Finishing Line Press will publish my full-length book "In the Shadow of Beauty" in Jan. 2025. They will also publish my chapbook "Ward 81" based on the photography of Mary Ellen Mark. I continue to write autobiographical and ekphrastic poems. << New text box >>


Joseph Brodsky on receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature:


"The one who writes a poem writes it above all because verse writing is an extradordinary accelerator of consciousness, of thinking, of comprehending the universe.  Having experienced this acceleration once, one is no longer capable of abandoning the chance to repeat this experience . . ."

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Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Center (also next two pictures), Warren Wilson MFA alums, reading at Park Road Books, and with the man who keeps all this going.

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