I am pleased to have had two of my poems published in The Boiler Journal, a literary journal begun in 2011 by a group of writers from Sarah Lawrence College and which likes work that "turns up the heat, whistles, and stands up to pressure." My two poems: "Nightgown" and "Today I am Not" are in their current issue. "My Nightgown" poem is a revision of how I thought about that everyday (or every night) article of clothing, and I had fun meshing that with the surreal strangeness of the sleep state. And no, I don't own such a nightgown as you see in this image below although I have always envied the Myrna Loy's of the world who had the chance to flaunt such garments on the screen.
And the second poem, "Today I am Not" I see as somewhat like a list poem, but a list of absences or negatives. This poem became a linguistic platform to consider the "what I am not's" in my life, which, of course, can burgeon into quite a list--everything one is not in this world can be a whole lot of things!
The Boiler Journal: