gotta get away from me

This weekend was the annual Poetry and Prose Getaway in Cape May, organized and hosted by Murphy Writing Seminars. It was, in a word, AMAZING. This is not unusual. The prompts were crazy-difficult again. I got two solid drafts out of them, poems that I’m happy with and think will fit well in the manuscript […]


Please stop what you’re doing right now and go read this poem. Trust me, you will not be sorry.

wrapped up in clovers

Ok, so a couple cool things happened this week. 1. I finished reordering the manuscript, and when I say “finished reordering the manuscript,” I mean “I put it into a brand-spanking-new document on my Mac and it’s now saved as A Door Opens At Night Version 2.docx and it’s ready to be released to the […]

frank o’hara’s “having a coke with you”

I saw this on YouTube this morning, and it’s so delightful I had to share it. [youtube=] I could spend all day watching poems. I can’t decide which lines in this poem are the best: it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still as solemn as unpleasantly […]

some piece of you stays in me and i’ll never give it back.

If you have already heard the news, please forgive me for repeating it.  But just in case you haven’t: Dean Young, a wonderful poet who also happens to be a lovely and generous person, is in need of some help. You can read the details here; I urge you to give what you can, if […]

drop drop

It’s weird to me that I used to blog all the time, and now it’s all I can do to get here a few times a month. At any rate, some poetry news: Acceptance of my poem “Son” with Literary Mama. I think this should be up in a few days. And, awesomely, Hobble Creek […]

whale sound

Very Like A Whale is a blog I look to for excellent discussion on poetry, publishing, and the role of social media and technology in art (among other things). Author Nic Sebastian’s newest project is a no-brainer, then: Whale Sound, an audio collection of Nic’s favorite poems. Most interesting is that the poems aren’t read […]

new poem

up at Hobble Creek Review: Flaws in Human Thinking It’s a bit different than what I usually do.