Poet / Writer
Poet / Writer
To the poet, the human community is like the community of birds to a bird, singing to each other.
Love is one of the reasons we are singing to one another, love of language itself,
love of sound, love of singing itself, and love of the other birds.
— Sharon Olds
In seventh grade, I stumbled across Sylvia Plath’s Ariel in the school library. I was too young to fully understand the existential grapplings heavy in her poems, but I knew that those poems said something in what they didn’t say. That presence of absence is, I think, what primarily draws me to poetry — the reading and writing of it. And what inspires me again and again, as a maker of language-art, is that I can, with the very same medium I use to order a pizza, attempt to craft an expression — from words, sounds, and silence — that precisely resonates some smidge of this incredible experiment in being human.
Speaking / Presenting / Art Exhibits
“Love You Longmont” episode, on Longmont Channel 8, about “What Unfolds” exhibit at Arts Longmont Gallery, 3/14/17
(I show up at ~13 minutes, then later at 23:13, then they cut to another person for a smidge, then I finish the video.)
I conduct one-on-one poetry consultations by phone, by email, and in person.
Poet but don’t know it? Contact me
Though the poetry publishing biz ain’t my favorite game, I hope to put out a print volume of poems in my lifetime. Until then, I have a CD of 21 poems, written between 1998 and 2002 — some the stuff of a beginning poet, some pretty enduring — and all yours for a ten-spot, plus S&H.
Good poetry cheap? Contact me