May 30, 2017

We might as well be on the moon or Mars

I'm delighted to have a new poem included in Parks & Points' tribute to National Poetry Month, inspired by a trip my sweetie and I took to Yellowstone in 2015. Read "On This Uncertain Earth" For those of you who may be finding my work for the first time, thank you so much for reading. You can read more of my poems that have been published online here.  My chapbook is listed on Amazon, however, due to the death of my small publisher, I now have the only remaining new copies. You can … [Read more...]

In a city that loves the taste of marshmallow pies

I'm honored to have my poem "As the Story Goes" leading Issue 5 of Forage Poetry Journal on the poetry of personal myth. My poem is inspired by and roughly modeled after Vandana Khanna's lovely poem "Insignificant Beginnings," the first poem in her award-winning collection Afternoon Masala, which I reviewed here in the Daily News Journal in 2015. I think this is a great poem to model as an exercise: in the place you were born, what is loved? In Van's poem, it's "a country that loves … [Read more...]

In the dark may you see all you need

Today I'm glad to have two new poems online in the O Winter! issue of The Wild Word: "There's a God of False Starts and Tragic Mistakes" and "In the Deep of Winter's Forest" Read the poems For those of you who may be finding my work for the first time, thank you so much for reading. You can read more of my poems that have been published online here.  My chapbook is listed on Amazon, however, due to the death of my small publisher, I now have the only remaining new copies. You can … [Read more...]

Poetry in the Boro

The poetry scene in the greater Nashville area is incredible. I'm convinced a poetry addict can find an event or two to attend almost every night of the week. But you know what else can be incredible? Nashville area traffic. For those of us who live outside Davidson County, getting to and from events in Nashville is an exercise in unpredictability. One day you can do it in 35 minutes; another day add an hour or more to that time due to the excuse of the moment - a wreck, a rain shower, … [Read more...]

So Long to the Good Old Moon

I'm delighted to announce my poem "So Long to the Good Old Moon" has found a home at Ascent literary magazine. This poem takes its title from a headline in the July 4, 1969 issue of Life magazine - one of a trio I have, thanks to some creative gift-giving by my daughter, covering the Apollo 11 mission. As you'll see, the poem itself has little to do with the moon, but it has a lot to do with giving up our old ways of thinking about things - or at least, my experience with that. Read "So … [Read more...]