Top 20 reasons to give poetry books as gifts

The holiday catalogues have started to arrive in my mailbox. And while I'm admiring how pretty they are as decorations for my recycling bin, I felt the need to write a little guidance on surviving this annual season of materialism. Here's my top-20 list of reasons to make it easy on yourself --- buy poetry books for everyone on…

Available soon! Kali Sutra: Poems

Time to tie poems into an offering---for you! Most of the poetry in this collection has been published here and there, in journals and online magazines. Now, these are all together again as I meant to present them, and you can pre-order the collection here on my website, or wait for the release date, October 20, when…

Alight

One of the collaborative poems from our literary salon evening last weekend. When dessert is sweet inspiration... While my made-up face tells a story---the fairy tale--- from this cold bitter winter comes the sweet clutch of mud against the skin, a film of grit left behind--- reminded me of my Great Dane as a child,…