You can order my book In the Field – Autobiography of an Inspector from this site, using a credit card or PayPal. Thanks to the end of Open Mic events due to COVID, I reduced the price to $15. In Milwaukee, you can also find it at Woodland Pattern Book Center.

2021 News

Podcasts again! Dan Denton, of “Not A Duck in Any Row Studios”, creator of the Blue Collar Gospel Hour and the monthly Lunch Bucket Brigade Zine series interviewed me for his podcast. A new experience! He’s an astute questioner, with a lot of heart and smarts. You can listen here.

Order your copy of  Lunch Bucket Brigade Zine #6! It contains three of my recent poems.

I’ve collaborated with Anja Notanja Sieger before.  She provided the cover art for “In the Field”. She directed the performance of “A Relationship to Things”, a monologue I wrote for the Medusa Monologues – a show that became one of the first casualties of COVID-19, when all performances were canceled after the dress rehearsal.

She’s producing her storied podcast “The Subtle Forces” again. I responded to her general invitation to submit lyrics. The poem I composed for this tribute to her late aunts Barbara and Mary – “Pretty is as Pretty Does, The Dragonfly’s Song” – may be heard on “Ugly When Little, Pretty When Big”. Enjoy!

My poem “On Hubbard Street” is live on AIOTB now.

My poem “Brother” appears in Lunch Bucket Brigade Zine #3. 

Draw Write Here’s “People’s History of the Pandemic, When Reality Hits” was followed by “Peoples History of the Pandemic, Civil Rights edition” (I collaborated with Jolie Collins) , then “Going Postal”. View all the e-books.

2020 News

Another poem is live on AIOTB –  “1968, 1969, 2018, 2019: The Fifty-Year Anniversaries Are Almost Over”

“A Horse Named Can-Ball-the-Flowers” is live on AIOTB!

My poem “A Song for Coincidence” is up on Tiny Seeds Literary Journal.

Draw, Write Here has been at it again! The e-book I collaborated on, “Peoples History of the Pandemic: When Reality Hits” was revealed via Zoom on August 22. Enjoy Trailer #1 and Trailer #2. I’m really proud of the work I did with artist Jeanne Bril.  You can view the entire book here and I’d love you to see it.

My poem “The Old Ways” is now live on AIOTB (As It Ought To Be).

This summer, I participated in the NEA Big Read Zine project. Together, we read Stephanie Burt’s book, Advice From the Lights. I contributed a page to the zine, which you can see on the “Collaborations” link.

And now, also from As It Ought to Be, “A Song for Noise”.

My poem “A Song for Harvest Spiders” has been published by As It Ought to Be, an online journal!

My poem “Understanding Risk Factors So You Can Control Them” appears online in Stickman Review. I shared this poem on April 30, 2021 as part of Ex Fabula’s April Poetry Month feature “Backstory”. I recited the poem, and the video is linked here.