The prompt for Vermilion’s 10th Flash Issue was to write a piece that encapsulated someone’s entire life. “My grandmother was an orphan” includes many of the important events in the life of my paternal grandmother, Betty Agnes Leary White, but her warmth, generosity, and easy going attitude will have to be a subject for another poem. Sadly, I learned more about her following her death than during her life.
Since 2020, I’ve been a member of the Capital Region Poetry Workshop. On Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 PM, we will read from our works on the Orb Stage in Campus Center West at UAlbany as part of the New York State Writers Institute Book Festival. View event details.
Summer’s End Writing Harvest: Saturday, September 10, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST. Settle in and appreciate summer’s richness in this morning writing retreat which will take place in person at Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany, NY and online via zoom. Register here.
I’ve been fascinated by this stone since it was discovered in 2018. Is it a picture? A map? A story? A calendar counting down the moons to birth? New Note Poetry just published my poem about this amazing artifact in their July issue. Read it here.
“Two(mbly) the Sea,” my ekphrastic poem inspired by Cy Twombly’s “Poems to the Sea” has been published in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Tofu Ink Arts Press, available on Amazon.
My poem “‘Lost Childhood” was published today in the “Lost and Found” issue of Montana Mouthful. Read it here, page 39.
Just scheduled a sit, walk, write meditation retreat, “Write into Spring,”at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany, NY for Saturday, March 6, 1:00-5:00 pm. The retreat welcomes in person participation; however, online participation is also possible. More information