The Practice of Art

The National Book Award committee recognized what many readers have known for years. Ursula Le Guin rocks as a top notch writer. A national treasure and visionary, she writes with an original and forceful imagination. She cares about creative freedom and knows how...

Theresa Pollak Prize

News: I received this year’s Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts! I am honored to be among fellow esteemed writers and artists. Richmond Magazine included an article about the award in their November issue, which you can read here....

Sacred Words, Revered Books

at Haeinsa Temple, S. Korea How would you characterize your relationship to your writing? Stressful? Hopeful? Judgmental? When you sit down to write, do you greet the blank page with welcome or ambivalence? How about revering every word, every pause and edit, every...

What Poetry Changes

A favorite writing spot: VMFA For the second year, I’ve agreed to organize Richmond’s 100 Thousand Poets for Change. As of this writing, venues in 700 cities and 110 countries, in such far away places as Cairo Egypt, Port Au Prince Haiti, and Ulanbaataar Mongolia, are...

Anagram Poetry

Playing Anagram with my Name or Manage A Mantra Implying Why all chant reply haply rant cell yell arch plant yell chart plan clap thrall yen clap rally then car hall plenty racy plant hell a plant hell cry a rap lynch tell cant rally help can thrall yelp can partly...
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