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! Photos by Rachel Horvath, my amazing neighbor at Real Tinsel studios.
What I've been stitching...
Mostly mom... I'm tracing photographs of my mom onto translucent fabric, stitching the profile and then suspending the finished pieces from a very cool apparatus made by my landlord, Keith Nelson. The whole mcgillicuddy is mounted in front of a mirror. There's also one profile of me. :) I'm not sure what the final piece will be though I might incorporate letters mom wrote to my dad when she was 19 years old and letters I wrote to my parents when I was 19. Hmmm...
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