Submission Guidelines (Christian Literary Review)

“Peace on earth” (Submission Guidelines) Remember with us, those who were shot down in their synagogue last Saturday. Reflect with us on the pain that hatred brings. Learn with us how to cry out as the Psalmist did: “We fall crushed to the ground; we lie defeated in the dust. Come to our aid! BecauseContinue reading “Submission Guidelines (Christian Literary Review)”

Even I didn’t realize it

Thank-you, guy in the Buick, for whistling at me When I accidentally made eye contact, Because I had to twist around and look at the traffic signal behind me Because the one across the street was broken, But that doesn’t matter. What matters is that I made the mistake of Looking your way while youContinue reading “Even I didn’t realize it”

Truths and Lullabies (Poetry Book Review)

A few weeks ago, new poet Ashley Marie did a chapbook giveaway to the first ten commenters on her Instagram post. I nabbed one of those copies, and have enjoyed reading through it. Ashley and I attended college together at Biola University, and she’s begun publishing her work, as of late. Ashley Marie’s collection, TruthsContinue reading “Truths and Lullabies (Poetry Book Review)”

Now Accepting Submissions (Jordan Journal) 

As some of you may know, I coedit a literary journal with my mom Kae of Buckets on a Barefoot Beach. Jordan Journal is a Christian publisher that welcomes a diverse array of Christian voices.  We’re currently seeking poetry and photography submissions for our next theme, “Passing Over.” We’re excited to accept submissions for our upcomingContinue reading “Now Accepting Submissions (Jordan Journal) “

Concerning their Upbringing 

Then side by side their steps align  within this earthy tango,  Their roots entwine Their offshoots mingle Within this arid tangle. Though nurtured together, Young ‘mary and lavender Sip sweetly, separate scents To each his own (the saying goes) With each its spriggish bent  These neighborly herbs  grow up and diverge  From common ground, yetContinue reading “Concerning their Upbringing “