Welcome to my web home!
Poetry. Visual Art. Random thoughts.
What's Been Published!
Days as a Bartender Pay Off!
Go to the "Poetry" section on this website to see the poem that won and how I'm rewriting it.
So honored to have FIVE POEMS in this wonderful publication!
what editors say ...
You have a lovely, clear voice that rings true for the reader.
I love this poem. My girlfriend and I will only wear black when we eat out.
-- Michelle Hartman, Editor of Red River Review
Your poems show a side of and take an angle on Ritual that is unique among our submissions, and we think they would be an excellent addition to the Issue.
-- Troy Payne, Editor of Lantern Journal
These concrete details are lovely; their settings stronger still. Your understanding of how to move a piece forward, how to give it motion, is a true strength.
-- Judge from Sustainable Arts Foundation
Thanks for sending us your work, and we’ll be very pleased to include it in one of our poetry issues. I’m thrilled to be able to include your work.
-- Dr. Christopher Todd Anderson, Guest Poetry Editor, The Midwest Quarterly
wHAT i'VE BEEN DOING...
Laughing is what I've been doing a lot! Photo by Rachel Horvath, my amazing neighbor at Real Tinsel studios.
What I've been stitching...
Road Work.. was the working title of this project but the actual title is There Were Signs. I took photos of construction symbols painted on the pavement in my neighborhood as well as broken roads, printed the photos on organza and stitched them onto beaded tulle and sheer rayon. Then I hung those diaphanous ribbons onto broken bicycle spokes.
Thanks to Jesse Kuester at Wheel and Sprocket for taking apart an old wheel for me!
what readers say ...
Lyrical and sensitive …
-- Jayshree M. Tripathi
I really enjoyed this uplifting poem which celebrates the power of the perfect shoe.
-- Pamela Newham
I love this, and I really relate to the torn feelings you so eloquently shared.
-- Stephanie Gagos