Friday, December 23, 2011

December News!

Lovely new issue of Prick of the Spindle is up, thank you Cynthia Reeser! & many thanks to Cort Bledsoe for reviewing two of my chaps: The Sights and Sounds of Arctic Birds & Random Cartography Notes, both from Gold Wake Press! Read his reviews and the new issue here:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New poem at decomP!

Thrilled to have my poem when the magnolia speaks up in the December issue of decomP magazinE, thank to editors, Jason Jordan & Jac Jemc!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pushcart Prizes!

I am truly humbled and honored to share my news of being nominated for TWO PUSHCART PRIZES today! THANK YOU to Nicolette Wong of A-Minor Magazine for nominating my poem "Gala". THANK YOU to Tantra Bensko of EXCLUSIVE Magazine for nominating my poem "Preparing the Body".

THRUSH Poetry Journal

The Inaugural Edition of THRUSH Poetry Journal is LIVE! Poetry by: Maureen Alsop, Hélène Cardona , Cindy Goff, Nathalie Handal , Anna Journey, Ada Limón, Rachel McKibbens, Sheila Nickerson, Amber Tamblyn & Ocean Vuong!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A poem at Lies/Isle!

LIES/ISLE uber-cool horror issue is up! I have a poem in this one, along with awesome work by James Tadd Adcox and many others! Thanks, Mike!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Poems at Peripheral!

I have three poems up at the beautiful Peripheral Surveys! along with brilliance from Rae Bryant and so many wonderful writers! Many Thanks to Ian Lennart Surraville and his editorial team! Please check it out...

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Thrilled to have two poems up in this lovely journal, many thanks to editor, Tantra Bensko! Please take a look!

Golden Sparrow Contest Finalist!

My poem, bossa nova in which I bleed, is a contest finalist at Golden Sparrow!Please check it out! Thanks to editors, Maxine Cook, Valerie Rooney and Christopher Lee!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Poem In [PANK] 6!

[PANK] 6 available for pre-order now, I have a poem in this print only edition! Thanks to Roxane Gay for her support!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

THRUSH Press Logo is Here!

Coming Spring 2012 - THRUSH Press: featuring select chapbooks, 'Best Of' THRUSH Poetry Journal print anthology and more! Here is our Press logo!

Poems at Golden Sparrow!

I have TWO poems up in Golden Sparrow Literary Review! Many Thanks to editors Maxine Cook, Valerie Rooney & Christopher Lee! elephant kinetics & Texas can be read here.
This is a wonderful new journal out of Melbourne Australia!


I have a new poem up in the November issue of elimae, Many thanks to Cooper Renner & Brandon Hobson!

Read Terrassa!

Announcing THRUSH Press!

Delighted to announce THRUSH Press, forthcoming in Spring 2012 will be publishing select chapbooks, annual "Best Of' Anthology from THRUSH Poetry Journal and others.  Details forthcoming in the months ahead!

Friday, October 28, 2011

October News...

A beautiful new issue of Istanbul Literary Review is up! I am thrilled to have two poems there, Muse & Witness! Many thanks to Gloria Mindock & Susan Tepper!! Please take a look!

A second October interview!

I have an interview up at Plain Wrap! MANY THANKS to Eppie & Wallace! Please take a look...

Friday, October 7, 2011

More . . .

Safety Pin Review pictures of Simon Jacobs wearing my story!

I have a tiny story up as Issue Four at the uber cool 

Listen to "centerpiece(s)", Simon Jacob's radio show, where he plays music, reads my fiction piece several times, talks about my blog, my poetry, etc!!!!


I have a poem up at TrainWrite, many thanks to editor, Karen Eileen Sikola. Please read "Coal Train", This is a very personal poem, that I wrote for a friend that I lost to suicide, earlier this year. I am thrilled to have it published in this lovely journal!

THRUSH Poetry Journal's Inaugural Issue
is less than two months away!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Here is all the September news!!

THRILLED to have TWO poems at Used Furniture Review!!
THANKS to Editors, David Cotrone and Susannah Lawrence!


Honored to have a poem up at the lovely Gloom Cupboard ! Thank you editors!


The Latest Thing You Should Care About at
Outside Writers Collective: THRUSH Poetry Journal
(Thanks Mel Bosworth!)


Now featured at Dave Bonta's Moving poems, Flight, from my poem, The Sights & Sounds of Arctic Birds - from my chap of the same name at Gold Wake Press, 2011.

Flight (The Sights & Sounds of Arctic Birds)
from Swoon on Vimeo

THRUSH Poetry Journal, now live, submissions are open!
Visit THRUSH  Poetry Journal 


I have a poem up in the September issue of elimae, along with beautiful work by Meghan Lamb, Howie Good, Parker Tettleton, Peter Schwartz, Meg Tuite, Jared Michael Wahlgren, Kristina Marie Darling, Eric Burke, and SO many others.  powerhouse issue!!!  Many thanks,! to Cooper Renner and Brandon Hobson!

Read  Footnote from Naxos


I have a poem up at Short, Fast, and Deadly!! for the Beatles lyrics theme issue! Thank You Joseph Quintela!!!  
Read another man here 

I have THREE poems up at the very cool Radioactive Moat! Along some great work from Nate Pritts & J.P. Dancing Bear, and many others!  Many Thanks to Paul Edward Cunningham and Bri Scala!  Here:  Radioactive Moat

Last but in NO WAY least, my THIRD chapbook, BLACKWATER: A PNEUMATIC DISTURBANCE , of 2011 has been released in print, by  Red Ochre Press,  it is included with the September issue (at no extra cost) of Red Ochre LiT Journal!!  Please order a copy here!! It is only 8.00!!  I am so grateful to Editor in Chief, Mimi Ferebee & Poetry Editor Dru MacArthur!  
Order Here:  Red Ochre Press 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I am so honored to have this videopoem, of my poem, The Sights and Sounds of Arctic Birds, from my chap of the same name at Gold Wake Press! MANY THANKS to Marc Swoon Bildos Neys, Nic Sebastian, Kathy McTavish, Ira Mowen, the Footage is from the Holocaust Memorial (Berlin)- AMAZING artists coming together in collaboration!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I am thrilled to have a poem accepted and forthcoming in the Foundling Review!  AND

MANY THANKS to Troy Urquhart at Willows Wept Review.  I love this journal and am honored to have a poem in this issue!

Friday, August 19, 2011


THRUSH Poetry Journal!  Please join me in welcoming THRUSH Poetry Journal into the world!


Helen Vitoria
Founding Editor
Editor in Chief

Walter Bjorkman
Associate Editor
Web Design

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I get interviewed LIVE, and read a few poems on Vox Poetica!! Thanks to Annmarie Lockhart!! You will be able to listen on blogtalkradio here:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Boog City Arts Festival! Brookyn NY

I was invited to represent Gigantic Sequins at a reading in Brooklyn NY at Unnameable Books! Thanks to Kimberly Ann Southwick, Editor in Chief!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

forthcoming: YAY

poems forthcoming in the following journals: Radioactive Moat, Gloom Cupboard, Used Furniture Review, Caper Literary Journal, elimae,Willows Wept Review, Lies/Isle, Istanbul Literary Review, Short, Fast & Deadly, PANK (print edition), and my 3rd chapbook will be coming from Red Ochre Press & I have a ton of work out I am still waiting to hear back on.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August elimae!!

The August elimae is now live!  This issue is GORGEOUS!  Words by friends like:  Parker Tettleton, DeWitt Brinson, Richard Chiem, JA Tyler, Frank Hinton, Howie Good, Katherine Sullivan, Tess Patalano.  I am thrilled to have my poem Note to Frank O' Hara in this issue.  MANY THANKS to Cooper Renner and Brandon Habson!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FRIGG Magazine - Summer 2011 issue is here!!

Honored to have EIGHT poems in the summer issue of FRIGG Magazine!!  Mad Thanks to Ellen Parker, Sean Thomas Farragher, & Dennis Mahagin!!