Behind the Poems: Tocarla

“Tocarla” is the next one in my series “Behind the Poems.” See other posts in the series here. This poem first appeared in Lady Lit Magazine, an online journal that is now deactivated. I remember how excited and nervous I was when I first wrote this poem and submitted it for publication. It was myContinue reading “Behind the Poems: Tocarla”

Behind the Poems: Speak Easy

Another one for the “Behind the Poems” books. See other posts in the series here. “Speak Easy” was first published in Lady Lit Magazine, an online journal that is now deactivated. Speak Easy We walk into pitch black edges with only silhouettesof people and wine glasses and beer bottles on hightop tables. At the forefrontContinue reading “Behind the Poems: Speak Easy”

Behind the Poems: Drill Sargeant Dad

Welcome to my series “Behind the Poems.” You can read the other posts here. “Drill Sargeant Dad” was originally published in December 2016 in an online journal called Page & Spine that is no longer active. Drill Sergeant Dad I. Second Grade I came home from school each day with homework, but didn’t need toContinue reading “Behind the Poems: Drill Sargeant Dad”

Behind the Poems: The Crayola Dance

Welcome to the next installment of my series “Behind the Poems.” You can read the other posts here. “The Crayola Dance” is the last piece published in The Cypress Dome, UCF’s literary journal. As you can see from above, I am not an HTML coder and cannot properly display the poem but this is closeContinue reading “Behind the Poems: The Crayola Dance”

Behind the Poems: D Major

Welcome to the next installment of my “Behind the Poems” series. Check out more of these posts here. This is another poem published in my alma mater’s literary journal, The Cypress Dome. It’s one of my earliest forays into acrostic poems and it set off my love for the format. D Major Calloused fingertips pressContinue reading “Behind the Poems: D Major”

Behind the Poems: Leonids

Welcome to the second installment of a series I’m doing called Behind the Poems. You can see the first post here. I had the great honor of having one of my earliest published poems accepted at The Cypress Dome, the literary journal from my alma mater, the University of Central Florida. This poem, workshopped inContinue reading “Behind the Poems: Leonids”