutes

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Best of Plum Tree Tavern, 2016 to 2020

Poem: “Nevada Mind” – scroll down

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brass bell haiku journal

 

Poem: “one night…” – scroll down

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Quill & Parchment

 

Poem: “The Iris and the Stone”

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The Field Guide Poetry Magazine

Poem: “When in Florida, I Visit the Kingdom of Charmed Lives” – p 49

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Songs of Eretz Poetry Review – Humor

Poems: “#: The Gizmo Girl of Shorthand Signifiers” and “¶s and ÷s Together” – scroll down

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Deep Overstock – Superheroes

Poems: “Among the Heroic Super-Stars;” :Context is Everything;” and “What would I change in the world if I could?” – scroll down linked page for link to these poems

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ArtAscent

 

Poem: “Polar Diptych” (“On the Day of the Polar Vortex” and “The Snowed-In People”) – p 73

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Tipton Poetry Journal

Poem: “As My Husband Lies Dying” – p 8

Book Review of My Body the Guitar by Editor Barry Harris – p 51

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Red Wolf Journal – A Change of World

Poem: “Bad-Bad to Good”p 26

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Lines + Stars

Poem: “Within the Endangered Forest”

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ArtAscent

Two poems:#4: Riding Low” and “#14:Teaching” – p 67

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Kaktus Poetry Playhouse

Zoom Poetry Reading: My Body the Guitar

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Quill & Parchment

Review by Michael Escoubas: My Body the Guitar

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The Library Love Letter

Poem: “Sunday Afternoon at the Washington County Museum”

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The Library Love Letter

Poem: “Crossing #4: Near Death in the Maritimes”

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Stories& Poems in the Song of Life (Sweetycat Press)

Poem: “Song Aloft at 35,000 Feet” – p 293-294

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brass bell: a haiku journal

Poem: “the beveled…” – scroll down

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Cirque

Poem: “Long Strange Climate Trip” – p 109

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Earth’s Daughters – Re/Set

Poem: “Poets of the Resistance Resist” – p 80

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Deep Overstock – Shakespeare

Poem: “Parsing #3 – p 71

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Songs of Eretz Poetry Review

Poem: “Anapolis, May, 1780, at the Cock ‘n Bull” (scroll down quite a ways)

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Tipton Poetry Journal

Poem: “How Thin the Tissue Between Past and Present” (p 25)

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BlueHouse Journal

Poem: “Vulcanization” (p 49)

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Book of Matches

Poem: “#16: A Little (Morning, Noon, and)

Night Music” (p 35)

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Panoply, A Literary Zine

Poem: “A Visit from “The Florida Flash”

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Superpresent

Poems: “#31: Ad Man” (p 19), “#50: Dys-” (p 20) and “#1: Let Me Call You Sweetheart” (p 69)

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ArtAscent – Landscapes

Poem: “Bering Sea Diptych”

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The Tangled Feather Blog

Essay: “A Tale of Two Birds”

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The Literary Parrot, Series 2

Poem: “Étude 4-23: Embodiment on the Day I Changed Strings for a Second Time”

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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)

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Friendship, Lifespan Vol. 3 (Pure Slush)

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

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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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Poems

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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Guts Publishing Poems

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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