Saipan and Guam Poems

In 2007, I traveled to Saipan and Guam for work. During the time there, I visited several World War 2 sites. These poems were written following those visits. BANZAI CLIFF, SAIPAN Monuments to peace stand as silent sentinels. Waves, rocks remember that day of fear at cliff’s edge when women and children leaped. Soldiers laid … More Saipan and Guam Poems

After the drought…

… a bit of good news on the publishing front. I’ve had two poems accepted for publication. This, after a series of declines through the spring and early summer. “The Book Of” will appear in Fourth & Sycamore on September 19. This will be my third appearance in that journal, one of my favorites (and … More After the drought…

The Road to Rio

Rio de Janeiro has been in the news a lot during the run up to the Olympics– stories about the pollution, corruption, crime, poverty, repression and police brutality, as well as stories about the beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, history. In other words, the usual stories about Rio. With the Olympics starting tomorrow, Friday, August 5, … More The Road to Rio