Well, well, well. It’s been almost six months since my last entry, because as we all know, I’m really not all that good at blogging. That said, there’s so much stuff to update my readers on! Since making my way back to Kingston, I’ve been much more involved with the local poetry scene, and with … More Performances, publications, and anniversaries.
I took a long break the last couple of years, both from submitting my work to literary journals and from performing it, while I taught myself the business of independent publishing, releasing Whispers in 2014 and then Switch in 2015. My last performance (until this month) was in July of 2015. My last inclusion in … More Pulse: soon to be included in The Black Napkin Issue 4
Sassafras, the littlest lit mag in the world, chose to include two of my prose poems in their inaugural issue; Towards the Light and Goodbye Kiss. I ground my teeth and set my jaw, and I refused to cry out as I waited in vain for the shadowy road ahead to finally turn towards the … More Sassafras, the littlest lit mag in the world
Sliver of Stone Magazine has included my latest short story, The Parking Lot, in their seventh issue. You can now read the full story, FREE, on their website. “She’s late. I check my watch again. After, I clench my hands nervously and lean forward on the park bench, so that I can see further down … More The Parking Lot on Sliver of Stone
We are all made and unmade by our creative predecessors, whether we would have it or not, taking the past and reshaping it to express our own thoughts. Every act of creation, then, is a throwback—an homage to every word you read throughout every day, every image that flashes in front of your eyes. Pick … More Ottawa Arts Review: 7.1
The October 2013 Issue of Bitterzoet is here! “We seek writing that will make us salivate. Words that will make our stomachs growl. We want engorging work that satiates our minds in its reflection of life. Like the title of our beloved magazine; we especially want to see the interplay between bitterness and sweetness; light … More Bitterzoet Magazine
Editor Peter Jelen has been a deeply appreciated supporter of my work, and he’s at it again, including my poem Skeleton Dancer in the latest issue of Bareback Magazine. Check out the September issue to read the work of talented poets Tamara Williams, Daniel Christopher O’ Connell, Mia McInnis, James G. Piatt, and many more. Skeleton … More The Latest Bareback Issue
Sassafras Literary Magazine is that one peculiar friend. He or she may, or may not, resemble a tabletop and smell like burnt caramel. Sometimes Sassafras is just like you. Sassafras is also The Littlest Litmag in the World. As the littlest Lyssa I know, I thought I’d be a good fit; they agreed. The first … More Sassafras: The Littlest Litmag in the World
The Poetic Pinup Revue is that “…you just have to see it” magazine. This is the fourth time that my work has found its way into the pages of The Revue, and as always, Harlean Carpenter has produced a beautiful publication. Head over to their website and order your copy now!
Gravel is an online literary journal devoted to finding and publishing talented writers and artists of every genre and form, even those whose work defies both. It is published by the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The August issue of Gravel Magazine includes five of my most recent poems, Solar Flares, Purity, Life Giving, Her … More Five new poems now on Gravel Mag!