Poet. Writer. Earthling.

April-May 2024


April has been a whirlwind of activity. Most notable was a trip with my siblings and our spouses to a cousin’s home in Vermont to view the eclipse. Annie Dillard’s classic essay comes the closest to anything I’ve read to capturing the experience. 


April also afforded me the opportunity to see and hear, in person, two fabulous poets—Andrea Cohen, at Worcester State University who appeared as part of the Judith O’Connell Hoyer reading series, and Marie Howe at the Blacksmith House in Cambridge, Massachusetts. If you have the chance to hear these poets read, I urge you to go!


Looking forward, I am delighted that I’ll be kicking off May as the featured poet at Speak Up at The Walnut Street Café in Lynn, Massachusetts, a favorite venue. The generous and warm-hearted Dave Somerset hosts this weekly event. If you are in the area, I highly recommend it (every Wednesday, 7:30 to 8:30—open mic; 8:30 to 9—the feature).


As for new work, I have a couple of new pieces coming out soon which I will post here. Most recent work always appears on top.


In closing, I wish you a peaceful, verdant spring, and an ease to any pain you or your loved ones are suffering.

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