Oak Tree and Fern

“Beauty was all around them. Unsuspected tintings glimmered in the dark demesnes of the woods and glowed in their alluring by-ways. The spring sunshine sifted through the young green leaves. Gay trills of song were everywhere. There were little hollows where you felt as if you were bathing in a pool of liquid gold. At … More Oak Tree and Fern

What’s Happening

In my NaPoWriMo World – nothing. It’s apparent I’m not going to be able to participate this year so I’ve given myself permission to be ok with it. My days seem to fly by and, honestly, I seem to have lost interest – for now, anyway – in writing poetry. I find myself more drawn … More What’s Happening

Book Recommendation: Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot

West Virginian V.C. McCabe has created a startling body of work in Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot, her debut book of poetry. While these poems are written about the people and events of her life in Appalachia, don’t assume there’s no connection to life outside. Although, certainly, the work is full of details specific … More Book Recommendation: Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot

I Need a Jump Start

My writing battery seems to be running low lately. It’s frustrating to want to write but my brain won’t cooperate. I envy people who say they write all the time. I mean, I could write all the time but it would be boring ordinary shit and, for me, that’s a waste of time. I know … More I Need a Jump Start

Poem in Anthology: “The Larger Geometry”

I’m pleased to share that I have a poem in a new anthology published by peaceCenter Books. Proceeds benefit the interfaith peaceCenter in San Antonio, Texas which promotes Contemplative Practices, Experiential Education, and Nonviolent Actions. I’m honored to be a part of such a worthwhile cause. Books may be purchased on Amazon and will soon be … More Poem in Anthology: “The Larger Geometry”