Deep Images

The following is reprinted from my book Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets, PushPen Press 2014. Deep Images Years ago, I was a student in a drawing class trying to draw a tree. My teacher came by and said, “What you’ve drawn is your idea of a tree. […]

Sticks and Stones: Memoirs About the Writing Life

“Writers often talk about the books that influenced them, but what are your nonliterary influences?” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/books/review/as-a-writer-what-influences-you-other-than-books.html?ref=review&_r=0 – Bookends, NYTimes, Sunday 11/9/14 Thomas Mallon and James Parker answer the question in two short essays. Mallon writes that he keeps “photos around me while I write the way other authors keep […]

Back from Berlin

Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany.   My return trip from Berlin last week started with an airline pilots’ strike and ended with a twenty-seven hour trip that required eight boarding passes. I was relieved to get home, to say the least. My article about the Zebra Poetry […]

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