Vaccination Day Tanka

Vaccination Day Tanka perched on mother's lap two children unsuspecting needle pricks to scar tiny tabletop, wire-back chairs root beer floats a mother's love ♦       ♦       ♦ This tanka is another first, of sorts, because I let the form of the poem dictate the content. The impetus for writing about this experience was the day … Continue reading Vaccination Day Tanka

Another Poetry First: Tanka

I have been blogging for three years, and one unexpected result from following other bloggers has been the inspiration (and the courage!) to try new forms of creative expression. Here is what I have so far: A Video First: "Cape Elizabeth: 1962" (Video Poetry) A Fiction First: "Beware the Ides of September" (Ghost Story) Finding … Continue reading Another Poetry First: Tanka

Adelaide Authors: PIVOT

Debbie Richard is a fellow author published by Adelaide Books, New York. She graciously provided me with some photographs to personalize this review. My Review: Debbie Richard’s poetry collection PIVOT takes as its theme those human moments of recognition that come from connection to place, the passage of time, loss, regret, joy, and renewal--and in … Continue reading Adelaide Authors: PIVOT

Publication: “In the Days Before Spring”

I am pleased to report that my poem "In the Days Before Spring" has been published in the Spring 2019 issue of Pinyon. This is a print publication, so I've created a video for the poem. "In the Days Before Spring" is actually the precursor to my short story, "The Story of Henry: Chapter and … Continue reading Publication: “In the Days Before Spring”