Off the Bricks Podcast Reading

15 May

Last weekend I joined fellow poets Janine Harrison and Nancy Kay Peterson to read our haiku from Haiku for Hikers (Brick Street Poetry 2021). Our readings are now live on Off the Bricks podcast and available at your preferred podcast medium. You can listen down below!

You can read or purchase the book below:

Author Feature with Heartland Society of Women Writers

1 May

My author feature and short interview about my poem “Hoosier Balladry” is now live! What a lovely spread and feature!

Follow them on Twitter to meet more Midwestern women writers! https://twitter.com/HLWomenWriters

Piece published in The Thought Collective

30 Apr

My short piece “Shock and Awe” was published in Issue #1 of The Thought Collective. The Thought Collective is an online and print journal focusing on exploration of thoughts in passing. My piece addresses global warming and climate change and can be read below:

You can read the entire issue here: https://issuu.com/thethoughtcollective/docs/the_thought_collective_-_issue_one

Virtual Haiku Reading Saturday!

29 Apr

This Saturday 4/30/22 I will be doing a haiku reading with Brick Street Poetry Inc. Myself and two other poets will be reading our haiku featured in last year’s Haiku for Hikers publication.

If you are interested in listening to haiku about hiking and nature, you can sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/7rEZFf5rXSw8xhbQ8. You will receive the Zoom invite the day of this free event.

Poem published in Heartland Society of Women Writers

29 Apr

Today I was Heartland Society of Women Writer’s featured writer with my piece “Hoosier Balladry”. Heartland Society is an online publication focusing on women writers with strong connections to the Midwest.

My piece “Hoosier Balladry” is a historical dedication to the people of Indiana who have fought against injustice using the power of words. You can read my piece below:

You can follow Heartland Society on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hlwomenwriters/

And Twitter: https://twitter.com/hlwomenwriters

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HLWomenWriters/

Illustrated Diaries Zine #1 Release

19 Apr

Last year my short non-fiction piece “I want to be normal” was published online via Illustrated Diaries. They complied these submission to release a digital e-zine which looks wonderful!

Edited and created by Molly Hensley, Molly “started this project to connect people with art, to help bring personal diaries to life, and to hopefully* ease the boredom & pain caused during quarantine”.

You can read the entire e-zine below:

https://melindadubbs.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/92d94-illustrated_diaries_zine.pdf

Poem Published in The Spotlong Review

14 Apr

My poem “Midwestern Sex Ed” is now live in The Spotlong Review, 3rd edition. You can read my piece below. Trigger warning for SA and religious trauma.

https://www.thespotlongreview.org/issue-iii-2

You can read the entire journal here: https://www.thespotlongreview.org/issue-iii-official-page

Poem Published in Plants and Poetry Journal

7 Apr

My poem “Verse for the Forager” was published in both the print and e-zine of Plans and Poetry Journal. The theme of the issue is “My core rises: mycorrhiza-collection” or all things fungi and mushroom. As a forager myself, I was immediately inspired to write about my own experiences and praise our Earth for all that it provides. You can read my piece below:

You can also hear my audio reading of the poem, read more of the free e-zine here, or purchase a print copy here: https://www.plantsandpoetry.org/my-core-rises-mycorrhiza-collection

Poems published in Periphery Magazine

6 Apr

Three of my poems are now live and published in Periphery Magazine: “Eco-tourism”, “Defrosting”, and “Security Theater”. Links are included in the captions and include images from Madison Case and edited by Caitlin Andrews.

https://www.peripherymagazine.com/post/defrosting
https://www.peripherymagazine.com/post/security-theater
Cover Photo by Madison Case. Edited by Caitlin Andrews.

Interview with Periphery Magazine

6 Apr

My interview with Periphery Magazine is now live! I spoke with Cait Andrews about my poetry and the influences of mental health, motherhood, and expression. You can read my interview here:

https://www.peripherymagazine.com/post/motherhood-and-catharsis-an-interview-with-award-winning-poet-m-a-dubbs