Florence Poets & GAWF & 30 Poems in November

I'm tickled to have two poems published in Silkworm 7: The Annual Review of Florence Poets Society, just released. Love this group of fantastically talented writers, and am proud to represent!

Florence Poets Society had a great reading on Saturday night as part of the Greenfield Annual Word Festival (GAWF).

Some videos for your enjoyment! Do you remember that I have a YouTube channel? It’s been a while since I posted new videos, so this is a thrill. This is me reading the poems from the recently-released Silkworm.

This last video is a special treat... me reading the poem “Paper” by my talented and wonderful friend Tony Amaral, from Silkworm. The tracking is off on this video, and we can't seem to fix it. Sorry about that, but I thought this was a nice video anyway. More accordion please!

Finally, it's that time of year again. Next month, I will be (gulp!) writing a poem every day to benefit Center for New Americans in Northampton. This year, writing 30 poems feels like no easy task to accomplish... gentle readers, perhaps you’ve noticed I haven’t been as prolific of late. And so, I ask for your support to cheer me on. Please consider sponsoring this madness, and supporting new residents of our community at the same time. All gifts/sponsorships of any size will be appreciated and acknowledged with hearts and flowers by your poet. I’ll even take requests and poem ideas--I’ll sure as heck need them. Thank you for considering and xoxoxoxo!



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So this happened last night:

Yours truly had a great reading at Amherst Books with Gerry Yelle, friend and Florence Poets Society co-conspirator. Gerry is a tremendous writer, someone whose work and imagination I greatly admire.

And look who I found in the audience! Turned into an ad hoc editorial board meeting for ALL CAPS PUBLISHING (kinda, sorta) over coffee and waffle fries.

Brain Trust: E.W. Storch and Marian Kent


With This Rain, I Thee Wed

As they say,
rain on your wedding day
brings good fortune & fertility
leaving one to wonder if this includes
   the guests
as she thinks out loud oh,
       we should have another
& he responds hell no! But dreaming
is born of rainy days,