As a writer, there is nothing more motivational for me than music. Over the years, I’ve used all kinds of music to set the scene, draw emotion and keep the mind engaged for long stretches in front of the computer. Nothing compels me more than the right music for writing. Since I’m a lousy sleeper […]
Interview in support of my novel, Airstreaming, with Max Tucci. It’s approximately 15 minutes and has several images of our Airstream, Margaret, and others in our recent travels. My thanks to Max for hosting a great interview, which was a lot of fun to do.
My story, Follow Me Through, along with several other stories, will be published in With: New Gay Fiction on December 2, 2013. With: New Gay Fiction, along with its poetry companion, Between: New Gay Poetry, are the first original anthologies published by Chelsea Station Editions. These anthologies have been assembled and published without the help of any […]
Lines like roads etch the stucco. our house’s face a roadmap of weather: rain, wind, sun, and today, this fog. Fog against the windows, in the eaves, sun just breaking through. We question whether to demolish and strip away the years, or patch and repair, leaving the history, and the roads traveled, as proud reminders […]
Stare at the underbelly of compost, the rot and dark and loamy steam of it rising on a cold morning, its weight sinking arguments of matter. When the door closes and questions arise, questions that leave you stranded wondering if the compost will spring new life or be left, piled like detritus, left for another […]
The very best thing about putting your work out into the world is hearing from people who’ve read it and have had some kinship with your words and imagery. It is so amazing to receive a random email from someone who recounts why their experience with your work moved them and they give you insight […]
The pier that inspired Swimming With Michelangelo, which, when I jumped off of it a couple of summers ago, kickstarted the poem is just down the road from where I live. I love this pier. It’s ever changing, and a couple of days ago, with the sky reflecting in the mirrored lake, it was quite […]
Airstreaming is now available in paperback at Airstream of Spokane. If you’re in the area, or driving through, you can pick up your very own signed copy of the book from Nick and Karyn. Karyn snapped a picture of me with the book, and the back of Buster’s head, when John and I bought our […]