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A Few Things Sent out into the World

Five new poems of mine have been published in the January issue of Poetry.  

Videlock, Poetry


A poem from my forthcoming book appears in the current issue of Able Muse, A Review of Poetry and Art:

Able Muse


Three of my poems and an interview appear currently in the Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review.  
This journal does not update their website, but I highly recommend a subscription:



Upcoming at the Art Center of Western Colorado:

Make It New: Poets Take the House
Four Poets, four styles & four very distinct performances
Curated by Luis Lopez & Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Friday, January 4, 2013
Doors open 6:30 pm, performance 7:00 pm

The Art Center will host four poets who hold four very different perspectives and approaches to their work, offering four unique performances all focused on one theme: Make It New. Poets/performers featured at this event include, Frank Coons, Ladyspeech, Wendy and Shawnee Videlock, and Stewart S. Warren. Poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer will be the maste…
I'm pleased to have been asked to contribute a poem to this:

Alhambra Desk Calendar of Poets 

A Few Words from Annie Finch

It was only through the incantational tunnel of meter, salvaged from the abandoned places and pleasures of childhood and my body’s rhythms, that I found a way to move again. Now the universe of physical sensation supported me as I composed poetry—I won’t say wrote, because once I discovered meter I was off the page as often as not. I could move, walk, talk, breathe, sing, remember. Meter freed me into my ear, my body. -- Annie Finch

Alcohol Ink Paintings on Yupo

You're saying MY work is a litle too controlled ?  YOU'RE the New Formulist ...

- JM

I always thought home was wherever they buried your umbilical cord.


If a poem's thoughts are poorly conceived and developed, no amount of ingenious rhyming will redeem it.  By the same token, if the larger grammatical and conceptual units correspond gracefully and sincerely, the rhymes will do the same, regardless of how commonplace they may appear in the abstract.
Tim Steele

Don't look at me in that tone of voice.
- Dorothy Parker