Music Monday with Audre Lorde and Vampire Weekend

I apologize, it seems that I’ve broken my own rules, but in blogging the rules are like the Pirate’s Code, “more what you’d call ‘guidelines.’” It seems that from time to time I forget that my Music Monday feature differs from Saturday Songs in that on Mondays we also explore a little poetry at the…

A Busy Poetry Month

My son, Micah pointed out to me recently that I have a poetry event going on every seven days this month. But when I took stock of my calendar, I saw there’s a lot more than that going on.  I went ahead and updated my Events page as well. So here is my Poetry Month…

Two Poems Published in Lovejets

“On the bicentennial of Whitman’s birth and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, over 80 poets pay homage to not only Walt Whitman, but also to queer poets and queer poetry and the vast and various events, revolutions public and private, that have shaken our world since 1819.” I am proud and grateful that editor Raymond…

Two Moon Poems

Erin, a former coworker of mine, sent an Instagram message to me this week. It was a photo of my first chapbook, open beside a cup of hot cocoa or maybe coffee. Ah, an Insta-share! Be still, my heart. She told me how, after settling into her new home in Philadelphia, she ordered my book…