Now that I have your attention, I'd like to invite you to join me next week, May 15, 8:30 pm at Poets & Pints.  If you already regularly attend this cool event, FYI it's starting later than usual this month.  If you haven't caught me at a reading yet, now's a good time to check out …


That's what I always used to call it when I came this close to winning a contest (as in "always the bridesmaid, never the bride..."  So of course I was disappointed to not win the Midwest Independent Publishing Association Award, but hey, at least my book was nominated!  I appreciate the recognition.

The Poetry of Stone

Did you ever have a vision? Did you imagine it was possible to turn it into reality?  Even though I teach creative writing myself, I have attended many a summer poetry seminar over the years since graduate school, from Provincetown Fine Arts Center to Split Rock Arts Workshops in Minnesota.  Aside from enjoying the thrill …

Scoundrel Time

I'm happy to have two poems from Simples featured this week in Scoundrel Time.  Check it out!