"The Great Pause" our world holds its breath as Mother Nature exhales sighs of relief recede clouds of carbon dioxide from towering cityscapes over brilliant barren avenues satellite images clear like a slate wiped suddenly clean wildlife boldly ventures out exploring storefront windows from sunlit asphalt lanes goats nibble untamed hedges wolves … Continue reading POEM: “The Great Pause”
POEM: “Social Distancing”
"Social Distancing" Socially distant, virtually inseparable the links between us: the ways we touch others, not warm fingers interlaced but swept across cool keyboards, music shared across balconies, tasting notes like a crisp wind crossing borders and boundaries, not the comforting embrace but the smiling face miles away, countries or … Continue reading POEM: “Social Distancing”
CURRENT EVENTS: New Year’s and the New (and Past) Decade!
In honor of the decade’s end, as well as the new year, I’m posting my reflections on the past ten years as well as my resolutions for the next year. I’m obviously thankful for a loving family that I’m proud of, so this post is going to concentrate on professional accomplishments and goals. 2010-2019 REFLECTIONS: … Continue reading CURRENT EVENTS: New Year’s and the New (and Past) Decade!
POEM: “A Few of my Favorite Things” *AND* an Announcement!
. "A Few of My Favorite Things" the smell of oncoming rain as my hair is carried by the wind rushing through the car's open window at 45 mph the ceramic and cloth sculpture of a sandwich no one will consume with anything other than their eyes the trade paperback of Sylvia … Continue reading POEM: “A Few of my Favorite Things” *AND* an Announcement!
POEM: “Ode for a Dog” *AND* Upcoming Events
“Ode for a Dog” You became a cosmonaut, the Moscow stray taken away from those frozen city streets-- your unlooked-for honor: to make history, to reach the heavens. . I wondered if they gave you a view, one last look at the world you left behind, or was that denied you along with escape, … Continue reading POEM: “Ode for a Dog” *AND* Upcoming Events
POEMS: Time Haikus *AND* Upcoming Events
The last couple months have been wonderful, incredibly busy, and absolutely packed with awesome poetry events. My reading schedule is a little lighter this month to fit my family’s summer plans, and I also have plenty of exciting writing things in the works. In the meantime, enjoy these haikus on the theme of "Time." … Continue reading POEMS: Time Haikus *AND* Upcoming Events
Poetry Month Continues *AND* POEM: “What I Hear”
. Happy National Poetry Month! I hope you have been filling each and every day with at least one poem. If you haven’t, I’ve got the cure for that: 30 Days of Poetry from Cuyahoga County Library. Also, if you happen to be in the Canton, Ohio area tonight, I’m participating in Writing Knight’s sWord … Continue reading Poetry Month Continues *AND* POEM: “What I Hear”
First Friday *AND* POEM: “Who Are You?”
Since I’m spending most of my time this month attending or participating in poetry events and promoting my new book, it seems only fair I blog more frequently to share them with you. So for the next month (or two) I have switched to posting every Friday instead of every other Friday. You’re thrilled, right? … Continue reading First Friday *AND* POEM: “Who Are You?”
Book Launch *AND* POEM “Butterfly Psyche”
One more day until my poetry collection officially launches! The poetry reading will include two talented Pittsburgh poets, Jen Ashburn and Jason Irwin, as well as my debut reading for my first published book, Soul Picked Clean. Mac’s Backs on Coventry will host the event, where I will also do a prize drawing and provide … Continue reading Book Launch *AND* POEM “Butterfly Psyche”
COVER REVEAL: Soul Picked Clean
I realize it's a little harder to get the effect of this white cover on my blog's already white background, but isn't it great?!* The photo used for the cover art for Soul Picked Clean was taken by Peggy Honeydew, and the book is available for pre-order by Crisis Chronicles Press as of today! … Continue reading COVER REVEAL: Soul Picked Clean