|Words for You
Ekphrasis? What’s that?
It’s the art of writing poetry about works
of art. Two of my poems have won the
ekphrastic challenge at rattle.com. You can
read them here:
“After My Friend Phyllis Shows Me the
York Times Obituary Headline” (link)
What will they say about you when you die? I
played with that question in this poem that
won the Poets Respond competition at
“It Won’t Make the News” (link)
For over ten years, I’ve written a poem a
day. This practice is both my anchor and my
kite. On this page, you'll find some of my
favorite ones from recent months. For a slew
of poems, check out my daily poetry blog,
A Hundred Falling
my ventures into video poeming, visit my
Getting The News from Poems:
New Verse News has picked up two of my poems
“The Last Lunch” and another about a
candlelight vigil in Brussels after the Paris
“Crossing the Divide”.
Ever feel as if you’re
pushing a rock up a hill? The lovely blog A Year
of Being Here featured this poem of mine recently on
just that feeling.
"Perhaps It Would Eventually Erode, But ... "
One for the Dark:
Because sometimes it feels so darn dark. Published
on the beautiful site, Journey of the Heart,
INTO THE DARK AGAIN.
Upcoming Book! Lithic
Press will be publishing a collection of three-line
poems and three-line illustrations I’ve done in
collaboration with artist Jill Sabella. Look for the
collection by November 2016.
Listen to the Music: One of my sonnets was
arranged by Robert McCauley and performed by Kyra
Kopestonsky and Colleen Mahoney. See the performance
here on YouTube.