Saturday, March 18, 2017


New poem up at Great Lakes Review.

Many thanks to the editors for doing their very cool thing up in the heart of my home state.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


A Reading - Wednesday, November 9 from 6-8pm.

Come hear me read with the 2HORATIO crew at The Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas, between Greenwich and 10th, NYC.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Two of my Detroit poems appear here in the winter issue (#102) of Chiron Review — the Chiron War Series, featuring essays and poems by Thich Nhat Hanh. The review is available in softcover format or ebook.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

2 HORATIO: The Chapbook Series

I had the honor of reading original work tonight with Kate Lutzner, Scott Hightower, Lola Koundakjian, Elaine Sexton, and other fine writers. It was standing room only in the Willa Cather room at the Jefferson Market Library in the West Village for the launch of 2 HORATIO, where I have one poem. What a great night for poetry in New York City.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

You Are Here.

Me: I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

Toto: But that is exactly where we are.

Many thanks to my new friends at Chiron Review for loving my Detroit poems. Two will be appear there, soon.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Writing is at once my way out of things, and my way back in. When you realize something like this, you feel a crazy but good urgency to stare at a keyboard all the time. To survive out here in the world I found my way up from selling clothes at Macy’s, Atlanta to national sales director of an apparel company in NYC, to owning my own business. I was born and raised in Detroit. I left my family there, moved to Atlanta, and went to work. Later, recently, I re-found the writing. I can’t say why it has taken me time to return. It is as if I had a dream that for some reason not known to me I was unready to see. Something like the perfect boarded-up blue shed right in the back lot waiting to be reinhabited and busted wide open. Most of my poems now happen on the streets of Detroit and in other downtown places. I'm not ever sure what I’ll find there, but I always come out dirtier and stronger and slightly cut up.

Friday, April 18, 2014


Appears in Podium, the virtual literary journal of The Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y. Selected by Bob Hicok for issue 12.