Semi “mid-life” Crisis

I wanted to thank all those who pre-ordered my book mid-life, published by Finishing Line Press. For those who are wondering where their book is, I wanted to offer assurance that, no, I am not running a poetry racket. Finishing Line Press is simply (way) behind on its publication schedule. They expect mid-life to ship out sometime in September. In the meantime, I am planning […]

Poetry Party

At the top floor of the gorgeous Bacardi Building in Midtown Miami about to indulge in food, drinks and the spoken word. What a stunning end to National Poetry Month. Nicely done O’ Miami Poetry Festival!

April in O’ Miami

April is great-weather-month in Miami, and great weather, of course, leads to lyrical thought. The more so because it happens to be National Poetry Month, and Miamians do it big thanks to the O’ Miami Poetry Festival. Launched in 2011, the Festival has grown into a month-long celebration of written, spoken, silent, illustrated, enacted, projected, submerged, hidden, […]

Wind Sculpture Rain Poem

Polish artist Jerzy Kedziora’s tight-rope sculptures had an active day recently. The sculptures are currently hanging outside of the Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami’s campus, where I got to see them bounce during a typical tropical mid-summer afternoon Miami shower.    

Miamians, Come See Me Try to Verse

For those of you who live and breed in Miami, or happen to be in the area, consider stopping by the Art Center at Lincoln Road this Friday April 17th from 7-9pm, where I will be reading a few poems as part of the O’Miami Poetry Festival. The event is also the official release party […]

O, Miami / O, Poetry

O, Miami Poetry Festival is in its fourth year running in, where else, Miami. It is a month-long event whose goal is to engage every resident of Miami-Dade County with poetry at least once during April. I will be running a project during the Festival called Poetry Parlor. The plan is to slip inserts with user-friendly […]

Remote Buffooneries

According to The Poetry Foundation, Donal Justice (1925 – 2004) was “one of the twentieth century’s most quietly influential poets.” He was a beloved teacher to many of the current greats, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Rita Doveand Mark Strand. A poet who can actually teach others is exceedingly rare because the task asks for a great deal of generosity, […]

How easily nothing happens

  The Etymology of Intersect, Veronica Patterson. Spoon River Poetry Review. Winter 2012 Read Miami Airport, July 2013 Related articles Spoon River Anthology: Exploring Life after Death with Hugh Humphreys (

Religious persuasion

  Take your pick. Notebooks at Barnes & Noble. Coral Gables, FL. Taken July 2013