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POETRY

Published Poetry by Frances Koziar

 

2022

-- Upcoming "Skin" (cultural discrimination) and "In the Shadows, We Stand" (discrimination). 2022 in Wards, Issue 7 ("Resist" theme). [Free access]

2021

-- "Between the Lines of History" (gay history, Aztec). Published December 2021 in Poetry South. [Paid access] https://www.muw.edu/poetrysouth

-- "Ableist" (ableism). Published December 2021 in Vallum: Contemporary Poetry. [Free access] https://vallummag.com/frances-koziar-ableist/

-- "In Response to the Literary Magazine that Wanted More Privilege" (classism). Published November 2021 in Sutterville Review [Free access]

-- "Hurricane" (sexism, trauma) and "Help" (childhood trauma). September 2021 in decomP. [Free access] https://decompjournal.com/issue-3-poetry

-- "Caring" (caretaking, life partner) and "Senses" (cultural difference). Published August 2021 in Catchwater Magazine, Issue 2. [Free access] https://www.catchwatermagazine.com/issue-2-junk

-- "Buried" (isms), "Parting" (grief), "Alabaster" (child's death), "Morning" (humour). Published July 2021 in The Fib Review, Issue 39 [Free access] http://www.musepiepress.com/fibreview/frances_koziar1.html

-- "Daughters" (death of a child). Published June 2021 in Straylight [Free access] https://straylightmag.com/poetry-daughters/

-- "Voices in the Quiet" (depression) and "The World Has No Interest in Great Love Stories" (loss). Published June 2021 in Shot Glass Journal, Issue 34. [Free access] http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/frances_koziar1.html

-- "When People Fall From the Sky" (poverty, pandemic). Published February 2021 in Acta Victoriana, Issue 145.1 [Free access] https://issuu.com/actavictoriana/docs/av145.1_full_final_compressed_-1

(Note: The end of the poem was accidentally moved to pg. 25, starting with "your privilege")

-- "We Come Together" (poverty). Published February 2021 in So to Speak [Free access] http://sotospeakjournal.org/we-come-together/

-- "By Train" (lost love). Published January 2021 in Saint Katherine Review. [Free access] https://www.stkathreview.org/by-train/

-- "Trauma" (PTSD) and "Mirror, Mirror" (sexism). Published January 2021 in Coffin Bell, Issue 4.1. [Free access] https://coffinbell.com/volume-4-issue-no-1/

2020

-- "Mage-born" (fantasy), "Ruins" (literal); and "Traveller" (the past). Published December 2020 in Wintermute. [Free access] http://www.wintermutelit.online/2020/12/three-poems.html

-- "The Man with the Shirt" (poverty). Published July 2020 in Fearsome Critters, Volume 3. [Paid access] https://www.fearsomecrittersmag.com/

-- "Moonchild" (fantasy), "Death" (childhood trauma), and "Toys" (gender normativity). Published July 2020 in Thin Air Magazine. [Free access] https://thinairmagazine.org/2020/07/20/three-poems-by-frances-koziar/

-- "Life" (depression). Published June 2020 in Stonecrop, Issue No. 03 [Paid Access] https://stonecropmag.submittable.com/submit/85529/purchase-copies

-- "Before You" (abusive relationships) and "Moments" (grief). Published May 2020 in DASH [Paid access] http://english.fullerton.edu/publications/dash.aspx

-- "It is a Gift" (mental "illness"). Published May 2020 in Open Minds Quarterly [Paid access] https://www.openmindsquarterly.com/product-category/issues/2020-issues/ 

-- "This City: Our Home" (fantasy). Published May 2020 in Silver Blade, Issue 46 [Free access] https://www.silverblade.net/category/issue-46/issue-46-poetry/

-- "Circling” (hope). Published May 2020 in Spadina Literary Review, Issue 37 [Free access] https://www.spadinaliteraryreview.com/SR37-Cvr.html

-- "Silence" (grief). Published March 2020 in Dime Show Review [Free access] https://www.dimeshowreview.com/silence-by-frances-koziar/

--"Stardust” (grief). Published March 2020 in Roanoke Review [Free access] https://www.roanokereview.org/poetry2020/frances-koziar

--"Gratitude" (trauma). Published February 2020 in Acta Victoriana, issue 144.1. [Paid access] https://actavictoriana.ca/

-- "The Lost” (oppression) and “Escape” (nature). Published January 2020 in Shot Glass Journal, Issue 30. [Free access] http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/issue30/frances_koziar1.html

2019

-- "Unexpected Solitude" (isolation). Published December 2019 in Brushfire, 72:1. [Free access] https://issuu.com/brushfire/docs/brushfire_2019_fall_finalized

-- "A Conversation" (connection) and "Beside Me" (war). Published December 2019 in Dodging the Rain. [Free access]

https://dodgingtherain.wordpress.com/2019/12/20/frances-koziar-a-conversation/

-- "Darkness and Dreams” (trauma) and “Phantoms and Relics” (trauma). Published November 2019 in Poetry Pacific. [Free access] https://poetrypacific.blogspot.com/2019/11/2-poems-by-frances-koziar.html

-- "The Pond" (pensive). Published September 2019 in Snapdragon, Issue 5.3 (broken/whole). [paid access]

https://www.snapdragonjournal.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

-- "Cinderella’s Shoes” (love) and “Fireflies” (fear/fantasy). Published February 2019 in Shot Glass Journal, Issue 27. [Free access] http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/issue27/frances_koziar1.html

OLDER POETRY (2014-2018)

-- "Once” (social justice), “When I Loved Her” (love), and “Sapphire” (loss). Published December 2018 in Voice of Eve, Issue 5. [Free access] https://www.voiceofeve.net/issues


-- "Paint” (abusive people). Published January 2017 in Breath and Shadow. [Free access] https://www.abilitymaine.org/BS2017Winter


-- "Lost” (depression, sleep). Published January 2016 in The Tracery of Trees, Anthology by the Poetry Institute of Canada. Award of Excellence. [Print but no longer available: see "Print Re-Publications" Tab for the poem]

-- "Rain" (isolation) and "Darkness Falling” (trauma/abuse). Published July 2015 in Axil Art Magazine. [Free access] http://waxpoetryart.com/axil/contents/2015/frances_koziar2.html


-- "Tomorrow" and "True to Him”. Published in 2014 in Axil Art Magazine. [Free access] http://waxpoetryart.com/axil/issues/001/franceskoziar.html