Interview in November

An interview I completed with Marya Hornbacher is set to be published in the November edition of the Edge. Advertisements


Response to Northography – A Photo by Gina Kelly

Response to Northography #253 – A Photo by Gina Kelly Poem 1 – Rest bicycles succumb to rust; natures persistent chase returning forged steel to earth. paint chips lifted by ocean wind, orange and blue confetti land and rest at my feet. neither memory tarnished. Poem 2 – Dust I road from the coast […]
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Response to Northography – Woman and Skeleton

Response to Northography #254 – Woman and Skeleton I have pondered in silence from near and far, a photo of a woman pulled into herself seated on an antique couch. She is not alone. A silhouette, or projection, perhaps, upright facing toward some distant painting of the renaissance era. Nothing comes to me, so […]
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In somber, quiet reflection, I have added 3 poems I wrote about 9/11 from years ago.   They are located here.

Ashford, Day 1

I am writing this from Ashford, WA while sipping on coffee and admiring tall mountain peaks with low grey clouds. Already the armor built to withstand the city of industry is gone.

Submission Forms

New submission forms have been added for The Edge and Whistling Shade. They are located within the Editor page at

Response to Northography – Helios RIsing

In response to the latest Northography stimuli titled “The Ninth Wave”: desperate moves within the churning sea lost is the hull and deck left with the mast and sails we climb limb over limb. tumultuous shades of green swallowed by the black chaotic waters. towering white capped waves red tinged a reflection of the […]
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Next Review – “The Dance Most of All”

Currently reading and reviewing the latest collection of poems from Jack Gilbert.

Book Review – “Tao-Zen Verses”

08/01/11 Review of “Tao-Zen” Verses, by Hanakia Zedek Whistling Shade Press, 2010 A Guide Through and With Chaos How to describe Hankia Zedek, his philosophy, and review his first published book?  The most appropriate way would be through anecdotes, and what Hanakia’s purpose is. Tao-Zen Verses represents the intersection of these two schools of […]
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Book Review – “Auto-Bio”

Review of “Auto-Bio”, by Peter William Stein Amber Skye Publishing, 2010 Peter’s first full-length collection of poems is ambitious with potential in its themes and delivery mechanism.  Topics such as self, life, death, and God, all attempting to point to the same conclusion – the self is lost amidst the murky landscape –  are […]
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