Black Dog Enters the Sea of Monet in Compressed: A Journal of Creative Arts, part of the black dog series.

Firestorm: Poems Beginning with a Line from Jane Kenyon  in Writers Resist about the Australian wildfires

Spine Poem in a Time of Corona Virus

Suddenly the end of travel world of made and unmade,  the real warnings,  approximate daring of  bright dead things.  Same old story: failure, bread without sugar, the way it is.  Hail and farewell, ghost of belated heavens.  God particles elegy  of  small gods of grief.  May 2020

Unjust Spring in Pittsburgh Poetry Houses

Black Dog | White Snow in Green Mountains Review Online.

Icarus in West Branch.

Cento of / for Jake Adam York in Cave Wall.

in No Blues This Raucous Song


A limited edition chapbook from West Chester University, Ebola, opens with my poem “Entreaty Against Filoviridae” The project raises money via Doctors Without Borders.

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Previously, a local presentation of Speak Peace came to Arapahoe County Community College. Speak Peace is a collaborative, international project between Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center and School of Art Galleries, and Soldiers’ Heart, a veterans’ return and healing organization. Vietnamese children’s paintings on peace and war have been collected and writers have responded to them.

The picture, Tears, is by Tran Quy An, age 13.


Here is my poem:

After Picasso

The trees are on fire and planes fly

like large black birds. The bombs

dropped are painted packets of blue.

Brother and sister and cat cry

with heads askew and tears

falling. They look out at us,

their arms raised up, yet this is

no Guernica. As Tran Quy An makes them,

the children are grieved but not surprised.

-Lynn Wagner

Guernica was begun by Picasso May 1, 1937 in response to the bombing of norther Spanish village by German and Italian warplanes at the behest of the Spanish Nationalist forces on 26 April 1937.

The painting was initially exhibited in July 1937 at the Spanish Pavilion at the Paris International Exposition

Guernica by Picasso

Other Poems Online


Urban Haiku Poemeleon

Woman Blowing Soap Bubbles Valparaiso Poetry Review