New Poem and Essay Published

With the political climate both domestically and internationally heating up, we need conscious critical art more than ever.  Perhaps with this in mind, Gravel Literary Journal decided to open a "Trumped Up" blog in order to confront this atmosphere with quality poetry and prose.  I am pleased to report that they have chosen my poem "[this is how it begins--]" and my essay "Open Letter to the Baby Boomer Generation" for publication.  You can read them here.  Thank you to the editorial staff for considering my work!