Fall 2022 Poetry Reading Series, #6


The sixth poem in this series is “Our Latest Fashion Accessories…” [https://www.rigorous-mag.com/v5i4/jackie-oldham.html]. It appeared in Rigorous Magazine on December 31, 2021. The impetus for this poem was the constant use of the phrase “our black and brown people” by everyone from cable news hosts to friends. This reading was recorded on December ­­­3, 2022.

Fall 2022 Poetry Reading Series, #5


The fifth poem in this series—and my third and final poem published in Global Poemic—is “Brood X Symphony (The 17-Year Cicadas)” [https://globalpoemic.wordpress.com/2021/07/12/brood-x-symphony-the-17-year-cicadas/]. It appeared on July 12, 2021, during the Covid pandemic, but its subject was a different scourge I was facing that summer: the dreaded 17-year cicadas! In my lifetime, I had already encountered … More Fall 2022 Poetry Reading Series, #5

Fall 2022 Poetry Reading Series, #3


My third published poem is titled “I Don’t Want to Play The “Capitol” Edition of Clue™”. It appeared on January 25, 2021, in the online journal Oddball Magazine [https://oddballmagazine.com/poem-by-jackie- oldham-2], 19 days after the January 6th Insurrection in Washington, D.C. Like many of you, I watched the Insurrection unfold on live television, and it took … More Fall 2022 Poetry Reading Series, #3

October Surprises


Autumn is my favorite season, and October is my favorite month(!), most likely because they’re the season and month of my birth. For much of my life, October was a banner month for birthdays in my family: my Aunt Elnora (October 4th), my little brother David (October 6th), my Great-Uncle Sonny (October 9th), his sister … More October Surprises

25th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference – Part II


Publishing & Editing Sessions The three Sessions covered distinct aspects of the publishing and editing process: finding an agent, submitting work to literary magazines, and revising your writing. The approaches to these topics were also very different but enlightening. Shedding Light on the Agent Hunt – Elle E. Ire & Jose Iriarte Married authors Elle … More 25th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference – Part II