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:

In Memory of a Good Man

I have written countless posts and shared many videos over the years from my home back in central Pennsylvania. I am deeply saddened to say that we lost one of the quiet giants of that world, a tender, strong, and supporting lover of music, poetry, and art. From hosting the first Sunday services of Music…

Edgar Allan Poe Meets Stevie Nicks

I originally published post this back in February of 2014, but since today is Poe’s birthday, I thought it would be a good time to update some of the information (the old video was a bad link) and sing a song for him again. Although she is a classy, gorgeous woman, I am not sure…

Walt Whitman’s Thursday Love Poem

Time for a Thursday Love Poem. Since it’s been a while, take a moment to skip back to the poem that started it all: “Thursday,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. That first Thursday Love Poem feature was posted almost five years ago, and you can check it out with my reading of that little piece…

Jayhawks, Rainy Day Saturday Songs

It’s a very sunny Saturday here in northeast Pennsylvania, but I’ve got Rainy Day Music on my mind and literally, on my laptop. I’ve been listening today to the 2003 album, by the Jayhawks. You may have read the recent post about poet Seth Pennington of Sibling Rivalry Press asking me if it was alright…