9/27/2018 -- Coming Soon: My poem "The Refugee's Ode to Yet" will be published in the upcoming anthology Poems for Peace 2018 (working title) published by San Antonio peaceCENTER Press.


8/28/2018 -- Thanks to About Place Journal for accepting "Morning in the Community College Writing Lab" for publication in their October/November issue. 


8/24/2018 -- I am happy to have heard today (that my poem, "She Met a Guy" was published by The Stirling Spoon


A recent poem inspired by Charles Bukowski was published by Ramingo's Porch: (May, 2018).

https://www.amazon.com/Ramingos-Porch-Issue-3/dp/1948920042


I am honored that one of my poems, "Haunting the Audubon," with a Malcolm X theme, has been published in an Afro-Futurism Anthology edited by Dr. Scott Williams and published by The Writer's Den.


My poems have been published by Crack the Spine, Every Writer Magazine, The Buffalo News, the above publications, and The Healing Muse. 

NEW! 2017 Chapbook: The Stoppies

New Chapbook (2017). $10 + $2 S&H. Thirty poems written mostly between 2012 and 2015.

New Chapbook (2017). $10 + $2 S&H. Thirty poems written mostly between 2012 and 2015.

2016 (Chapbook with Perry S. Nicholas)

2013 (Chapbook with Perry S. Nicholas)

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CONTENTS (The Stoppies)

  1. NO LONGER AFRAID OF LIGHTNING

  2. WHO WERE WE THEN

  3. FROM A WESTERN WOMAN TO A MIDDLE EASTERN ONE

  4. I THINK OF YOUR KNEE

  5. FOUR-SOMETHING WEST DELAVAN AVE

  6. HOW TO TEACH HUMANITIES TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  7. IF WE WERE A MURDER MYSTERY

  8. STUPID SHINY FLOORS

  9. AN EASTER EPIPHANY

  10. ROUTE 60 TOWARD THE LAKE

  11. IN BACK OF THE CLASS

  12. PROJECTION 2016

  13. EVACUATION

  14. FACE LIKE THEIRS

  15. REGARDING ALL YOU LEFT UNSPOKEN

  16. WAITING FOR SHOE FLY TO OPEN

  17. FOR NIETZSCHE’S

  18. WEDDING BAND ON BREAK

  19. THE PRICE OF ADMISSION

  20. THE LISTENING INN

  21. WHETHER YOU MEAN IT OR NOT

  22. MY HUSBAND ONCE A PAINTER

  23. WE USED TO DRIVE CASUALLY POINTING

  24. THE STOPPIES

  25. TWO-TON CHAPERONE

  26. WHEAT FIELDS

  27. A PORTRAIT OF US WOULD

  28. SUMMER PSALM

  29. THE WORDS WE SAY

  30. NIGHT WRITER

Sample Poem from The Company We Keep

 

Sample:

A Penny for His Thoughts
 

an alphabet tumbles over the falls
even the moon unsure tonight
words begin forming then spring back
fearful of drowning in the rush

it's a new way to hear your voice
the one this place wants for her own
showers muffle private conversations
you've worked so hard to protect

there must be a way to just listen
we walk away arm-in-arm     sure
but you miss the raspberry I aim
toward the over-confident stream

so proud to have etched your secrets
onto the walls of her water castles
reflecting my pitiful face she knows
she'll never share even when she rains