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I’ve written most of my life and studied writing in college, earning a BFA with a double major in art and literature. Writing about creativity and photography (technically and conceptually) for over twenty-five years, I grew increasingly hungry to express myself in other ways.
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In 2019, during the first Youth Climate Strike, I saw a young poet make a video presentation and have even more emotional impact than 45th vice-president Al Gore as he trained us to make effective presentations through his Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Amanda Gorman’s performance helped me understand that I didn’t need to change my social activism but rather intensify the ways my artworks are socially active.
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In 2020 Covid-19 shut down my in-person digital printing workshop and made it possible for me to attend Richard Blanco’s chapbook workshop offered online the same week. I had a thirty-year bucket list item to write a series of love poems to the earth and I saw this as an opportunity to complete it. It became much more than that. I hadn’t planned to write a poem a day for a year – or be trained as a voice actor – but that is what happened. Poetry helped me survive and thrive during the Great Pause.
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My creative writing has since appeared in over 50 literary journals on 5 continents, in my public presentations, in publications of my art, and in my exhibits.
I invite viewers to join me in my ekphrastic writing workshops offered at festivals, galleries, and museums.
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Poetry has become a daily part of my spiritual practice and an integral part of the ecosystem of my creativity.
For me, the visual and the verbal are inseparable.
Whether visual or verbal, my passion is ecopoetry (making art as a way of understanding earth) and ekphrasis (making art as a way of understanding art),
though it may only be language itself that separates nature nature from human nature
or art from e art h.
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View my TEDx and Google talks here.
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Poetry & Creative Nonfiction

 

 

Use this key to track continuing projects.

 

Antarctica
47, 46, 45, 43, 41, 31, 27, 26, 18, 10, 17, 16, 4


Ekphrastic
52, 46, 43, 41, 33, 30, 26, 10, 5, 1


Animal
40, 37, 25, 24, 18, 13, 8, 6

 

Haiku
58, 57, 55, 54, 53, 51, 50, 49, 48, 44, 38, 36, 34, 32, 23, 22, 11, 3
View selections on Instagram.

 

 

 

Find individual pieces below.

 

 

58
3 haiku on silence
Asahi Haikuist Network
July 2024

 

57
Everyone In Your Dream Is You
Connecticut River Review
Connecticut Poetry Award Honorable Mention
June 2024

 

56
I You They Us We
Avant Appalachia – 15
June 2024

 

55
skipping stones
Enchanted Garden Haiku – 8
June 2024

 

54
waiting for rain
Autumn Moon – 7:2
June, 2024

 

53
rain
The Cherita
June, 2024

 

52
Ekphrastic Challenge
(responses to my image)
Rattle
March, 2024

 

51
leonid shower
Yuki Teikei Haiku Society
May, 2024

 

50
confusing
tsuri-doro
May, 2024

 

49
snow billowing
Poetry Pea 2:24
April, 2024

 

48
midnight’s snow
hunter and prey
Chrysanthemum #32
April, 2024

 

47
Mayday
Blue Unicorn
March, 2024

 

46
Child
Listen


Wife
Listen

Photographing
Listen
Shot Glass Journal
February, 2024

 

45
You Know You Need To Return
Rust & Moth
February, 2024

 

44
3 tanshi
The Bamboo Hut
February, 2024

 

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Licking Icebergs
Neologism
January, 2024

 

42
What’s Wild In You
Eco Theo
January, 2024

 

41
Rising
Fishing
It’s Raining Birds
The Maine Standard
January, 2024

 

40
Robin
Flash Frontier
December, 2023

 

39
Not It
Listen
The Shallow Tales Review
November, 2023

 

38
under a waking mind
Heliosparrow
November, 2023

 

37
Quiet
Listen

 

Duck
Listen
The Sandy River Review
November, 2023

 

36
new moon
searching frantically
Akitsu Quarterly
November, 2023

 

35
memories ripple
Tiny Wren Lit
The Half-Life Of Echoes Anthology
November 2023

 

34
the last persimmon
Presence
Issue 76
November 2023

 

33
Rocks
Listen
Strange Music
Listen
Steel Jackdaw #12
October, 2023

 

32
clock
Pebbles 3
September 2023

 

31
Polaris Australis
Listen
Kokako
Issue 39
September 2023

 

30
Looking At My Landscape
Listen
Landscapes Within Landscapes
Sordoni Gallery, Wilkes University
also included
poems – 30, 21, 19, 10
creative nonfiction – 16
May 2023

 

29
It’s Raining Birds
Still Points Quarterly
May 2023

 

28
How I Become A Place
Listen

 

I You They Us We Redux
Listen
Spire
April 2023

 

27
Superman Has A Fortress Of Solitude In Antarctica
Listen
Indelible
April 2023

 

26
Invisible Deluge
Listen
Masque & Spectacle
March 2023

 

25
Morning Music
Listen
Sonic Boom
March 2023

 

24
Talk
Wild Roof Journal
March 2023

 

23
Haiku
snow drifts
Cold Moon Journal
January 2023

 

22
Haiku
hook cast through the air
Scarlet Dragonfly
January 2023

 

21
The Department Of The Interior
Listen
Tiger Moth Review
January 2023

 

20
Struck
Pass The Flame
Cathexis Northwest
December 2022

 

19
What I Do To The Earth I Do To Me
Listen
Little Blue Marble
Anthology 2022
December 2022

 

18
Eye
Listen
The Wild Word
December 2022

 

17
Waking To Antarctica
The Royal Photographic Society Journal
November 2022

 

16

Why I Photograph

Nature Photographers Network

November 2022

 

15
Test For Echo
The Dewdrop
November 2022

 

14
Echoes
Last Leaves
Fall 2022

 

13
Thumped
Mono
September 2022

 

12

Play A Little Longer

Narrow Road

August 2022

 

11
wind in the grass
Blithe Spirit – 32.3
August 2022

 

10
Talking With Eliot Porter
Listen
Drifting Sands
July 2022

 

9
I’m At Home And Life’s At Home In Me
Listen
Wilderness House Literary Review
July 2022

 

8
Hooked
Ruminate
Issue 62
June 2022

 

7
Horologion
Littoral Magazine
Summer Solstice
June 2022

 

6
Quoth
Germination
(Chris White Memorial Award Honorable Mention)
The Mountain Troubadour
75th Anniversary Issue
May 2022

 

5
An Unholy Alchemy Of Color
Four Ways of Seeing One Great Wave
Ekphrastic Responses To My Antarctica
The Ekphrastic Review
April 2022

 

4
My Antarctica
FRAMES
April 2022

 

3
Haiku
Lux
March 2022

 

2
End Days – Matter
(Finalist)
Oprelle
2021

 

1
This Our Blackened Land
The Farnsworth Art Museum
April 2021

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Readings

 

9 Poets Collective
The Poet’s Corner
Jan 15, 2024

 

Camden Festival Of Poetry
May 20, 2023

 

Honor The Earth
The Poet’s Corner
Apr 23, 2023

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Poems Of The Night Sky
The Poet’s Corner
Jan 8, 2023

 

Collaboration With Meg Weston
The Belfast Poetry Festival
Oct 15, 2022

 

Three Simple Lines With Natalie Goldberg
The Santa Fe Workshops
May 24, 2022

 

Ecopoetry – Voices For The Future
The Poet’s Corner
April 10, 2022

 

Eco-Poetry: Voices Of The Earth In Crisis
The Farnsworth Art Museum
April 10, 2021

 

Celebrating Earth Day 2021
Rockland Public Library
minute 6:50
April 10, 2021

 

Open Mic
The Poet’s Corner
minute 22:45
July 18, 2021

 

Love Unmasked
The Poet’s Corner
February 14, 2021

 

Fire & Ice
The Poet’s Corner
December 13, 2021