My first ekphrastic poem, "Remembering Etaples," appears in the December 21st edition of The Ekphrastic Review: http://www.ekphrastic.net/the-ekphrastic-review/previous/2. What is an ekphrastic poem, you say? According to the Poetry Foundation: An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the … Continue reading Another Poetry First: “Remembering Etaples”
The following little poem is such an odd juxtaposition of subject matter and rhyme scheme, I don't know quite what to make of it. If the poet is trying to express the human experience we all share as we look ahead to the new year--despite the number of times it's been expressed before--the rhyme scheme … Continue reading Happy New Year!
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!