Black Dog in the Sea of Monet,” The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts 

Firestorm: Poem Beginning with a Line from Jane Kenyon” Writers Resist, #113.

Spine Poem in a Time of Corona Virus

Then suddenly– / the end of travel / World of made and unmade.

The real warnings /

approximate darling / 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

[Go here for a translation into Chinese by Elaine Chang]

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.

ebolachap 015

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