uprooted

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

the chaos of tumbling

Hold steady . . .  find your still point . . . get used to letting go . . . I was pleased to by honored recently by the Hamden Arts Commission and the Hamden Symphony Orchestra for my poem “Circumstance.” The poem won second place in the first ever poetry award co-sponsored by both […]

PechaKucha 20×20 Bridgeport Vol. 1

I have to admit that before the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport Connecticut invited storytellers to participate in their first PechaKucha night, I had no idea what PechaKucha was. It’s simple to describe: a slide show of 20 slides which progress through 20-second intervals–so a story in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. More than the slideshow, […]

Upcoming Events

October 8, 2016 Join me, Marilyn Nelson and Eric D. Lehman at Byrd’s Books in Bethel Connecticut for a Poetry and Fiction reading. November 29, 2016 I’ll be reading at the Connecticut Forest and Park offices in Middlefield, CT at 7:00 p.m. This is the kick-off event and the inauguration of the trail’s new Poet […]

National Poetry Month

April is the month long celebration of poetry. Join me and other poets at these events: Sunday, April 10, 1 p.m. at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 7 Canal Street, Westerly, Rhode Island Friday, April 15, 7 p.m. at Byrd’s Books, 126 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, Connecticut Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m. at the Minor Memorial Library, […]

Monet, Dostoyevsky, and some Lousiana Cypresses

Thanks to Timothy Quirk for recording my reading of “Giverny” for Nutmeg Chatter.   With Voices of Poetry in August, I read “The man sitting next to me is reading The Idiot.”  You can find this and “Giverny” in Reconnaissance.   Thanks to James Novoa for filming me at Housatonic Community College for my Writers […]

Writers in the Housatonic Classroom

Thanks to Peter Everett and all the students from Housatonic Community College for inviting me to speak and sharing their ideas about point of view, perspective and crafting a voice in poetry. Special thanks to my former student James Novoa spending your day off with me and for snapping a few pictures. Videos to come.

Back on the Vine

Thanks to Voices of Poetry and Hopkins Vineyard  for hosting “Back on the Vine” poetry reading and music event at the beautiful vineyard in Warren, CT. The wine was great, and the poetry was even better, spoken and sung. Readers included David K. Leff, me, Charlie Bondhus, Melissa Tuckey, with music by Carol Leven and […]

Riverwood Poetry Series

I had the pleasure of reading at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford yesterday, May 15, for the Riverwood Poetry Series. Joining me was poet Jasmine Dreame Wagner. It was so great to meet her and get to know her work. Both of us were invited and introduced by my good friend, David K. […]