“Origin Stories” up at Trouvaille Review

One of things about trying to work a writing life in around other commitments (a full time job, a full time kid, the occasional friend) is that sometimes it’s hard to get inspiration and free time to line up. What I mean is that often, genius inspirations will come to me just as a full…

Poem up at Last Resort

I have a poem up this week at Last Resort Literary Review, as part of their inaugural print issue. My poem was also chosen by the editors to be featured on their website as a “little taste” of what the issue will be like. This is…a weird one. I wrote this poem at a writer’s…

Comedy ‘listicle’ up at Points in Case

My sister-in-law Sarah has been one of my best friends for a decade now. Over those years we have spent endless hours talking about and working on various writing projects, and even more time texting each other memes and running jokes. Well, those text messages have finally paid off. We turned one of our text…

Poem up at Flying Island Lit Journal

I have a poem up this month at Flying Island Literary Journal, the online branch of the Indiana Writers Center. The poem, “Between the Devil and the Clear Blue Sky” is what I would consider a modern sonnet. It has the standard fourteen lines, but doesn’t mess with end rhymes. It’s a form I’ve loved…

“Waterside Bar” up at Dead Fern Press

My poem “Waterside Bar, Lake Michigan, 1:53 AM” is now up at Dead Fern Press. I found this website through a list of fledgling presses that had been started during the pandemic, and fell in love with their aesthetic immediately. Each piece of writing is paired with an image that reminds me of nothing more…

“Annie Sandusky, Queen of Grade 9” up at Bending Genres

I have a hybrid piece of writing up at the great journal Bending Genres. The piece was written as part of a writing prompt with Sarah Hennessey and Katie Doyle. We each photographed five objects, and sent the photo to each other to write about. You can see the photo I was given here. Each…

Two Poems up Sparked Literary Magazine

My first poems to be published in *coughyearscough* are up at Sparked Literary Magazine. The magazine collects works inspired (or ‘sparked,’ get it?) by prompts from other websites. In my case, both of the poems selected for the April issue were sparked by prompts from Rattle. The first “The Threefold Path” was written about five…

Review of “Meditations of a Beast” up at 87Bedford

I was thrilled to be asked to review Kristine Ong Muslim’s poetry collection Meditations of a Beast for the literary website 87Bedford. As the editor put it, I was one of the first poets published by their website, so they thought I might be a good fit. Review of Meditations of a Beast You can…

River Styx- Hungry Young Poets Reading

I was lucky enough to be selected to read some poems by the excellent River Styx Literary Journal for their Hungry Young Poets series in 2018. The event was at Tree House Vegetarian in St. Louis, so it was also a great opportunity to visit with family. Hungry Young Poets

Jervis- So it Goes, 2018

This might be the publication I’m proud most of. So it Goes is the literary journal of the Vonnegut Memorial Library. It publishes a print volume once a year, all around a central theme. Because of Vonnegut’s own military service, the journal highlights veterans. I thought the focus on veterans made it a good fit…