Many thanks to The Root Studio in Columbia, MD for the wonderful open mic last night, at which I was the featured reader. What a great setting in which to share my work! The video from the first half of the evening is here. Faye McRay, of Root Studio, introduces me around 54:30. I’m on … More Music and Poetry at The Root Studio
At this February’s Wilde Readings (in Columbia, MD), I read two poems set in family history, each written 15 or more years ago, and each of which I had not read publicly in over five years: “Cypress Boards” and “John and Harriett, 1837.” Each takes a bit of explanation to fully set the scene, which … More Family History, Old Poems, and Wilde Readings
I’m pleased to be the featured poet at the Root Studio’s Open Mic on March 8, 7-9 pm. The Root Studio’s open mics feature poetry and music, so it will be a fun evening featuring a variety of performers and performances. The Root Studio is located at 9140 Guilford Road, Suite D, Columbia, MD. And, … More Join Me at the Root Studio in Columbia…
I always have a hard time deciding what poems to take to a reading. Time is limited, even when I’m one of the featured readers. Should I present a variety of themes or styles? Or, should I stick to a particular theme and read a series of related poems? I end up taking more poems … More Poems I Didn’t Read
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
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
A few months back, I got an e-mail from Jessica Gregg, editor at Baltimore Style magazine. The magazine had decided to include a set of poems focused on sense of place and she had heard that I had some poems that fit that theme. I’ve had editors say they liked my poetry after either hearing … More A Poetic Sense of Place
Upcoming Readings: None scheduled at this time. You can usually find me at the the open mics listed below. Open Mics that I attend: Evil Grin Poetry Series, 6:30-8:30 pm, second Saturday of each month @ Evelyn’s, 26 Annapolis Street, Annapolis, MD 21403 Wilde Readings, 7-8:30 pm, second Tuesday of each month, Columbia Art … More Readings: Where you can find me.