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I’m humbled by this note from Lisa Henner, co-founder of Wisconsin’s Driftless Writing Center about my recent workshop: “Richard’s poetry workshop got rave reviews!”

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On November 4th, 2021 I again had the privilege of chatting with Audrey Nowakowski during a Poetry Break on WUWM’s “Lake Effect” radio program, and reading poems about the Milwaukee Public Museum’s mummy and King Tut.

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Thanks to Across the Margin, who recently published three of my poems: “Interlude,” “Still Life With Work Boots,” and “Thorn.” This website is a creative, artistic home for writers and wordsmiths.

In addition, much gratitude to writer Tabatha Yeatts, who read those poems and included “Reading Yourself to Sleep” in her outstanding blog. Thanks, Tabatha!

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A new poem, “Animals”, can now be found online in The American Journal of Poetry.

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“The Modern City”, a new poem, was published in the recent print issue of Pinyon, a national journal of poetry, prose, and art published at Colorado Mesa University.

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On Tuesday, June 22nd, I had the pleasure of again chatting with WUWM’s Audrey Nowakowski and reading my poem “Fragile”, about the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Rain Forest exhibit, during the Lake Effect” radio program’s Poetry Break.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“Praise for My Oyster Knife” was published in the Winter 2021 issue of Anglers Journal.

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My new poem “No Man’s Land” was published in the Winter 2020 (Volume 31, Number 4) of Mobius: The Journal of Social Change.

From “Coat of Arms”

A few pale stars wink out
over the horizon where a dream
uncoils and awaits. Revenge
sweetens the sky.