Barely South Review and Other News

I’ve been so busy working with Word Fountain, the fantastic little literary magazine that my employers enable me to edit (along with three super-cool coworkers who are editors and artists for the mag.) that I forgot to post about the excellent lit mag Barely South Review where my poem “Advent” was recently published in their…

Upcoming Readings and Cedar Waxwings

This is one of those hodge podge posts with odds and ends and ends and odds. It’s a rare day that the restaurant is closed and I get to have the day to myself. Happy fourth to those who celebrate it. I am not sure we understand that much about the holiday anymore here in…

Poetry Out Loud: Something to Shout About

Are you familiar with the Poetry Out Loud program going on in US schools?  Yesterday I said that decline for national interest in poetry started its turn around somewhere in the mid 2000’s. I have no statistics or proof other than my own observations, and what has been written and talked about by others in various…