Summer 2016

It’s such an honor to have my poem “Taking Down the Tree” included in Tar River Poetry.

The electronic edition of the 2016 Poetry While You Wait has been released. One thousand print copies were also distributed in offices and shops across the city Colorado Springs in April. My poem“Summer Opening” appears along with the work of many talented local poets.

Many thanks to  Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature for publishing my poem “The Loss,” and to Badlands Literary Journal for publishing three of my poems! “A Day Without You,” “Colorado Springs,” and “Mists” appear in the latest issue.

Fall 2015 News

Thanks very much to Glint Literary Journal for including my poems “Picasso’s Old Guitarist” and “Circle” in their excellent Fall 2015 issue.

The Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project and several interested members of the community have met several times this fall, holding poetry salons and discussing ways to promote poetry in the region.

On October 29th I was lucky enough to serve as host for a magical evening at the Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Campus: the Fall 2015 Student/Faculty Reading. This event was held to celebrate the “Poetry, Prose, & Comedy” week of Arts Month, and featured six talented creative writing students and eight wonderful faculty writers sharing their words with an appreciative audience:

Program and IntroStudent Readers 2Student Readers 1PPCC Fall Reading 2015

 

Summer 2015 News

Thanks to the Apeiron Review for publishing my poem “In the Aftermath of Another Fire” in the Summer 2015 issue.

I contributed two poems to the Shared Visions project for the Ars Nova Singers. This collaboration for Colorado-based artists began with seven visual artists who shared their work, followed by nineteen poets who wrote pieces inspired by these works. The next phase will involve three composers choosing a few of these pieces to serve as the basis for new choral music to be performed by the Ars Nova Singers in April 2016.

It was an honor to be accepted as a member of the Juried Advanced Poetry Workshop for the 10th Annual Lighthouse Lit Fest in Denver from June 8-12, 2015, and to study with such a wonderful group of talented writers from all over the nation and beyond. This week-long workshop was led by one of our greatest contemporary American poets, Major Jackson, who challenged us and brought out our best.

Lighthouse Jackson Poetry Workshop 2015