Two New Poems in Columbia Journal

These poems in the Columbia Journal, both from my new manuscript (almost complete!), were written for dear friends, Natalie Kittner and Jessica Baran. Natalie’s poem came from a nightmare about tidal waves. FullSizeRender 27Jessica’s began as a text to her about a dream located in the landscape of the Lisa Yuskavage painting, “No Man’s Land,” part of  last spring’s exhibition at the Contemporary Museum St. Louis. IMG_1186The series explores the bureaucracy of the mind, envisioning a collection of governing bodies–a president, press secretary, cabinet ministers, and departments–controlling every aspect of the human psyche.

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