This is a record of existing, complete endearments that can be found (or have not yet appeared) online or in print. My thanks to the editors who have published them. Each of these magazines and journals is doing the good work and deserves support—if you haven’t checked them out, or haven’t recently, I encourage doing so!

For convenience, each poem is identified here by the endearment that ends it rather than by title.

   turtle dove
lady bug
butter bean

The poems above appeared in Southern Cultures in 2019 (print).

   bumble bee
cutie pie
angel eyes

The poems above appeared in the first issue of the relaunched NELLE, 2018 (print).

   my honey
my dearest dear
my sweet

The poems above, along with the procedure for making the endearments, are part of South Dakota Review 53.2, released September 2017 (print).

   my little love

The poem above appears in Spiral Orb issue 11, released January 2016 (online).

   sweetie pie

The three above appear in Really System issue 6, released April 2015 (online).

   my darling

The poem above appears in issue 7 of 111O , available May 2014 from Miel Books (print).

   sweet pea

The poem above appears in Open Letters Monthly, October 2011 (online).


The two above appeared in Fieralingue’s 100,000 Poets for Change: An Anthology (online; website no longer available).

   sugar plum
   pal of mine

The three above appear in BlazeVOX spring 2011 (online); they can be viewed or downloaded here (PDF) or read in the Scribd version of the issue.


The two above appear in issue 6 of the newly relaunched So and So Magazine (online).


The poems above exist.