Archive for February 28, 2017

New Poem–The Breakdown Of All Things

Many thanks to Indolent Books for including my poem, The Breakdown Of All Things, in their What Rough Beast series.

The poem begins,

Priests of old gods tell us
that we need a moral compass,

You can read the rest of it here.


Workshop Sign Up: Writing Poetry for Resilience and Resistance

Sign up is now available for my workshop:  Writing Poetry for Resilience and Resistance.  Here are the details:

Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 4/2 and 4/9
Location: The Writer’s Center

4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815
Fee:  $80

Writing political poetry is an act of bravery, and a potent tool for social and political change. In this workshop, we will examine current and historic examples of this genre as well as use writing prompts to talk about ways in which we can make our own work more powerful. Resources for publishing and presenting politically informed work will also be discussed. If you have already written work in this genre, please bring a sample of your own poetry. It does not have to be a polished piece, we will be workshopping these poems, so this is an opportunity to get feedback on work that is in progress. Please also bring a political poem written by someone else, we will be discussing how these poems do and do not work and why.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for those who want to use their creative voice to speak up in this time of political dis-ease, even if you have never done so before.

Also please note, the workshop again this summer on the evening of June 6 and 13.  I’ll post the information for that registration when it is available.