A Little Poetic License

Publication Announcement I am pleased to have a poem of mine featured in another anthology published by the Peterborough Poetry Project.  The editor of the anthology describes it as "[A]n anthology of postcard poetry ("Post Script") with postcard poems, essays, and a little history of postcards and postcard poetry in the U.S." As soon as … Continue reading A Little Poetic License

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”

“GI Jive,” “Mairzy Doats” & #Tanka, too!

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!