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I’m so excited to see one of my poems about Texas published online at The Tishman Review.  I really love this new literary journal and I’m honored to be included in their fourth issue.

I wrote “Horse Lubber” after driving across the Lone Star State in October 2014 on my way to Texarkana.  Texas is like another planet to me, and I say that fondly. Have you experienced Texas? Have you ever seen a Horse Lubber grasshopper? They’re both HUGE.  My poem is small (unusual for me). Please go read it and let me know what you think.

In fact, The Tishman Review has a Readers’ Favorite contest for each issue – with cash prizes! Go HERE to vote for “Horse Lubber” and help me win some $money$. Maybe I will take you out to dinner if I win.

Photograph of Horse Lubber By Jerry Kirkhart from Los Osos, Calif. (Horse Lubber Grasshopper (Taeniopoda eques)) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Words Dance has published another one of my poems! “Texarkana Tap Water” was inspired by my time last Autumn in Texarkana, Texas. A gorgeous state – Texas is big enough to encompass many different kinds of beauty, from high desert to the hill country to the bayou. And Texans really set the bar high for hospitality. Much thanks to my friend Susan for the opportunity to immerse myself in this part of America, even if the tap water was quite…unique. My heart goes out to everyone affected by the floods. I suppose the eventual good news is that the state’s four year drought is over. I would raise a glass of tap water to that. You can read my poem here.

“Old map-Texarkana-1888” by Henry Wellge (1850-1917). – http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Texarkana&year=1888&extra_info=. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons  

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