miami

Semi “mid-life” Crisis

I wanted to thank all those who pre-ordered my book mid-life, published by Finishing Line Press. For those who are wondering where their book is, I wanted to offer assurance that, no, I am not running a poetry racket. Finishing Line Press is simply (way) behind on its publication schedule. They expect mid-life to ship out sometime in September. In the meantime, I am planning […]

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April in O’ Miami

April is great-weather-month in Miami, and great weather, of course, leads to lyrical thought. The more so because it happens to be National Poetry Month, and Miamians do it big thanks to the O’ Miami Poetry Festival. Launched in 2011, the Festival has grown into a month-long celebration of written, spoken, silent, illustrated, enacted, projected, submerged, hidden, […]

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Wind Sculpture Rain Poem

Polish artist Jerzy Kedziora’s tight-rope sculptures had an active day recently. The sculptures are currently hanging outside of the Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami’s campus, where I got to see them bounce during a typical tropical mid-summer afternoon Miami shower.    

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O, Miami / O, Poetry

O, Miami Poetry Festival is in its fourth year running in, where else, Miami. It is a month-long event whose goal is to engage every resident of Miami-Dade County with poetry at least once during April. I will be running a project during the Festival called Poetry Parlor. The plan is to slip inserts with user-friendly […]

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Remote Buffooneries

According to The Poetry Foundation, Donal Justice (1925 – 2004) was “one of the twentieth century’s most quietly influential poets.” He was a beloved teacher to many of the current greats, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Rita Doveand Mark Strand. A poet who can actually teach others is exceedingly rare because the task asks for a great deal of generosity, […]

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