The Howard County Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (HoCo APFO) blog linked to my poem/video, Ode to US 1, Howard County again. Looks like they might trot this out each time they want to comment on the impact of redevelopment along US 1. That’s fine with me. That was the point of writing the poem. I’m … More Route 1 Revisited
The Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, Spring/Summer 2017 issue is now available… and I’m in it. You can skip straight to page 134 for my poem, “Patuxent River Bridge,” or peruse the entire journal. Do the latter… it’s beautiful. A work of art on its own.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Julie Urbanik at the recent American Association of Geographers meeting in San Francisco. We had each volunteered as mentors and, while waiting for students to assemble in the room, introduced ourselves and got to talking. Julie mentioned she had started a non-profit, The Coordinates Society, focused on bringing … More Coordinating Creative Geography
The tire swing hangs straight, rope unbent by play, time unmarked by a daydreamer’s lazy pendulum; grass has grown into the bare patch where feet once scraped and pushed off for speed. The children are gone, to other trailer parks, acres of double-wides in the sun, clean, suburbanized, orderly, and out of the way; to … More The Tire Swing
The prostitutes flow, county to county, pushed by tides of indignation, slowed by pools of indifference, unseen, unnoticed, unknown by most, but they are there, at the bars near the track, on the corners near the cheap motels, in the parking lot behind the diner. They flow, county to county, in a jurisdictional eddy, Anne … More Patuxent River Story
The immigrant in his food truck, parked at the edge of the lot, sells reminders of home— pupusas, tamales, tortillas— to hungry laborers coming off shifts, or waiting for work in the morning light; to men whose families wait back home for the monthly remittance, or the fee for the coyotes to bring them North. … More The Food Truck
Video and narration of my poem, “Ode to US 1, Howard County, Maryland.” Photos by author. Maps and imagery courtesy Howard County Planning and Zoning.