War and Peace

Today is the 100th anniversary of the armistice that effectively ended the First World War, the “war to end wars,” as President Woodrow Wilson put it. We know, of course, that it did not end war and, in fact, helped create the conditions that led to another, even more heinous war. An act of terror … More War and Peace

Poetry in Glenarden

Had a great time at the With Pen in Hand: Spotlight on Poetry gathering at the Glenarden Public Library last night. What a great group of poets! I read two poems: “The Glass,” from my chapbook Shards of Blue, and “I Saw God the Other Day,” each shared below. THE GLASS [Mary Townsend Ratcliff, 1873] … More Poetry in Glenarden

Poetry in hand at the Glenarden Library

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be one of the featured poets at PEN IN HAND: Spotlight on Poetry reading at the Glenarden Library, 8704 Glenarden Pkwy, Glenarden, MD. On Monday, November 5 at 6 pm.  Other featured and truly wonderful poets include Diane Wilbon Parks, Jesse Alexander, Michelle Stokes, and Ladi Di Beverly. Hiram … More Poetry in hand at the Glenarden Library

Hammond Branch

HAMMOND BRANCH I. Evening light filters through leaves. I know these woods— could navigate them in the half light of dusk, or even at night. I’ll sit here, write a few lines, read another poem or two. II. Water flows over granite ledges, through gaps between boulders, past the rocks on which I sit. Upstream, … More Hammond Branch