I have never been a fan of found poetry. Despite Annie Dillard's characterization of it as an "urban, youthful, ironic, cruising kind of poetry,"1 I have tended to view it as a scavenging type of affair involving perfectly good written communication cut-up, erased, and otherwise twisted about by people not clever enough to create something original. … Continue reading Finding Found Poetry
I am thrilled to share the cover for my first published novel. Telling Sonny is the story of a son who became an afterthought, told by a mother who had once loved the vaudeville show. Telling Sonny is scheduled for release by Adelaide Books next month. More details to come!
I am very pleased to report that my short story, "Cathy and Jimmy and Clarence Makes Three," has been published in the November 2018 issue of Aji Magazine. I wrote the story in graduate school in 1985, so it made the rounds of editors' desks for a very, very long time. When I read the … Continue reading Publication in Aji Magazine!
William Wordsworth's phrase, "surprised by joy," comes to mind whenever I experience one of these unexpectedly joyful moments of life. But I always, always forget that "surprised by joy" was occasioned by immeasurable grief. It's only when I go back to the poem that I remember. "XXIX [Surprised by joy--impatient as the Wind]" is in … Continue reading “Surprised by Joy”