After completion of the Creative Writing curriculum run by Lewis Turco at SUNY Oswego in 1973, I attended law school for two terms, then quit school for good! Since then, I have objected, conscientiously, but not uncheerfully, to almost everything in this crazy country, except for Howard Dean's candidacy and the promise of Barack Obama's presidency.
Last year, my poem The Muse Leaps Generations, was added to the Emma Lazarus archive by the American Jewish Historical Society; and, the H.Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego, NY used my poem, Buoys and Gales, on a poster to promote an exhibit of lighthouse photography.
The above photo shows me taking the waters on Monument Mountain in the Berkshires, at the place where Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne met in 1850. My poem, Paean to an Eminence, was published in the 2008 anthology Views of Monument Mountain. The video below is from an event in Cambridge for the publication of an anthology of poems that honor my friend, Donald Hall, 1928-2018, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2006-07.