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


I’m a member!

I have finally joined the Northwest Independent Editors Guild. For more information on the Guild, visit I have yet to add a page to my site about my editing services; in the meantime, I’ll be filling in my profile information on the Guild’s website.

Upcoming Stuff

For those of you in the Seattle area, I will be the featured poet at Everett Poetry Night on Thursday, December 7 at Cafe Zippy. The festivities will start at 6:30 with musical guest Tanner Deraitus, followed by open mic, then me. I’ll be reading from my most recent books, as well as introducing some new stuff. Your host for the evening will be the tireless Duane Kirby Jensen. I will have books for sale at event pricing—and I do accept debit and credit cards. Until then, you can keep up with Everett Poetry Night on their Facebook page, or visit the EPN website.

In the meantime, I (somewhat) regularly appear at open-mic readings around the Seattle area—PoetsWest at the Green Lake library and Tsuga in downtown Bothell, RASP at VALA in Redmond, Writers Read at the Columbia City library, It’s About Time at the Ballard library, BookTree in Kirkland, and, of course, Everett Poetry Night. This last year has been kind of wacky, but I try to always show up with something new to read.

‘Dear Thursday…’ available for pre-order

The next installment in the Love Notes to the Days of the Week series, ‘Dear Thursday…’, is available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble (who are currently discounting it to $14.17), and Powell’s. The e-book should also be available for pre-order from and the sites it serves. The release date is November 27th.

(16 November 2017)

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) when it becomes available.

(16 November 2017)