Pleased to say that both of my poetry books, Choosing a Stone and The Discovery of Heaven, have been selected for inclusion in the Wisconsin Poetry Collection at the Milwaukee Public Library. This unique reference collection reflects the contributions of Wisconsin poets to the state’s celebrated literary heritage through their published works, which will be housed at the Library in perpetuity.
On March 18th, I had the privilege of running a new workshop, “The Words Choose You: Poetry Demystified” hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW-Milwaukee. This online interactive writing workshop focused on silencing the internal critic and opening the creative imagination and designed to demystify poetry, bringing the poet’s essential tools (diversity, language, poetic architecture, and metaphor) into practice.
I had a wonderful interview with Audrey Nowakowski, which included readings of two museum-themed poems, on the radio station WUWM’s “Lake Effect” program on February 25th, 2021. Click on the link to listen to the full interview, plus find poems from Choosing a Stone that appeared on the show on other days.
My new poem “No Man’s Land” was published in the Winter 2020 (Volume 31, Number 4) of Mobius: The Journal of Social Change.
“Praise for My Oyster Knife” was published in the Winter 2021 issue of Anglers Journal.
From “Coat of Arms”
A few pale stars wink out
over the horizon where a dream
uncoils and awaits. Revenge
sweetens the sky.
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