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!

The Shape of Change

I've been singing with One Voice Mixed Chorus for almost 20 years.  This summer, we will be performing Roots and Wings, a musical look back and forward to celebrate the chorus's 30 years of building community and creating social change by raising our voices in song (nice mission statement, no?).  I am beyond honored that …

Why Sweet Weight?

It's the title of my forthcoming book from Tiger Bark Press (June 2012).  I think about this book as a study in contrasts and contradictions. It might be somewhat ironic (am I using that term correctly? or at least better than Alanis Morrisette?) to celebrate weight as sweetness. But it IS sweetness. Once we are …


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