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2019 News

I’ve done some blogging for Ex Fabula lately, and all posts can be found on my author page.

I was the featured reader at the “Poetry Unlocked”  series at The Draw, in Appleton on November 11, 2019.

My poem “Cold April” appears in the August 2019 issue of SoFloPoJo (South Florida Poetry Journal)! Thanks to Freesia McKee for soliciting my work!

One of my poems has been translated into Chinese! Poetry Hall, Issue #5 has a translation of “The Fifth of March on Highway 82”. It’s available on Amazon.

I was the Poet’s Monday feature at Linneman’s on March 18. On May 7, I  read at Suzy’s Steakhouse in Portage. On May 15th I read in Waukesha County, at Mama D’s Coffee in Wales. The Village of Wales puts visiting poets’ work on their website, so you can read “Golden” here.

Milwaukee Zine Fest at the Milwaukee Public Library was on April 6th. Helene Fischman of Draw, Write Here compiled a zine from a collaboration I joined on February 24th. We went to the Milwaukee Public Museum “Streets of Old Milwaukee” for our inspiration and/or stimulation! I have a couple of poems in this zine and there’s art work and writing from the other creative folks who turned out.

The Milwaukee Anthology from Belt Publishing includes my poem “On These Acres”. The book has been reviewed by the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel. I read “On These Acres” on a “Bridge the City Podcast” interview with the anthology editor.


On December 18 I performed at the “Seasonal Sharing Event” at Milwaukee’s new film-screening, performance, artists-and-writers work space – NO Studios.

I read at the beautiful Readers Loft Bookstore in Green Bay on November 29, 2018. The reading series there was run by Tori Grant Wellhouse of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.

Freesia McKee is a wonderful poet who relocated from Milwaukee to Florida last fall. She interviewed me about “In the Field” on her blog, which is well worth following. You can read it here. By all means bookmark her blog and follow it regularly.

Poetry I created during the Draw, Write Here collaboration “Objects of Desire”, is featured (along with my collaboration partner Thea Kovac’s artwork) in the inaugural issue of Milwaukee’s new online poetry journal In Want of Jasmine.

My poem “Were You There?” was a 2017 finalist for Alternating Current’s Charter Oak Award for Best Historical poem.