Grief Songs Excerpt: “First Sacrament”

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”

#Bookreview: Minus One

My Review The poems in Elizabeth Merry’s collection, Minus One: The Story of a Life, are rich and nuanced with the fluidity of time and memory. I found myself rereading a number of them, each time with a new layer of meaning revealed. Minus One is the poetry of paradox: death in life visible in … Continue reading #Bookreview: Minus One

#Publication: “Family Reunion”

A Celebration of Poetry Deferred In January of 2020, my poem "Family Reunion: Newbury, Vermont" was accepted for publication by the Waterford Township Public Library's annual 2020 Poetry Leaves exhibit. (The Township is located in Michigan.)  I was particularly pleased that my poem had been selected because it was inspired by a return to the … Continue reading #Publication: “Family Reunion”