The Beauty of Faces

The Beauty of Faces

We hold tightfisted to the beauty of faces because photographs have no sound . . .

Loving the Maybes

At my home in Connecticut I am able to get out into the world and see possibility despite quarantines and shutdowns. We live at the top of a hill, and one of my routine walks is up and down (about 1/2 mile both ways). A bigger loop brings me around the neighborhood, about 2 miles. […]

Circumstantial Dragonfly

Circumstantial Dragonfly

She wants to quell vertigo as certainly as a guillotine slicing the perpendicular “Circumstance”

Aide Memoire

Aide Memoire

A poem from my latest collection Mouthbrooders, published by Homebound Publications. Visit the store to order and support National Poetry Month, Independent Publishers, and writers who want to share their words.

Brainwaves Video Anthology

Check out Brainwaves Video Anthology on You Tube. Take advantage of the filmmaker Bob Greenberg’s hard work, and browse a diverse anthology of videos featuring writers and thinkers from across the spectrum of literature and culture.

Mouthbrooders

During six months of vocal cord paralysis, author and professor Amy Nawrocki turned to the written word and fell in love with language again. The result of this exploration is her stunning collection Mouthbrooders, full of sounds and their echoes—ravens screeching, eggs cracking, and acorns falling. As Nawrocki struggles to find her own voice again, she […]

From the Archives: Pea Soup in October

Also from the archives, 1992. Blue Moon Diner   He might have been blind. In my hourglass recollection, I don’t believe he ever looked at me with his eyes–spacious, window-like; each blink the metamorphosis of a streetlight from red to green from grey to gray.   Aged cacti prickles crowned his head; roadmapped baldness charted […]

uprooted

Wanting to be seeded into the perennial world, the poet seeks the counsel of tiger lilies. from Mouthbrooders