Poetry is sustenance and connection; meat and meet. Poetry has the power to illuminate the human condition. To bond crafted words and considered ideas, and, most importantly perhaps, create relationships between people. 

This is my pain, this is my beauty – I share it with you, and I connect with you through your pain, your beauty. Poetry is wings. It takes us from one place to another. It takes us to places we might not normally go. Poetry helps us feel less alone.

I have been reading poetry almost my whole life. Writing it for more than four decades. Poetry is the way that I make meaning. My published books are offerings of the mind and the heart.

Welcome to a place where you can read good poetry, find new book recommendations, and learn more about how to write your own pain, write own your beauty.

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From the notebook…..

  • A Handhold
    What handholds have you? When all around you there is difficulty – some of the season, some of the cycle, some of the seemingly endless pandemic, some of the suffering … Continued
  • To dig heels into
    I am not ashamed to admit that I have a large personal library of poetry collections. Because poetry books have narrow spines making them hard to identify at a distance, … Continued
  • Isolation and Poetry
    It has been by inch and trickle that the continued isolation and stress of COVID has covered the person I want to be. The person who has friends and laughs … Continued