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Upcoming in June 2024: Blink-Ink: June 2024; Issue #56, Addicted to Love; "Denial"

Upcoming in June 2024: Apricity Press: June 2024; Issue #9; "At the Curb" (poetry/art quilt)

BathHouse Journal #25: June 2024: Surveying the Border; "Drawn Lines" (essay)

Eunoia Review: April 29, 2024: "The Berries" and "Home, More or Less"and "Thanks for Asking" and "Fallen Friend"

TILT 0004; April 15, 2024: (art quilts) All the Pretty Bones; At the Edge; I Worry About the Sky; Kelp: Sea Gold; Study for a Finding; The Water Is Rising and I'm Looking for a Bridge

Eunoia Review: March 20, 2024; "Appointment After Death"

Blink-Ink: December 2023; Issue #54, Family; "An Almost Empty Nest"

BathHouse Journal #24: December 2023: "dead ice" & "juice" erasures from Pride and Prejudice

Honeyguide Literary Magazine, Ocean and Water Animals issue, June 28, 2023: "Critical Opalescence: Ocean"; online and issue 6 print and/or pdf Nominated for Best of the Net 2023

Ravenna Press Triple series, Triple No. 22, June 2023 (print): 7 short stories: "The Ancestor Plant," "The Dining Table," "Tati's Necklace," "Other Weddings," "Traces," "Common Language," "Revolver Is"

Hayden's Ferry Review, online companion to "Re-mix" issue Spring/Summer 2023 Art to Read Series: 5 images of colorful book art

Blink-Ink: June 2023; Issue #52, Waiting for a Friend; "On Edge"

One Sentence Poems: April 26, 28, 2023: "Like That" and "Waiting for News"

Nanoism: #998; April 12, 2023; "She wants"

The California Printmaker, California Society of Printmakers Journal, theme: Changing Gears, April 2023: "Piecing the Future" (print article; pdf is on my website)

Streetcake Magazine (UK), issue 83: March 19, 2023: "Some Birds Fly" (art quilt, front and back)

One Sentence Poems: February 20, 22, 2023; "Riptides" and "Then There Is the Scar"

Blink-Ink: September 2022; Issue #49, Storm; "Under Control" and "The Dictator's Wife"

One Sentence Poems: June 22, 24, 27, 2022; "My Mistake" "Spin" "I Have Misjudged Someone Again"

FRiGG: Spring/Summer 2022, Issue #59; "Common Language" & "Sun Prints" & "Clown Nose" & "Other Weddings"

Eunoia Review: February 15, 16, 2022; "Deed of Ownership" and "One Crow Comforts Me"

One Sentence Poems: February 7, 2022; "Don't Say This Conversation Is Not Impossible"

Gone Lawn: January 31, 2022, Issue 43; "The Ancestor Plant"

Nanoism: #937; January 6, 2022; "The child said"

Unbroken Journal: January 4, 2022; Issue #32; "Everyone Is Named Patience These Days"

Briefly Write: December 29, 2021; Issue #7, Climate Emergency Issue; "Re: Action"

Blink-Ink: December 2021; Issue #46, Moonlight; "Feminism and the Moon"

Nanoism: #926; August 25, 2021; "Every time we meet"

Felt Matters Journal: Book issue Fall 2021; essay "Reading Felt"

Litro Magazine: March 13, 2021; Central Park essay "From Somewhere" February 8, 2021; "Berkeley Iceland," "Lothlorien Co-op," and "Pegasus Books"

Blink-Ink: December 2020; Issue #42, Mercy; "My Island"

100 Word Story: November 26, Thanksgiving, 2020; "Building the Butternut"

Eunoia Review: July 27, 2020; "Shelter"

Blink-Ink: June 2020; Issue #39B, Road Trip insert, Whammy Bar; "There, There My Dear Ghosts"

Matter Press Journal of Compressed Creative Arts: May 4, 2020; "The Hidden Owl"

Nanoism: #870; March 11, 2020; "She could either have"

Blink-Ink: February 2020; Issue #39, Ghost Bus; "Just Because You Have a Ticket" and "They Never Leave"

Blink-Ink: June 2019; Issue #36, Summer Romance; "A Suitcase of Kisses"; Nominated for Best Microfictions 2020

Chiron Review issue 112-113: Summer-Fall 2018; "Acceptance" ( link for documentation only)

The Pedestal Magazine: December 2018 Issue 83; "The Burn Zone"

Blink-Ink: December 2018; Issue #34, Uninvited Guests; "Greatest Show on Roof"

Unlost Journal: October 1, 2018; "Instability" and "Displacements" (erasures/photocollages)

Nomadic Press Journal, Wonder; September 18, 2018 "Houses Imagined"

The Ekphrastic Review: August 4, 2018; "Four Shorts on Cecilia Vicuña"

Litro Magazine: March 24, 2018; "Between Stops"

Eunoia Review: December 29, 2017; "Everything Is Temporary"

Blink-Ink: December 2017; Issue #30, Diner; photo: "Doggie Diner Heads" (photo)

Unbroken Journal: October 1, 2017 Issue #15, Halloween; "The Demon Tree"

Nanoism: #763; September 27, 2017; "You give me"

Blink-Ink: September 2017; Issue #29, Outlaws; "Right of Way"; a new 50-word variation on the story in my book art Fair Entry (see book art video here); Nominated for a VeRA

Every Day Fiction: August 17, 2017; " Kumi's Light"

Blink-Ink: Winter 2016; Issue #26, Space; "GPS"

Split Rock Review: Fall 2016 Issue #7; "They Must Agree" (also a version of this prose poem in my book art in the Housework series and in Alphabetical Lichencounters)

Blink-Ink: Fall 2016; Issue #25, Crossroads; "The Counselor Asks"

Gone Lawn: August 2016, Issue 22; "The Shelter of Bees"

Concīs: July 9, Summer 2016; "sit later" (an erasure)

Nanoism: #690; April 7, 2016; "Once again"

Eastern Iowa Review: Issue #2, essay & interview online April 1, 2016; "Switchbacks" (honorable mention for lyrical essay)

Dead Housekeeping: March 9, 2016; "Pennies and Velvet"

Cobalt Review: online Issue #16, January 26, 2016 and August print issue Cobalt Vol. 4; "[Bird] Clock"

Up the Staircase Quarterly: Issue #31, November 2015; eight books/boxworks

Rattle: Ekphrastic Challenge, July 17, 2015; Golden's Boston photograph chosen as subject for poetry submissions for month of June

Venus Febriculosa Blog: 6/4/15; Humument Contest; "Clownfish" (at

TheThe Poetry Blog: 6/5/15; Poems of the Week; "Better Than Television" "Will's White Hen" (at

Miracle Monocle: Issue 7, Spring 2015; "Still Life with Game Bird and Dice (Oil)"

The Poetry Box: Poeming Pigeons Anthology About Birds: April 2015; "Bird Man Does Not Work for Free"

Nanoism: #632; Feb. 11, 2015; "He was captured"

Emerge Literary Journal: Issue #9, Dec. 2014; "Love and Squashes"

Paper Nautilus: Dec. 2014; 3 tiny poems: "Tea is served" "The poppies lean" and "Subway Riders" (gone; not archived)

Diagram: Issue 14.6, Dec. 31, 2014; "Traffic Matter"

Matter Press Journal of Compressed Creative Arts: 26 weeks, Dec. 3, 2014 - May 27, 2015; the (de)fine (poe)try project, from act to zephyr

Up the Staircase Quarterly: Issue #27, November 2014; "Woodshop Encounter" Nominated for Pushcart Prize

Stone Highway Review: Issue 3.3, July 2014: pp.38-40; "Revolver Is" archived here in this issue at

Gravel Magazine: March 2014; "The Favor" (defunct magazine now, no website, no archive)

Safety Pin Review: Issue 50, September 30, 2013; "The Way We Count to Infinity" (archived)

Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine; Issue 14, June 2013; "The Pointing Finger"

Boston Literary Magazine; Summer 2013; "Alternatives" (documentation at list of contributors.)

Off the Coast: Spring 2013; "Temporary Treasure"

Poetry Pacific; 2.1; Spring 2013; "Not Falling/Not Moving" (also a handmade book from 2002)

Basalt Magazine; Issue 8.1, 2013; "Traces"

NANO Fiction; Issue 6.2, April 2013; "The Art of Flash Fiction and Handmade Books" (link to issue unavailable but article as pdf available here)

Fiction365; 10/22/12; also performed as part of Action Fiction! Number four; "We'll Always Have Parrots"

Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine (documentation only); Issue 5.2, October 2012; "Lucky" and "She Is the Keeper" (also a handmade book from 2003)

100 Word Story; June 2012; "Dog Bite"

The Monthly; Vol. 42, No. 3, December 2011; "Tati's Necklace"

Kaleidotrope; #13 (the last print issue), Fall 2011; "Sleeping Book" (also a unique felted book from 2008)

Generations Literary Journal; Issue Two, Spring 2011; "Compassion" (also a book art fabrication called Jury Box from 2010)

San Francisco State University's Transfer Magazine; 100th Issue, Fall 2010; "Carne: Making Meatloaf When I Was a Virgin and Before I Was a Vegetarian"

Pacific Center for the Book Arts Quarterly Journal The Ampersand Summer 2007, Vol. 24, No. 4; "Snapshots of Book Art in Asia"

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