“A poem, being an instance of language, hence essentially dialogue, may be a letter in a bottle thrown out to sea with the — surely not aways strong — hope that it may somehow wash up somewhere, perhaps on the shoreline of the heart.” — Paul Celan
Thanks for visiting my website! I hope you’ll have time to explore it and read some of the poems I’ve put online.
My poetry has been published in a wide range of online and print journals, as you will note in the bibliography section. My second collection of poems, Having Lived, was published in 2018; my first, Crafting Wings, in 2017. Shanti Arts is scheduled to publish my third collection, Shoreline of the Heart, this year.
I’m a retired public relations executive, living in Colorado, who was an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America. My 28 years of experience in PR included work in the private sector, the military and the federal service. While managing national and international programs, I focused on media relations, special event management, and editing and writing.
I was born in New Orleans, La., raised in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., and attended high school at Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass. I went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a master’s degree in human resources management from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, Calif. While at Berkeley I was awarded the Eisner Prize for poetry, the university’s highest award in the arts.
I’ve been a member of the Colorado Authors’ League for the past two years and for eight years (2010-2018) was poetry editor for an online literary publication, Halfway Down the Stairs. I’m also a veteran, having served on active duty and as a reservist in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a commander.
I met my wife of 34 years, Frances, in San Francisco. We have two children, Jonathan, M.B.A, Ph.D., and Lauren, R.N., M.S.N.