Doxorubicin, one of the chemo drugs I took for my cancer, is nicknamed "The Red Devil" because it is bright red and has horrific side effects. Obviously, we need a cure for cancer, but we also need less toxic drugs to treat cancer patients.
Link: The Red Devil
I wrote this poem (which is based on a true story) at I-Park in Connecticut, and here I am reading it at I-Park's Open Studios in June 2016. It was selected as Deep South Magazine's poem of the day on April 3, 2017.
Link: Why We Couldn't Stay
The controlling image for this poem was inspired by a "poem-in-a-bottle" project I conducted at I-Park in June 2016. I wrote the poem in one sitting and it was published in One Sentence Poems on September 2, 2016.
Link: A Simile for His Name
This poem is one of four published in Atticus Review in February of 2015. Other poems include "How We Learn," "The Makeout Party," and "Your Laughing, or My Trying to Make it Happen."
Poem first published in the anthology, Love Poems and Other Messages for Bruce Springsteen. Ed. Jennifer Bosveld. Columbus: Pudding House, 2009. Print.