Upcoming Book- Inner Sunset

My debut book of poetry INNER SUNSET, through Blue Light Press will be available by summer. It will be available on Amazon and I hope in local bookstores. The poetry deals mostly with being in San Francisco, the Sunset neighborhood, and its natural world. I am delighted to be able to feature artist Doug Gorney’s…

Featured Poem April 1, 2019

One from my upcoming book of poems- Inner Sunset. These past few warm days set my winter kale to blossoming. Stars        “Stars fell on the garden.”                    ~ Judy LaMar, Artist & Photographer   The kale went to flower and then seed.   In the midday warmth, pale green cabbage butterflies swirl and…

Featured Poem March 1, 2019

There is so much rain. I need a flower poem! Lotus A dried bundle of seeming death in the dark and silence, my winter hyacinth. First roots grow slowly. Then her densely folded, tender tip emerges out the bulb. Tiny leaves are blanched naked, cold white grubs. From the downstairs cold closet I carry the…

Featured Poem, January 7, 2018

There Is A Bison In The Front Yard Ancient rhinoceros of our plains, one solitary bull shuffles and snuffles through autumn grasses. Mahogany mane surrounds a neckless horned head, and drapes humped shoulders, carpets upper front legs. There the robe ends, exposing naked buttocks, slender ankles, delicate hooves. Barely balancing a bow-legged bulk, he precisely…