I've been writing and publishing poems (since 1965) and teaching for a living. I hope the language of my poems is conversational, heightened only by a lucky image or cherished surprise. The Perfect Heart, my book of selected poems from Mayapple (2010), reflects that hope. I do not write "slam" poems, but I brag that I am Vermont's reigning poetry-slam champion (since 2004, the last year Vermont held a sanctioned championship). I won by just one-tenth of a point. I visit schools and libraries throughout New England with workshops for all ages above 7, sometimes just writing workshops, sometimes connected to or involving a slam.
Publications and Prizes
The Perfect Heart: Selected & New Poems (Mayapple Press, 2010), Only What's Imagined (Kumquat Press, 2000), Just Worlds (Ithaca House, 1989), Stone Soup (Ithaca House, 1974)
Academy of American Poets College Prize, 1966; project Support grants from the Vermont Arts Council, 1999, 2004.
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