You can order my book In the Field – Autobiography of an Inspector from this site, using a credit card or PayPal. In Milwaukee, you can also find it at Woodland Pattern Book Center.

2018 Events & Updates

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

Looking  ahead, in 2019, I’ll be reading at Suzy’s Steakhouse in Portage on March 5, Poet’s Monday at Linneman’s (in Milwaukee) on March 18 and  Mama D’s Cafe in Wales (Waukesha County) in May.

I donated one copy of “In the Field” to the City of Milwaukee Combined Giving Campaign online auction; and one to ZIP MKE for their October 19th Gallery Night exhibit and auction.

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.

There was another Draw, Write Here book release at Woodland Pattern on July 20. This book contains work that was created in response to the In Tandem Theater production of “The Outgoing Tide” earlier this year. See a trailer of the collaborators’ response. Juneau Park Friends present Poetry in the Park one Tuesday a month from May through September. I was one of the featured readers on July 10th.

I wrapped up Memorial Day weekend at Bryon Cherry’s Jazz and Poetry Night at the Jazz Estate on Monday, May 28th. On Friday, June 15th, I was in Madison with various veterans of left wing political movements of the 60’s and 70’s. The authors on the program read from their works of history, memoir and poetry at Madison’s Room of One’s Own Bookstore. Information about the store and event is linked here.

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 “Olive Hill” is online on The Coil.  “Olive Hill” – was a 2017 semi-finalist for the Alternating Current Press “Luminaire Award for Best Poetry“.

There was a release party for Draw, Write Here at Voyageur Books on the 19th of January, 2018. Poems that I created in this visual artist/writer collaboration are in the book, along with lots of  wonderful work from others. Enjoy this video from the party!

2017

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

I told stories at Ex Fabula’s “Hidden”, “Change of Heart” and “Only in Milwaukee” story slams. I also had the privilege of joining Ex Fabula’s second class of Fellows. The Fellows program uses storytelling to encourage productive conversations about race, privilege and oppression. As part of the fellowship outreach, I shared a story at a workshop “White Fragility” that was presented by the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion.