poet. performer. spoken word artist.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.- Wallace Stevens
Genuine poetry communicates before it is understood.- T.S.Eliot
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. –Leonard Cohen
Writing poetry is a state of free float.- Margaret Atwood
Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement.- Christopher Fry
...poetry and me
Poetry in motion. Pure poetry. Truly poetic. Throughout the ages poetry has been the universal metaphor for beauty and grace. Rhythmic distillation. Compression of thought. Poetry burnishes words. It polishes, hones and delights. It stirs, disturbs and clings. And I’ve loved it since I could first think. I’ve written poetry most of my life. Breathed it my whole life. I discovered Souster at age eight. The rest followed: Auden, Cohen, Plath, Thomas, Layton. The list is long. I’m writing hard now. And performing, too. I take that as seriously as the composition. When I speak my poems the listener hears what I want heard. This site’s a bit of a homage to my craft. Hope you visit often and maybe get to one of my gigs or shows.