Coming soon: another from my Dear Z series to Alaska Quarterly Review. Stay tuned!
Bennington Review, winner of Best Debut Magazine at the 2017 Firecracker Awards Ceremony, Poets House in New York City, selected one of my poems from my Dear Z series. Read a brief excerpt.
I created a palimpsest of Marco Maisto's poem poem) (from next season: kilowatt-green variant. (Palimpsest: a manuscript rubbed smooth so it can be used again, with traces of the original showing through.) Read more of my process notes to find out how I wrote this poem.
Two of my poetry comics appear in Barrelhouse The Unintentionally Grim Issue #16, which had it's debut at AWP 2017——and has since sold out. Huge thanks to comic editor Killian Czuba for accepting these as poetry comics. I made these in the cold residency house in Wales. Get a preview of these 2 pieces.
The beautiful online journal, Typo, helmed by the incredibly kind Adam Clay, selected my poem [The Text Describes a Diagram] for Issue 26—a poem inspired by Isaac Sullivan's poems. Read it here, or check out Typo's site.
With some WWII & women's fashion trivia and literary references to Ophelia & Hamlet, this poem investigates what love is. Read the first few lines.
Stu Watson, one of the kindest editors in publishing, accepted On the Island of the Fire Eaters [we burn books and eat] for Prelude. Click through to read the poem, or visit on Prelude.
Even though I'd been creating poetry comics for awhile, I didn't know they had a name until I met Alex Rothman, editor of Ink Brick, at AWP. These are the first comic poetry pieces I submitted, the first to be published. Purchase Ink Brick e-issues to see them in situ surrounded by amazing artists and writers of po-coms.
Nate Pritts, founder & editor at H_NGM_N published Yours Is Everything in Issue #18.
letters from the land of white pith helmets & puggarees first appeared in decomP magazinE in Nov 2015, edited by the wonderful Jason Jordan. Read it here.
Birds We Piled Loosely took [in the Natural History of Projection & Bone], along with [fallen black figs] and [elsewhere scrims of light] for their online journal Issue #8. They named me a Nightingale; I was honored. These poems also appear in the Angle of Reflection anthology, and are part of my Dear Z series from my Can Serrat Spain residency. Read these poems and download this issue to read more incredible work.
On the Island of the Fire Eaters [have you heard about the Come-to-Jesus meeting?] appeared in Fanzine, issue 5 Sept 2014, an amazing online journal that teased this poem with this description, "Weather, planets, and many liquids converge in a new poem by Dina Hardy, selected by spring poetry editor Molly Brodak."
Folklore pg. 2651 Folklore, Folklore pg. 2652 Folklore, and Folklore pg. 2653 Folklore were all published by The Offending Adam Issue 168.1, an incredible online journal that provides insight into the work they publish. Editor Ryan Winet wrote of these three poems, "Hardy's tome—itself derived from encyclopedia entries—identifies the lines where such cataclysms have left layers of irradiated dust." Read this poems here, and in their home on The Fanzine.
Another from my The World Book project, Folklore pg. 2650 Folklore first appeared in Dec 2012 Lunch Ticket, an online journal from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Someone did tell me once to "put some lipstick on and dumb yourself down." Read this poem that also carries inspiration from Orson Wells's 1947 The Lady from Shanghai.
The awesome editors and poets Kiki Petrosino and Dan Rosenberg solicited work from me for the inaugural issue of their very cool online journal Transom. They selected 3 poems from my The World Book series: Dinwiddie pg. 1996 Diphtheria, Diorama pg. 1997 Diorama, and English Sparrow pg. 2360 Engraving. Read them here, or on Transom.
Cimarron Review published my poem Poem, or Catalogue of Paintings in their print journal, but you can read it here or on a PDF from this literary journal.
Florida Review Issue 35.2 published On the Island of the Fire Eaters [the flicker of death] and On the Island of the Fire Eaters [we play with our food]. Read these poems from this sold out issue here.
The Huntsman appeared in Fairy Tale Review's special online Red Issue (pg 64)—available as a PDF. Read cool poems, check out awesome art, or download the issue to explore later.
Phoebe, a journal of literature and art since 1971, published in their Issue 39.1, Glove pg. 3029 Glider and Wordsworth pg. 8857 Workers—two poems from my World Book series. Wordsworth also appeared in the Don't Blame the Ugly Mug anthology. Check out the poems here. Check out the anthology.
Early Morning Ichthyology appeared in Vol 5, No 3. It is older then Portland Review's online archive, but you can read it here. This poem was written during the Napa Valley Writers' Conference.
Agni accepted this early The World Book poem for their online issue, back when editors felt the need to apologize for not publishing a poem in their print journal. No worries, I said, years from now I'll link to it from my website.
Bellingham Review was the first to publish Amusements, Public pg. 276 Anaconda and Home pg. 3500 Honduras, both under different titles, both part of my World Book encyclopedia series. Read both poems.
Lampblack pg. 4242 Lamprey was selected in 2006 by editors Eric Pankey and Jeb Livingood for the annual Best New Poets anthology. Read the poem; purchase the book.
Bed pg. 710 Bee received the honor of publication (under a different title) in the Black Warrior Review, vol 33, no 1. Read it here.
Implement pg. 3676 Inclined Plane appeared in Burnside Review Vol 6, No 1 under the title Vol. I pg. 3676. little jesus can be found in Burnside Review Vol 4 No 1. Read both poems here, then purchase the issues for more poetry from Burnside Review.
Smartish Pace selected An American Exodus as the winner of their Erskine J. Poetry Prize—the first contest I won, the first time I got paid ($50) for a poem. Art Fundamentals was a finalist in the same contest. American Exodus also caught the attention of Greek novelist, playwright and poet, Alexis Stamatis while he was at the International Writing Program (IWP) and I was at the Iowa Writers' Workshop (IWW) at the University of Iowa, and exists in translation somewhere in Greece.