Poetry.

Profiled

Silver Birch Press, a Los Angeles-based publisher of poetry books and anthologies, recently ran a brief author profile on my work as a result of my contribution to their “Great Gatsby Anthology.” I’ve published a few pieces with Silver Birch Press in the past and the process is so much more enjoyable than it normally is. Melanie, the editor, is friendly […]

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Said and Done

  I fear my capacity to guide Mistake toward fulfillment   At times, I blame: The flurry of misprint, of crisis to unscramble; The renewed promise of classic self-improvement; The flat-water buoyancy of fresh peace.   Other times, I blame: This devotion to words and their construction – How they unsay as they say – […]

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Revel

When I wrote this poem, I thought it would be one of those pieces that never gets published. Much too quirky, I thought. So I was amazed when The East Bay Review accepted it for its summer issue. Thanks, guys!   Revel   For Dr. S. Rueda   On the night Chavez died I needed […]

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The Open Dishwasher

  Today, you fell face first into the open dishwasher   One plastic prong bruised your nose Another gave you your first black eye   I rushed to cradle you And sing your falling down song   Then I took you outside to show you The birds, the lizards The cloudless blue sky And the […]

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Oh, Zelda

Los Angeles’s Silver Birch Press just released an anthology dedicated to “The Great Gatsby,” and I am thrilled that my poem “Oh, Zelda” was selected as part of the book. The poem is about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda, who was a tumultuous part of Fitzgerald’s fame, fortune and misfortune. If anyone is interested in ordering […]

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