Tuesday, August 23, 2016


I'm pleased to announce the publishing of 2 of my poems in the July/August edition of WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS - click here for information. Also this month, the August issue of VOICES DE LA LUNA published a poem you can select, scroll to, and read here.
Thanks so much for reading - and for your comments.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


After a bit of a hiatus,I am happy to announce the publication of 4 of my poems in MUNYORI, a Zimbabwean-American journal, based in Sacramento CA, and broadly international in scope. Do take look - click here for a direct link to my page or go to MUNYORI.ORG and click on my picture or name.
Thank you so much for reading - comments are always welcome and appreciated.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015


Little Eagle Press has re-published several of my own favorite poems over the last couple of years. And not just mine but those my many small press poets, all worth a 2nd or 3rd read, which is the whole point of RE/VERSE. Just click HERE and scroll down to my name. And while you're there, browse the other poets on Ralph Murre's fine site.

Another BrazilianTranslation

You will find my rendition of Brazilian poet Graca Vilhena's "Poema Comun"on Rosaliene Bacchus' Poetry Corner for November, 2015. I found Vilhena's poem a marvelous piece and hope you will enjoy it - I couldn't have done it without Rosaliene's collaboration. Click the link HERE

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Another New Poem on Rusty Truck + Voices de la Luna

Rusty Truck has published my latest political missive, "Listen Up, Liberals". Feel free to pass it on and re-post at will. For a direct link, press HERE.
And for something more personal, you might enjoy "What He Tells Me", recently published by the Voices de la Luna journal. To view, scroll down for my name on the page you'll get with this link: Voices

Friday, March 13, 2015

"Pantoum for Ferguson" On Rusty Truck

In addition to appearing on Rosaliene Bacchus' PoetryCorner for March (see post below), RustyTruck has formally published this poem as well. Thanks, Scott -- Here's the link: RustyTruck.wordpress.com - scroll down the righthand column and click on my name.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Featured Poet at Popular Blogger's Site

Los Angeles based Guyanese novelist and blogger, Rosaliene Bacchus, has honored me by choosing my pantoum on the deplorable Ferguson incident for her monthly "Poetry Corner". Do take a look and feel free to pass on this poem. Also included is a link to SplitThisRock.org where my "Ferguson" poem appears as well. You will also find many poems of interest on "Poetry Corner" plus a link to Ms. Bacchus' excellent blog site. Here's a direct link: http://www.rosalienebacchus.com/writer/Poetry_March2015

Friday, October 17, 2014

"EverAfter" and "Demons" and "Boredom" and more --

Five of my poems have recently been published, 4 of them in journal online versions - I hope you will take a look and I hope you will enjoy what you find.

"EverAfter" - here is a direct link: Postcard Poems

"Good Friday at Christ the King On Vine" & "Against Metaphor" are at Edgar Allan Poet
This link will get you to an electronic version of the issue - you'll find the titles in the Table of Contents.

"Demons At Midnight" is at Voices de la Luna
Click on October 2014 and you'll get a .pdf of the issue; "Demons" is on page 21

"A Certain Boredom" - Poetry Quarterly, Summer, 2014
This appears in the print-only journal available at Poetry Quarterly.com ($15-22). if you'd like a copy of the poem, I'd be happy to send one to to you - just send me an email request,

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Published in the May-June Issue of SMALL PRESS REVIEW

The SPR Questionnaire: Angela Consolo Mankiewicz 1. What is your idea of happiness? Working on what I’m passionate about and living with whom I’m passionate about. 2. What is your idea of misery? Being the last one left alive. 3. Where would you most like to live? Wherever my beloved is but if I have to pick a physical place, it would be back home, Brooklyn NY. 4. What is your favorite virtue? Kindness – and mercy 5. What do you most value in your friends? A hand to hold – and let go and let go of “sensa rancor” 6. What is your biggest weakness? Ohh – so many to choose from – I’m awfully susceptible to proclamations or intimations that I’m special. I’m also terribly susceptible to whatever is proclaimed or intimated by someone who actually is special. 7. What do you enjoy doing most? Working, making love, listening to Beethoven, listening to – and watching – Callas, reading and re-reading; live theatre. 8. What is your most marked characteristic? Physically? I had great legs. Still good just not so important anymore. Personally? I think a lot of people would say that I can be very cold. It’s a defensive reaction – I learned it in the womb. 9. If not yourself, who would you like to be? At this point in my life, I think I’d be very uncomfortable being anyone else. I might like to try on someone else’s personality for awhile, like trying on someone else’s clothes, but I have all I can handle with my own demons and would rather not take on someone else’s. Still, as a “try on”, I’d go for Callas, maybe Jean Paul Sartre or Einstein, Catherine the Great, a Rockette. 10. Who are your favorite writers? Anonymous is a favorite. Dostoyevsky probably #1; Gordimer, Paule Marshall, Coetzee, Balzac, James Farrell, the Greek playwrights, Toni Morrison, Edna O’Brien, Anatole France, W.G. Sebald, Beckett. Ignazio Silone, Pessoa, Verga. 11. Who are your favorite poets? Funny you would separate poets from writers – this list is pretty fluid but right now: Long Dead: Blake, Dickenson, Yeats, Browning, Shelley, Keats, Byron, Pope, Donne; Quasi Contemporary: Eliot, WC Williams, Swinburne, Levertov, Auden, Bishop, Stevens, Dylan Thomas. Frost; Today – dead and alive: Dario, Khoury-Ghata, Rich, Kasischuke, Kumin, Ginsberg, Olds, Doubiago, Larkin, Pastan, Anna Swir. And speaking of poets vs. writers, I am often struck by how very well poets write non-fiction, essays and how infrequently their poetry, reaches the same level – writing poetry seems to aid the writing of prose but truly excellent, long living poetry, poetry as art, remains infrequent. 12. Who are your favorite heroes and heroines in fiction? I don’t know that I have any – lots of favorite characters though, like Madame Bovary, Miss Julie, Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Medea, Electra, Antigone; on the male side: Ivan Karamazov, Richard III, Pessoa’s heteronyms and probably above all, the nameless 1st person narrator of Dostoyevsky’s “Notes From Underground.” 13. Who are the heroes and heroines in your life? I think Americans tend to overdo the heroic a bit, but I would say: so many women of color – men too – some that I know personally and others that I’ve only read about. And though I wouldn’t call them heroes or heroines, some well known people also, like Sartre and Susan Sontag who have influenced my thinking. And Tony Judt, Isabel Allende, Arundahti Roy, Stephen J. Gould, Angela Davis, Bernie Sanders, Jim Hightower. Resisters and people who work and fight every day for the powerless and hungry, like the late Dorothy Day of the Catholic Worker, like the people I’ve worked with over the years at Project Angel Food – I come in now and then, they’re at it every day, feeding the sick and homebound. 14. Who are your favorite heroes and heroines in history? Lady Livia, wife of Augustus (even though she was a monster), Beethoven, Vittorio di Sica and Ingmar Bergman, da Vinci, all the female composers we’ve never gotten to hear, Voltaire, Nietzsche. 15. Which historical figures do you most dislike? The usual: Hitler, Stalin, Attila, Dick Cheney 16. What event in history do you most admire? The development of theatre in ancient Athens and the building of aqueducts by Rome; the development of socialism as practiced in Scandinavia, France and Germany 17. What social movement do you most admire? The Civil Rights, Women’s Liberation, and Free Speech Movements of the 60s; Occupy – I’m still hoping. 18. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Music 19. How would you like to die? Very quietly and moderately quickly. 20. What is your present state of mind? Both anxiety ridden and content: I’m antsy, don’t have enough time, am never satisfied, and am happy with my lot. 21. Which fault in others do you most easily tolerate? I’m not terribly patient but I think I’m most tolerant, in general, of human foibles, of our poor judgments, our ignorance, sometimes plain stupidity, of not thinking things through. 22. Which fault in yourself do you most easily tolerate? Rambling – especially when I’m very tired. 23. What is your motto? From Beckett: I can’t go on. I go on.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

CRACK THE SPINE now available

The 2014 Crack the Spine Anthology is now available. It has a great batch of stories and poems to enjoy, including my "Blood & Diamonds". Take a look here.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


I'm pleased to announce the inclusion of my "Sestina For Solo Nights" in the recently published anthology, OBSESSION: Sestinas in the Twenty-First Century, from UPNE - University Press of New England. It's a beautifully produced book of more than 100 versions of this marvelous poetic form - find out more about it here. - also available from Amazon.com

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

New Journal Publishing

I'm pleased to be part of RD Armstrong's latest poetry anthology, LUMMOX 2: Poets on Place, available from Lummox Press. You'll find my page-length prosepoem "Anniversary .... Downtown L.A." there plus dozens more, essays, interviews, and reviews - a big, beautiful books-worth of poets and poetry.

Sunday, January 05, 2014


I am pleased to announce the publication of Leah Angstman's POIESIS #6 in which I am more than pleased to have 2 poems. This issue is filled with poetry, fiction, and non-fiction pieces - almost 200 pages worth to enjoy. You can order a copy here.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Publishing on CRACK THE SPINE

My poem "Blood and Diamonds" has been beautifully presented by the digital journal CRACK THE SPINE. It is in issue #95 of this page-turnable e-journal. The poem is designed over pages 19-22, and you can read it by clicking on the cover here and then clicking on the right/left arrows to flip the pages. Please do return to the cover page to enter a comment: scroll down past the covers you see for the "Comments" section - click here.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Re-Publsihing

Ralph Murre has just posted another poem of mine to his great site, RE/VERSE, "The Naturalist," originally published in the print journal LYNX EYE. Here's a link: RE/VERSE

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

New Poetry at "ROY's

The Fall 2013 issue of RRR - Ray's Road Review was just published and features a recent poem of mine, "A Poet's Poem". You can find it here. I hope you will enjoy it - Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

September Featured Poet on Popular Site

I'm pleased to announce being selected for September's POETRY CORNER on emerging novelist Rosaliene Bacchus' site, A Writers Journey. Rosaliene chose an excerpt from my 3-part poem, "When the Pain Stopped" accompanied by her own meaningful haiku, a link to Dr. Martin Luther King's "Overcome" speech, and commentary. You can get to the Poetry Corner here

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Poetry and Not So New

Thanks to a couple of subscribers, I'm pleased to announce the publication of 3 poems, all available online. The first, an older poem, "For You, Not For Me" was published last April by VOICES DE LA LUNA, an online and print journal. A .pdf of the April issue can be downloaded here. You will find me in the Table of Contents under "Select Poems". The other 2 new poems, "So" and "Why Religion Is a Better Bet Than God" are in the July BROOKLYN VOICE - they are the first poems to appear in a journal from my hometown and you can find them here. Thank you for reading - your comments are always welcome.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Poetry Month - A Belated Link

I am so pleased to be able to post a link recognizing a couple of my (own favorite) poems in honor of APRIL - POETRY MONTH. The post is from my good friend, fellow poet and short story writer, memoirist and journalist and a myriad of other wonderful things, RACHEL OLIVIER. When you get there, be sure to take a tour of Rachel's world - it's marvelous. Click here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Publishing at FULL OF CROW

I'm pleased to announce that the fine online journal FULL OF CROW has just published "Beyond Loneliness". Click here and then on "February 2013" and my name. Thank you so much for reading. Comments welcome.

Friday, December 21, 2012

New Publishing at RADIUS

Pleased to announce the publishing at "RADIUS: From the Center to the Edge" of my poem "The Machine Stops", initially inspired by E.M. Forster's short story of the same title. You can read it here.

Friday, October 05, 2012

NEW: Translation Collaborations

Announcing a new section I'm hoping will be of interest to you: I've been getting my feet wet in the grand river of Poetry Translation - always a big interest for me but never having the proficiency to translate myself. My knowledge is limited to high school Spanish, a semester of college French, Italian in Junior High and a lifetime of opera; German also from opera; Latin from the Catholic Mass; I also have a tiny smattering of Sicilian - the only language other than English that I have a truly decent knowledge of is a bizarre Albanian-Sicilian dialect which I understand but cannot write and can speak only under dire circumstances (!) ===================================== Now, thanks to upcoming novelist Rosaliene Bacchus, I've been collaborating on the translation of Portuguese poets - that is, Brazillian Portuguese. It works like this: Rosaliene is fluent in Portuguese and provides me with a literal translation. I then gather information on the poet, hopefully including audio, and use my smatterings of romance languages to develop what I consider a replica of the original in English, So far, we have done 4 collaborations and they are all posted on Rosaliene's fine website, "Three Worlds, One Vision". Click here for the site and then click onto "Poetry Corner". October, 2012 features our latest effort. The others are under "Archives": July, 2012; April, 2012; and July 2011. ===================================== I hope you will take a look at both the poetry and the many interesting features on Rosaliene's site. This has been quite an adventure which I hope to continue and expand - Comments, as always, are welcome.

New Publishing Notice

Pleased to announce that the print journal Naugatuck River Review,out of Massachusetts, has published my poem "My Dear Laurie" in their Summer/2012 issue. Here are the first 2 lines followed by the last 3 couplets -- Go ahead, kid, cry / all you want. // .... You tell that pal of yours, / you know who I mean,// that short skirts don't count/ if you wear panties, and// tell her to have another bourbon/ on me - and to watch over my kid// ===================================== Naugatuck is a beautifully done glossy of narrative poetry, published twice a year - their website is NaugatuckRiverReview.com

Thursday, August 23, 2012


The re-publication of a favorite old poem, "On Being Slow" is now at Ralph Murre's cool "Little Eagle" site: http://littleeaglereverse.blogspot.com I hope you will enjoy this piece - thanks for reading.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


A new political/societal poem of mine, "Invisible", has just been posted at that great site RUSTY TRUCK - hope you will take a look - comments welcome. To get to the site, click here and scroll down the Poet List on the right.