The Fall issue of Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review is out, just in time for the holidays. What a treat! I’ll be savoring the art, photography, short stories, and poetry in this issue. You can, too, by traipsing across the web to here. I’ve got a poem on page 133 (145th page, when counting the … More Pancakes, Memories, and Poetry
The Winter issue of The Wild Word journal is out and I’ve got two poems in it, “A Winter Cardinal” and “Garden in Winter” (there’s a theme here). These are both poems I’ve had sitting around in one form or another for years. “A Winter Cardinal” was written about 14 or 15 years ago, but … More Winter and the Wild Word
Published in Do Not Look at the Sun, “Postcards from Paris” issue, 2011.
December 14th is the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting and tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Mass shootings and killing of innocent people continues in the United States. STONE WALLS Thoughts and words pile in my mind, as heavy and mute as fallen stones that form gaps in the walls that line Newtown’s roads and … More Stone Walls
I look forward to the second Saturday of each month. That’s the evening on which the Evil Grin Poetry Series meets in Annapolis, Maryland. There’s always a full house of local poets for the open mic portion. And, hosts Rocky Jones, Cliff Lynn, and Pam Winters always line up fabulous poets as featured readers. The … More Poetry and [Evil] Grins
HAMMOND BRANCH Creekside. Evening light filters through leaves. I know these woods— could navigate them in the half light of dusk, or even at night. Hammond Branch is different each time I walk along its banks. Rocks shifted by the current, a bit of bank eroded, water pooled behind a log, debris-choked, waiting for the … More Hammond Branch
AN EASTERN LIBERAL ELITIST SPEAKS I am tired of foolish thoughts, recycled phrases and empty rhetoric tossed out for consumption by the semi-literate masses weaned on sound bites, news clips, and reality TV. Call me a left-wing intellectual, a Phi Beta Kappa, Oxford-educated elitist— I’ll wear that badge with honor because I know it means … More Manifesto in More Than 140 Characters