We are the bees of the invisible.
We wildly collect the honey of the invisible,
to store it in the great golden hive
of the invisible.
--- Rainer Maria Rilke, from a letter to Halewicz
On these pages, you will find a recently abandoned blog (In Beauty), an older blog (The Street), focused keenly on Oakland, CA, mainly West Oakland, and its environs, and now a hopefully active blog (Borderlands) that will (I think) explore the mysterious and powerful deserts of Southern Arizona, discovering (perhaps) why I am here, what I am doing, and will I stay.
On this website, you will also find previously published poems from my three completed manuscripts -- Darkwood of Error (AKA Eve and the Archangel in Paradise), 'Alewa Drive, Drawing Breath -- and also poems from a book in progress, tentatively entitled The Tender Hour as well as several other previously published works: short stories, and a critical essay (on Beckett). You will also find here a few of my concrete poems, created some years ago when computer programs were less sophisticated (oh, those were the days!). . . I was having fun drawing, using the primitive draw program in Microsoft Word – a bit like contour drawing twice removed – and these drawings became part of these concrete poems.
Enjoy, and if you find yourself questioning anything on this site or crave discussion, contact me!
I willingly work with fellow writers, editing and providing useful advice concerning the organization and presentation of manuscripts. If you are interested in these services, please shoot me an email for more information. My services are not that expensive so don't hesitate to ask!
One last thing . . . Please note that all writings and visuals on these pages are under secure copyright, but if you see something that you might like to include on your site or in your print journal, just contact me. I am reasonable and accessible. If you wish to read more work for potential print (or electronic) publication, I have other poems and stories that might be suitable for your journal or anthology, but please don't ask me to submit work if you are only vaguely curious. I tend to get rather annoyed if you ask me to submit work and then reject the work, months later. That's bad manners in my book . . .
Feel free to email me if you have any questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org