POEM: “What Can I Do?” *AND* Upcoming Events

What Can I Do?

Watch helpless the slow crawling catastrophe.

See the poison seep deep into our veins,

unable to find an antidote. Don’t call for a doctor.

In this world, we all need to go to medical school.


Upcoming Events:



Saturday, July 6th @7pm

Poetry at Manic on Main Art Gallery in Wadsworth. Poets Sonia Potter, Cat Russell, and Cris Shell scheduled. Free event. Books and other items available for purchase.


Thursday, July 11th @7pm

Broadsides and Ephemera open mic from 7pm – 830pm at Loganberry Books. I will be the featured reader, and copies of Soul Picked Clean will be available for purchase at the store.


Wednesday, July 17th @7pm – 9pm

Latitudes Poetry Night at Compass Coffee in Akron.


Friday, July 19th  @4pm – 7pm

I will have a table for book sales and signing at Peace, Love, and lil Donuts in Canal Fulton. Please, stop by!


Thursday, July 25th @6pm

The Write Stuff Author Group will meet at the Canton Winking Lizard for our summer celebration!


Saturday, July 27th

Literary Cleveland’s INKubator Writers’ Conference:

This all day conference is FREE and takes place at the Cleveland Main Library.




Saturday, August 10th @10am – 1pm

Local Author Fair at Dorrie’s Booktique in Lake Cable/Massillon.


Wednesday, August 21st @7pm-9pm

Latitudes Poetry Night at Compass Coffee in Akron.


Thursday, August 22nd @6pm The Write Stuff Author Group meets at North Canton Library. Bring 6-10 copies of a WIP if you’d like feedback, or you can come and just sit in!


Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope to see you at one of these events. Have a lovely week!

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