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My first book is available from Cavendish Square Publishing

Cavendish Square Publishing releases books for the school library markets in the United States and Canada. My first title with this publisher is on the topic of human rights in contemporary African countries and includes a chapter for each of … Continue reading

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In Praise of Lichens

Here’s a link to a lyric essay I co-wrote with a lichenologist, John Villella, which PAN Journal published in 2014. Lichens are one of my favorite things on the planet. Read the full essay at Researchgate

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Critical Thesis Published at Numéro Cinq Magazine

 I’m pleased to announce that my graduate critical thesis, A Visual Approach to Syntactical and Image Patterns in Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, went online today at Numéro Cinq Magazine. I hope this will become a useful resource for literary scholars, artists, teachers, … Continue reading

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Whirlpools, a collaboration with Steven David Johnson

  An expanded version of the “Whirlpools” collaboration published in Flycatcher Journal, now out of publication. A PDF of the essay is viewable here: Flycatcher

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The Sisters of Cootes Store in Newfound Journal

Steven and I collaborated on another photo-essay about Cootes Store, this time about our daughters’ relationship to place.  We’re excited that the essay found a good home at the online journal, Newfound: An Inquiry of Place. The Sisters of Cootes … Continue reading

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Two photo-essays, from Steven and me

Steven and I collaborated on two photo-essays recently, which are both published online at Numéro Cinq.  Enjoy! Riffing on Whirlpools What It’s Like Living Here

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Erasure Poem

An interesting contemporary form of making poetry is to take a page of text from a source (say, an out-of-print book, for example), and carefully select some of the words to make a new poem or story.  The remaining words … Continue reading

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Parallel Universes

After more than a decade of being married to a web designer, I finally became interested in learning about hand-coding.  Last night, Steve showed me the rudimentary skills of how to construct tags, with their corresponding end tags, then opened … Continue reading

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On Happiness

In college, a good friend used to wear a purple T-shirt that said, “Choose to be Happy.”  At that time, being of a certain fatalist bent, I interpreted the shirt to mean that, regardless of one’s circumstances, whether plagued by … Continue reading

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Rondeau

I am not a poet, but sometimes I like to play with a very structured form, such as a haiku, villanelle, or a rondeau, and see what happens. Structured poetic forms appeal to the mathematical side of me, I suppose, … Continue reading

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