Poem in Valparaiso Poetry Review

We didn’t get out at all this Christmas or New Year’s because I tested positive for Covid, so this poem below, which I wrote reflecting on the winter of 2020 to 21, was actually just as fitting for January of 2023. During the lockdowns I had the joy of writing with an online workshop of…

Reading with Poetry Square

I’m honored to have been invited by Diane Funston, Poet-in-residence at Yubba Sutter Arts and Culture, to read with Cheryl Latif and Julian Mathews in Poetry Square at 7 PM PT (10 PM EST). Please join us, either live or after the event on YouTube here:

October Reading

Reading with the River Poets Time: Thursday, October 7th at 7:30 PM Place: Community Room of the Bloomsburg Public Library, 225 Market Street in Bloomsburg, PA The River Poets of central Pennsylvania are hosting my son Micah James Bauman and I at the Bloomsburg Public Library for a reading from our poetry chapbook collaboration, Mapping…

What the Heck is a Chapbook

I’m glad you asked. Outside of the poetry world nobody seems to know what a chapbook is. So when I tell them that I have published two chapbooks and a third as a collaboration with my son, they often nod in puzzlement, happy for me, but obviously perplexed by my wording. Sometimes they ask, “A…

New Chapbook

Mapping the Valley: Hospital Poems My son Micah and I are thrilled to announce the publication of Mapping the Valley: Hospital Poems, a 29-page, beautifully hand-tied chapbook, selected as number 12 in Volume Four of the Seven Kitchens Press Editor’s Series! This collection of 17 poems has been over two years in the making, so…

Birding with Bernie

I’ve been asked why I don’t post much about my birding here. Maybe it’s because I’m not a photographer, and so I don’t have many of my own original images to share with you. I suppose I could write more on the experience—I’ll work on that. My ex was great at that. I could take…