My debut poetry collection, Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrance, was inspired by family photographs. Some photographs prompted my own memories, while others were taken before I was born or when I was too young to remember. The following account of my baptism came from a biography of my life titled, "An Account of … Continue reading Grief Songs Excerpt: “First Sacrament”
I recently had a conversation with a fellow writer about the conventional wisdom of needing to have a blog following to "build author platform." (I will always put that phrase in quotation marks. When I'm speaking, I use air quotes.) I advised him that it takes a big time commitment to read and comment on … Continue reading “GI Jive,” “Mairzy Doats” & #Tanka, too!
The Inspiration I wrote this poem several years ago after attending Christmas Eve services with my brother and his family. (I'd been away from the Church for a while.) The purity of the children's voices singing in Latin behind me left me so awestruck I was afraid to turn around. *from St. Luke's Facebook Timeline, … Continue reading A Christmas Eve Poem: Children Singing in Latin