MONDAY MUSIC VIDEO: So We Won’t Forget


Mondays kind of suck. So let’s try to make them suck less by sharing music videos. This week I’m kicking off what I intend to be a regular feature, the Monday Music Video. I love music, and I love movies, so of course, little movies set to music are right

Some Recent Author Activity Including An Audiobook, A Zoominar, And A Proustian Questionnaire


As we near the end of National Poetry Month, the good folks at Turnstone Press have released an audio anthology featuring me, Su Croll, Joanna Lilley, and Sarah Ens reading from our either just published, or forthcoming collections – and it’s free! Download the audio book here: https://www.turnstonepress.com/bird-on-a-wire/taking-flight.html and listen

You Used to be Optimistic


Mixed in to the noise of panic buying and the static interference of science deniers is a slowly dawning public realization that there are things more important than the economy. Perhaps, perhaps we’ll come out of this a bit more human.

Turnstone Poetry Youtube Channel!


Hey Everyone! Check it out! Turnstone has launched a new poetry channel on YouTube and one of the poems from Lunatic Engine is on of the featured video broadsheets. Take a look and let me know what you think! You may want to also subscribe to the channel because there’s

an image of Naveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman (AKA “DaBu”) Stolen from their website at choirchoirchoir.com

ISOLATED WITH TEENS: My Son is a Frog


Kermit, the frog to be precise. Allow me to explain. You have probably already figured out that music is really important in my life. It is inseparable from breathing. I like all art, but I’d have a hard time choosing between poetry and music if it ever came down to

Streaming is Killing Music, and Other Ideas That Spark


Music streaming services don’t give a shit about you.

Happy Birthday Galileo!


So today, February 15, is Galileo’s birthday. What better way to celebrate than to reveal the cover for the book! I am really grateful and proud to be part of Turnstone’s s[ring lineup which also includes fabulous new books from Joanna Lilley and Sarah Ens. The launch and signing event

Before it was a book…


…it was a blog. Well, to be precise, I was in the middle of writing the book when I came up with the idea for the blog. If Lunatic Engine was a good name for a book, why wouldn’t it be a good name for a blog? And what better

Learn Cursive with Lunatic Engine – Lesson 15 –


A Small and Trifling Body should not have taken so much blood to wash outshould not have torn her keel in two Funny how just a couple of short lines excerpted from a whole poem can stand for so much. The process of completing these worksheets has forced me to

LEarn Cursive with Lunatic Engine Lesson 14

Learn Cursive with Lunatic Engine – Lesson 14 –


Through My Memory of Their Eloquence in the third trimesteryour handsvein and swelllike tree swallows A love poem. Pure and simple. I can’t wait for you to read the whole thing. And now we’ve come to the final fountain pen. I’ve got a couple of other interesting writing implements to

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