I am a writer and editor who works in multiple genres and visual arts.  I currently live in the Greater Philadelphia area, and help others express themselves through the written word. I also provide paid and pro bono public affairs and publicity services for clients who are doing good in this world.

 

JUST IN TIME FOR POETRY MONTH

Seven Kitchens Press chose my chapbook, Having Visions Again, as their

2021 Keystone Series selection.

I am very honored to have this little book

selected by Steve Bellin-Oka and Ron Mohring.

The cover art comes from one of my monoprints, "Let's Go See the Mexican 

Dogwood."

Having Visions Again will be released

in April.  

Oaxaca, Live

Because the new camera phone was set on live,

that Oaxaca week in 2016 is still a start/stop

of moments jerking toward life, then not –

animated strangers turn or ignore each other

in the zócalo, cacao pods twitch in the chocolate

shop, a perfect yellow omelet slips onto the green

plate at breakfast in Casa de las Bugambilias,

where an Australian tourist’s eyes clutch at talk

of an unimaginable election, and even though

November is ten months away, the camera feels

the heart lurch to become an expat then/there,

that grab of moral arts, pull of black pottery, high

desert air, desire that lives even now in these extra

frames, in the inertia of tilting Cantera stone,

a winking niño dios, halting lift of a lemony moon.

from Having Visions Again, Seven Kitchens Press, 2021

Go to PRINTMAKING to see more works on paper 

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