About these poems and the poet

Offering here a few loose leaves of poetry and other writing as they fall

I’ve lived on the edge of a bird refuge on the shore of New York City’s Jamaica Bay for more than a decade. My short stories have been published in The Pushcart Prize, Witness, Northwest Review and other publications. My poems have appeared in The Trouvaille Review, Juniper, River Heron Review, First Literary Review East, and The Blue Nib. I’m also the author of the chapbook Surf-Body (Ghost City Press, 2019).

I’m interested in is engagement with the present moment, attention to the world, and in particular with the natural world, in itself, its “suchness.”  It seems to me dishonest to make kingfishers, egrets, warblers, and plovers, even running tides and the breaking ocean waves, metaphors or symbols, though that doesn’t mean they’re not worth contemplation.