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

LIT BALM READING ROOMS AND SPACES

On Saturday March 13 at 5pm CT I  will be joining three other featured poets, from England, Australia and North Carolina for a prose poetry extravaganza hosted by LIT BALM. Here’s the link There will be an open mic so bring a poem and join in… Along with me, poets Holly Iglesias Paul Hetherington  and  … Read more

DREAM LOGIC RE-DREAMED

My friend Alexis Krasilovsky who is a noted film-maker and author  also does graphic art. She  read into DREAM LOGIC and produced two illustrations that I wanted to share. I think one of the best ways to read a poem is to write a poem for it, or as she did, to make an art … Read more

DREAM LOGIC at NEURO NAUTIC INSTITUTE

I will be reading from my new book of poems Dream Logic on January 28 2021 at 6pm CT with poets Puma Pearl and George Wallace The event is live streamed on Facebook So you can come as you are…    

Theory of Gravity: Or a poem for my own damned birthday

Theory of Gravity, poem for my own damned birthday 1/20/21   There’s as much mystery in a fork falling under the table as in how I got to be here to drop it, how a being wholly composed of slowed down light could become so opaque.   I fetched the dropped fork but how my … 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