Pandemic Blues….Again

As a contributor to the recently published anthology A 21st Century Plague: Poetry from a Pandemic, edited by Elayne Clift and published by University Professors Press (UPP), I’ve participated in several virtual readings recently .  As I write this blog post today on August 9, I am struck by the drastic change in mood, forContinue reading “Pandemic Blues….Again”

Please Join me in celebrating the book launch of this compelling anthology.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING THE BOOK LAUNCH OF THIS COMPELLING ANTHOLOGY. AS ONE OF THE POETS INCLUDED IN ITS CONTENTS, I’LL BE READING MY POEM “AFTER ‘STORY’ BY RICHARD BLANCO”. University Professors Press is proud to announce the release of A 21st Century Plague: Poetry from a Pandemic edited by Elayne Clift. This bookContinue reading “Please Join me in celebrating the book launch of this compelling anthology.”

Upcoming Reading by Florence Poets Society Authors

I’m excited to be included in this upcoming reading of talented local authors who published books in 2020-2021, in the midst of the pandemic. While I can’t speak for anyone else, the experience of preparing my chapbook “Awakening” for publication just as COVID-19 made its unwelcome début in western Massachusetts was a surprising mixed blessing.Continue reading “Upcoming Reading by Florence Poets Society Authors”

Reminiscence vs. Memory: Writing Our Life as Story

For any writer contemplating writing his or her life story, I highly recommend “Your Life as Story: Writing the New Autobiography”, by Tristine Rainer. Whether it’s labeled as memoir, new autobiography, or any other descriptive expression, each of us has a life story only we are able to tell. One of the interesting distinctions discoveredContinue reading “Reminiscence vs. Memory: Writing Our Life as Story”

‘Awakening’ book review and upcoming reading

I’m pleased to announce both the recent book review of my chapbook “Awakening” in the Daily Hampshire Gazette Book Bag section**, as well as my  featured virtual reading on March 7th, sponsored by Writers Read in the Hilltowns.   ** Please note,  I have edited the Book Bag article to highlight review of my chapbook only. If you would likeContinue reading “‘Awakening’ book review and upcoming reading”


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