Wednesday
Dec282016

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Dylan Thomas's writing shed/boathouse in Laugharne, Wales.

I'll eventually put up a new personal website, but in the meantime this page will house anything new to report in my writing life.

I write poems and flash fiction from the Jungian "shadows", those hidden and fragmented aspects of our experience as human beings we often deny. I regard them actually as the keys to our transformation, and ultimately our freedom.

Bruce Bond puts it beautifully when he writes, "consider it a blessing, that part of you / you cannot see."

  • My poem "Severance" appeared online as the last featured poem of the year at The Good Men Project. (December 2016) 
  • Sebastián Hasani Páramo and his editorial team at The Boiler have nominated my poem "Daughter of Cain" for a Pushcart Prize. (December 2016)  
  • It was an honor to do this podcast for Superstition Review's Authors Talk series on the topic of poetry, mystery and the "black side of the intelligence." 
  • If the summer doesn't get away from me, I'm 90% sure I'll be reading for Yes, Poetry at the NYC Poetry Festival
  • My flash fiction story, "Gentlemen," appeared in the December 2015 issue of Literary Orphans.