Where to find my poems

Recent Publications—Where to Find My Poems Online (note: most recent posts are in beautiful Red Violet.)

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My poem, “The Story of the Milkman” seems to have “legs.” It was written in 2011, not published till 2015, and did not become interesting till lately!  See the April 16, 2017, New York Times article on the poem, and me, and the Lucivero family. (Or you can right click on the handsome photo and open the link in a new tab.) Thanks to Corey Kilgannon for doing such a good job with the somewhat complex story. 

If you’re a glutton for punishment, you can hear an interview with me on the WBAI program Talk Back New York–Me and Thee Edition from April 19, 2017.  I’m discussing the poem with hosts Corey Kilgannon and Malachy McCourt.  My part begins right around the 30:00 mark.  

If you’d like to read the entire poem, it’s here on Silver Birch Press, published as part of their series, “Me, as a Child.”  Thanks to publisher Melanie Villanes for giving it its first chance!

If you’re interested in seeing my own version of the story called The Story of “The Story of the Milkman,” you can read it in last April’s Verse-Virtual.  

I’m more than pleased to have had my poem Lekhah Dodi selected by editor Rick Lupert of Ain’t Got No Press  for inclusion in his anthology, A Poet’s Siddur: Shabbat Evening.  On that page, you can also listen to a reading of the poems included in the anthology.  The book can also be purchased on Amazon.

As a Contributing Editor of Verse Virtual, an Online Community Journal of Poetry, my poems appear each month in that fine journal.  Here’s my contribution for February, 2018; this month’s theme is karma, a subject I know little about.  However, that seldom stops me.    First, a poem from based on my largely unsuccessful experience with meditation, String Theory. Then, a poem tangentially on Karma, A Poem Beginning and Ending with Favorite Advertising Slogans from Childhood.   Check the V-V Archives page for more by me. I’ve been happily contributing to Verse-Virtual since October, 2015, thanks to the largesse of my friend and publisher, Firestone Feinberg.

Thanks to Lorette C. Luzajic the publisher of The Ekphrastic Review for publishing my poem, January the Tenth, which is a collaboration with my pal, artist, calligrapher, and web designer, Tim Savage.   You’ll also get to see Tim’s fine watercolor, also called, January the Tenth, if you go to the page (above) on Ekphrastic. 

I’ve been fortunate enough to have poems selected for publication in Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, the fine site published by Christine Klocek-Lim.  Please take a look at Moving Day which appeared in August 2017  I’m please and proud that Moving Day has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  You’ll also find that my poem The Dark, which originally appeared in Muddy River Poetry Review, was reprinted on Autumn Sky. 

The New Verse News, edited by the intrepid James Penha, publishes all the news in poetry form that fits.  In the past few months, my poems Guys like usChristmas Past with the Trumps, Against the Need to Write Poems in the Age of TrumpDon’t Get Sick in America, Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes, For Rosh Hashanah,which is about my late father-in-law, Victor (Zeke) Zonana, and Role Models, which recalls the day JFK was assassinated have all appeared in the News.  My latest attempt to grapple with the headlines on NVN is my poem, The Sentencing of Dr. Larry Nassar.  

In addition to The Story of the Milkman, Silver Birch Press from California has been kind enough to publish many of my poems during the last few years.  Here’s the place where you can find them all, including my latest Button Trends—Summer, 1959

I’m happy to appear in fall/winter edition of The Red Wolf Journal.  The theme was memento mori and my poem Offerings for the Dead is appropriately bleak, and I hope somewhat funny and recognizable.   Thanks for editor Irene Toh for her support. 

I’m happy to appear in Poets Reading the News, edited and published by Elle Aviv Newton and Jenna Spagnolo,  for the first time with my poem, “What’s Wrong with This Picture?”