It’s a Matter of Record/Opinion

I’m excited to share the results of an inspiring collaboration I was fortunate to be a part of recently. My reading of “It’s a Matter of Record/Opinion” has been taken to an entirely different level through the original music and production of Elizabeth Hélia Kaisser. I couldn’t be happier with the work she did on this new track that can be listened to here on YouTube…

Songs of Selah #130

This week’s episode of Songs of Selah features a conversation with Beverly M. Collins who joined the program to discuss her work and read several poems from her collection, Mud in Magic.

I also premiered the new production of my poem “It’s a Matter of Record/Opinion” with music from Elize Kaisser.

Episode 130 can be listened to at the link below (thank you for checking it out and helping to spread the word)…

Setu Mag Submission Call: 2021 Western Voices Edition

Setu: A Bilingual Journal of Literature
Western Voices Special
3rd Annual Edition

Submission Guidelines:

Please send 3-5 previously unpublished poems
Times New Roman 12-pt font
Attach as Word Document
Include a brief third person bio

Subject Line: SETU 2021 WESTERN VOICES – Your Name

Deadline is February 15, 2021

Submissions should be addressed to:

We look forward to receiving and reading your work!

Scott Thomas Outlar
Guest Editor

Please visit to access past issues and find out more about other upcoming special editions, projects, and events.


My poem “Revelations in the Marrow” was one of the runners-up in the 2020 Yasou! poetry contest. Big thank you to judges, Joanne Olivieri and Elise Stupe for their consideration. The piece is set to be featured at their site in 2021.

2,000th Poetry Publication

I’m excited to kick off the new year having reached a nice milestone. My first poem to appear in 2021 at Dissident Voice is also my 2,000th poem published overall since beginning to submit my work back in 2014. Thank you to Angie Tibbs at DV and to all the editors who have published my writing. It’s been a fun ride so far.

“Of Twists and Turns” can be read here…