It was also the year I broke out into fiction and published the first flash fiction stories I attempted, which became the Sara's Siren Song Trilogy.
And last but not least, it was the year my second chapbook, The Ocean Between Us, got accepted and published by Backbone Press!
2017: Year in Review
Jan---“Calle del Cristo” in the Arte Latino Now exhibit from Jan17 to Feb 17.
Feb—“Point of No Return” (sonnet) reprinted in Shabda Press’s Nuclear Impact anthology on Amazon.
—“Seagrapes” appears in The Australian Times, illustrated.
March --“Origins” (sonnet) on Red Bird Chapbook’s Weekly Read feature page/and fb. 3-14-17
April – “Wings” in The Ghazal Page 4-15-17
-- “The Surest Poison” in Thirty West Publishing’s website as winner of their sonnet challenge!
May – “The Surest Poison” and “Blood Pacts” (both sonnets) in a16 page chaplet by Thirty West Publishing with other formal poetry winners.
June—“The Astronomer’s New Eyes” in Whale Road Review.
----“The Last Thing I’ll Lose” repubbed in Highland Park Poetry’s The Muses Gallery (Birds-themed issue.) (6-4-17).
—“Plague Graffiti” featured on Songs of Eretz 6/28/17
— “Story of the Stones” in The Ginger Collect
----“Under a Graveyard Sun” in The Ginger Collect.
July—“Sara’s Siren Song,”“Sara’s Second Chance” and “Sara’s Love Song” a flash fiction trilogy published by Alsina Publications on their Lingobite language learning app. Selina Fenech’s illustration “Saviour” is the cover.
Aug—The Ocean Between Us chapbook accepted by Backbone Press on 8/14. It consists of 26 poems, some previously published, in two sections: Puerto Rico poems and Florida poems.
Oct 22— The Ocean Between Us published.
Nov--"Blood Pacts” nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Thirty West Publishing House!
Dec—The Ocean Between Us added to the FIU Faculty publication collection at the FIU libraries!