June 8, 2023 reading at St. Ignace, Mi. Library was fun - stay tuned for more ahead!
*6-17-2023 : Finally added a link for "Kitty Trip/Skywalk", please scroll down to that paragraph!
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"Revolving Doors: My Short Covid Career," an account of my breathless days working at a hospital during the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, debuted in the Summer 2020 issue of Rain and Thunder.
In both 2018 and 2020, I was humbled to be awarded a monetary poetry prize from the Writing Center at Saginaw Valley State University. My poems "Late-Winter Walk Around the Pond" and "Northerner Plays with Fire in Water" [pg. 71] were published in their annual literary journal Still Life. The prize award parties were held at the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum (2018; kicking off the Theodore Roethke Poetry & Arts Festival) and at the Saginaw Art Museum (2020), with a poetry slam included.
I finally finished up my double-short film project, it debuted on MCTV in late-2020. The two mini videos are called "Kitty Trip" and "Skywalk." So okay, maybe I didn't learn as much as I'd hoped from my first film, but at least I had fun making these two new shorts come together. *Just click here: New viewing link!
In a recap of 2019...
I made a film based on my prize-winning poem "Late-Winter Walk Around the Pond"; it can be viewed HERE!
Check out my chapter "Billie Jean King" in the book 100 Entertainers Who Changed America: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Stars and Their Stories (ABC-CLIO); and don't forget to pick up the poetry anthology I edited How Can You Say We Are Not Related? And, of course, the collection From the Lonely Cold is still available from Scurfpea Publishing as well.
PLEASE STAY TUNED IN 2023!
This site is undergoing its first move in 20 years, and it's a challenge! Thanks for your patience and understanding!