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Awards and Honors
Winner, National Poetry Day Competition (for Choices)
Your Fire Magazine 2021
2nd place (for The Destination)
Shelley Poetry Competition 2022
Nominated for Best of the Net 2023
3rd place (for After You Left)
Harbor View Washburn Prize 2022
Stephen A. DiBlase Poetry Prize 2023
Quartz Literary Fiction and Poetry Contest 2022
Special Mention (chapbook)
HAL Prize, Peninsula Pulse, 2022 and 2023
These poems have been published, or
accepted for publication.
After You Left
Last Stanza Poetry Journal (long listed for The Plough 2022 Poetry Prize)
Your Fire Magazine
The Ocotillo Review
Long Covid Reader
In Watermelon Sugar
My Faith in Dogs is a Purple Bruise
St. Martin Honeymoon
Richard Brautigan's Concussion: poems is available from Bottlecap Press!
How to Rob a Convenience Store: poems will be published in chapbook form by Cowboy Jamboree Press in 2024.
Funeral and Memorial Service Readings Poems and Tributes (McFarland, 1999)
Words can fail even the most articulate when called upon to speak at a loved one's funeral or memorial occasion. The bereaved desires to say something meaningful, yet services are often held so quickly that there is little time to find something appropriate at the library or bookstore.
This book is a collection of poetry and prose appropriate for reading at a funeral or memorial service. To assist the reader in finding a suitable passage, the book is divided into eleven chapters. There are tributes for mothers; fathers; children; spouses and soulmates; friends; siblings and other close relatives; soldiers and victims of war or violence; pets; and general readings appropriate for men, women, or any loved one.
These selections will also prove helpful for clergy, counselors, and hospice, hospital, and funeral professionals. Appendices list resources and support organizations, and each selection is indexed by author, title, and first line. A special additional index references pieces by famous uses, such as in a film, novel, or celebrity's funeral, so readers can locate a passage they remember from its context.
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