Verse of April

Just released Verse of April: Hymn For the Living Poet. I have poems in there in homage to three poet-friends. Kit Robinson, Sabine Huynh, and Bill Lavender. You can find the poems and other homages here.  

THE RABBI PUPPET OF PRAGUE

My friend Richard Katrovas created the Prague Summer Program in the wake of the Velvet Revolution and I was fortunate to teach in it many times in the summer. I got to learn the culture of Prague, especially the Jewish culture of the Jewish Quarter with its twin icons, the Golem and Franz Kafka.  Eventually … Read more

Jean Valentine a poet of the dream

“I had a teacher in college who said, ‘You could write from your dreams,’” she told Ploughshares, the literary magazine, in 2008, “and that was like being given a bag full of gold.” I was sad to learn of the death of Jean Valentine a gifted poet who wrote in the perfume of the dream. … Read more