During the Black Lives Matter protests immediately after the killing of George Floyd, I was posting much, much less on social media than I’m used to. Normally, I post at least once […]
Poet, writer, editor, teacher, blogger, mentor, meditator.
I’ve been reorganizing my poetry bookshelves, as one does during a pandemic, slowly sorting through books I’ve collected over the past thirty years. Most I sort by last name, slotting Barbara Ras […]
You say you love the world, so love the world.
– Ada Limon
For all those that have to fight for the respect that everyone else is given without question.
– N.K. Jemisin
What should I be but just what I am?
– Edna St. Vincent Millay
You may do this, I tell you, it is permitted. Begin again the story of your life.
– Jane Hirshfield
There is no poetry where there are no mistakes.
– Joy Harjo
…if I were, even now, without either a dog or a horse in my keeping, I should feel I had lost contact with the earth.
– Beryl Markham
In a time of destruction, create something.
– Maxine Hong Kingston
Nearly every spring when I was a kid in the 1970s, growing up on a horse farm in rural central Illinois, we had ice storms. Often they came in the late afternoon, […]