Friday, September 27, 2013


"Morpheus" is a poem from my collection Sojourner set to image. Do you have your copy yet? Click here. Or buy it at Paperback Exchange in Florence or at Green Apple Books in San Francisco.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

At the Stork Club

Me performing at Paul Corman-Roberts series "Crows in the Stork's Nest" at the Stork Club in Oakland, CA on August 14th, 2013.

For a full Write-up and film of the entire event see this page of the LITSEEN Blog.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Death Trap Bachelor pad

I lost you, Stella,
in icicles, overburdened,
you collapsed, hearing horns
in unheralded cold.

For you pointed North,
Pole-ward you pointed,
a five-sided arrow

of non-directional desire.
The furniture, damnit,
wants your blood;
you beat it off with a stick.

I won’t be here in the morning.


An Update

It's been a long, hectic and wondrous summer focused upon publicizing, launching, and performing from my first published book of fiction and poetry, Sojourner. So much emphasis on travel and performance--and now the preparation for a second book I hope to publish this coming spring--meant not much new creative work posted here. Now that I'm back in Florence ("Tanned, rested, and ready" as Dan Aykroyd's Nixon) I should be back to my work-in-progress with new tales soon. In the meantime, I'm now writing a literary column and reflections on books for Florence News and Events, and English-language newspaper here in Italy. You can read three (count 'em, THREE!) articles by me here on page 27. As always feedback and/or suggestions welcome--what have you read about Italy lately that might interest my readers?

Also, coming up, I'll be Inaugurating The Florence Writers and St Mark's Cultural Association's first literary season with the inimitable M. Elizabeth Evans at 6:30 PM on Monday, September 16th, upstairs at St. Mark's English Church at Via Maggio, #16 in Florence, Italy. Drinks and nibbles will be served and a festive atmosphere guaranteed. Hope to see you there! (I'll be reading from Sojourner and I'll be happy to sign one for you!)