Thanks for stopping by to take a peek into my world. Here is the latest poop:

The CDC Poetry Project

Organized by Sarah Freligh and Amy Lemmon, The CDC Poetry Project will be publishing one new poem per day, Monday through Friday, starting 1 January 2018. Poems submitted for consideration can take any form, but must contain all seven of the words that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not allowed to use in official documents for the 2018 budget. My poem ‘vedfest’ will be published on January 15th. For more information, visit

Goodbye 2017!

Yes, that dumpster fire of a year is finally over and done with.

8: Eight-word Poems now available at Open Books in Seattle

On December 31, I went to Open Books in Seattle to participate in their year-end open mic; I read my latest revision of ‘This poem’.

I also finally asked them about carrying one of my books; as a result, 8: Eight-word Poems is now on their shelves. Go demand your copy when they re-open on January 13th, so they’ll ask me for more books!

For more information about Open Books, visit their website at

Featured Reader at Everett Poetry Night, 7 December 2017

I survived my car overheating on the freeway to read at Everett Poetry Night on December 7th. I read a mix of old and new material, with a slight emphasis on pieces from 8: Eight-word Poems, plus a few topical poems, and a couple of pieces from The Lilac Years.

‘Dear Thursday…’ available now

The next installment in the Love Notes to the Days of the Week series, ‘Dear Thursday…’, is available online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell’s. The e-book edition is also available and the sites it serves (, iBooks, etc.).

A Creative Commons Celebration

On November 13, a decent-sized group of people braved the stormy Seattle weather to gather for an evening of poetry in celebration of Creative Commons. In addition to contributing lines to the ‘exquisite corpse’ poem and ‘orphan works’ poems written for the occasion, I was among the evening’s featured readers. Video was being recorded; I will post the appropriate link(s) if/when it becomes available.

last update 5 January 2018