Showing posts from November, 2013
After the leaves have fallen, we return To a plain sense of things....
It is difficult even to choose the adjective
For this blank cold, this sadness without cause...

~Wallace Stevens

Am grateful to learn that the editors at The Hudson Review have nominated my little poem, Dear Friends, for a Pushcart.


The GJ Commission on Arts and Culture has selected this painting, "The Soul of the West" for their Champion of the Arts Award:

Poetry, says Auden, is the clear expression of mixed feelings.  
I knew that.  

Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage, and the possibility of meaningfulness, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so that we may feel again their majesty and power?  --  Annie Dillard

Vonnegut, on Letters of Note

New work of mine appears in the current issues of The Hudson Review, Quadrant,  Kin, and The New Criterion:
Hudson Review
The New Criterion
Two poems, Quadrant