Monthly Archives: June 2011

On the radio

I sat down with NCPR book reviewer Betsy Kepes a few weeks ago to talk about A Drop of Ink and to read a few poems. Through the wonder of editing–the removal of many ums, digressions, brain freezes, and irrelevencies–the … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment

First readings

Had a great road trip to Voorheesville (west of Albany) on Sunday. I read at the Old Songs Community Arts Center as the featured guest of the Sunday 4 Poets series. It being my first reading following the publication of … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment

Bloomsday

Nowadays, we tend to think of mentors as elders–some steadier, wiser hand to set one upon the path. But I grew up in the ‘60s, when if you weren’t a peer, you were basically dog chow. “Never trust anyone over … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Potsdam Presbyterian Bicentennial poem

Today is the bicentennial of First Presbyterian Church, Potsdam, where I have warmed a pew since childhood. The church had a concert back in April celebrating the rich musical heritage of the congregation. Here is a poem for that occasion: … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | 1 Comment

Illustrations for “A Drop of Ink”

I’ve neglected to give a little love to my illustrator here. A Drop of Ink contains four wood engravings by Greg Lago, proprietor of Winged Bull Studio in Clayton, NY. Greg’s work has a fantastic narrative feel. The four engravings … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Publications | Leave a comment