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My New Book “The Fates” is Here!

The Fates My beautiful new poetry book “The Fates” which won Bright Hill Press’ annual contest is a reality! I am so grateful to editor Bertha Rogers for the tasteful and readable design and for the exquisite cover art entitled “Two Birds Speaking.” My book contains 58 poems arranged into three sections, each headed by…Read More »



Not Black or Native. Daring to Become Other Even for an Evening

I am so thrilled to have my poem “The Girl Who Wore Cedar” in the recently released WA129 Anthology put together by Washington poet laureate Tod Marshall.  This is a true poem made from the joining of two stories that began in my childhood.  It is dedicated to “Judy” someone I was almost able to…Read More »



My Poetry Manuscript “The Fates” Wins Bright Hill Press’ Annual Contest

I am thrilled to announce that my poetry book, “The Fates,” has won Bright Hill Press’ annual competition!  It will be published spring 2017.  Bright Hill is located in Treadwell, New York, and has been publishing books and sponsoring workshops, readings and exhibits since 1992.  Bertha Rogers is Editor in Chief.  Richard Foerster was the…Read More »



30 Poems During November!

I have pledged to write a poem a day this month!  This is a gift to myself, allowing time to do one of the things I love best.  This Marathon is sponsored by Tupelo Press.  Nine of us are writing together and our poems are posted each day at www.tupelopress.org/3030-project-2/.  Or you can type in…Read More »

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