I have a poem up once again at the Plath Poetry Project! My poem “Ball & Chain” is in response to Plath’s poem “Thalidomide.” In her poem, I was drawn to the adjective “spidery,” and to the language of spilled mercury, termination, and violent birth. I also really like her phrase “to carpenter a space”; there’s something powerful about the idea of creating room, physically or mentally or emotionally, though both her poem and mine are ultimately more destructive than creative.
My poem “Fawn” is up at the MER VOX folio, the Mom Egg Review’s online quarterly, assembled around a given theme for each season. The winter 2017 edition was curated beautifully, as always, by Jennifer Colella Martelli and Cindy Veach. This issue is representing the #MeToo movement, and I couldn’t be more honored to lend my voice to the mix of other voices telling our individual yet collective stories.