Welcome to my remodeled website. I hope you will spend some time here getting to know me. If you ever visited my site in the past, you know that this was where my blog posts resided. As we all are painfully aware, the last 21 months shook up everything we knew about our lives. I could explain what has changed in my life and my relationship to poetry, but I won't bog you down with details. I realized early on in our "lockdown" life that I wasn't a blogger, that it wasn't the kind of writing that gave me joy, or added anything of value to the universe. So this page is now called, "Good News" and I will be using it to tune you in readings, events (both mine and others) and other tidbits I think you might find interesting.
With so many Zoom poetry readings to choose from, it's easy to miss a few gems. Sometimes the best ones are hiding in plain sight. I'd like to recommend a good one. The Athens County Poets & Storytellers meets on Zoom every 2nd Thursday of the month and is run by our very own Ohio Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour, and poet Stephanie Kendrick. The guest on November 11th at 7pm is Ohio's Beat Poet Laureate, John Burroughs- a treat for sure. And don't miss the open mic. The poetry is stunning from this group. You can find them on Facebook.