Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Hide tides

ok, I am finally back. I must say, I am so far behind with everything. if you have sent me an email, please be patient.

my trip was most satisfying. I must have collected 100lbs of sea glass. not sure what I will do with it. I spent a lot of time beside the sea gathering my thoughts, healing from my sister's death, and shooting images.

I came across some wonderful scenes in Newport, on Goat Island, Sabin's Point, and such. I must confess that I am very disorganized at the moment--my images are all over the place. I also have them on Cds and on another computer that is now in my storage. as time passes, I will gather them and post the scenes that captured my heart.

Congrats to my friend, Patrick Carrington on his new chapbook release, Thirst, winner of Codhill Press’ 2006 Poetry Chapbook Prize. Patrick Carrington teaches creative writing in New Jersey and is the poetry editor for the art and literary journal Mannequin Envy (www.mannequinenvy.com). His poetry has appeared in The Connecticut Review, The Potomac Review, Rattle, The Evansville Review, and many other journals. Rise, Fall, and Acceptance (MSR Publishing, 2006), his first full collection, is available at Main St. Rag's online bookstore (www.mainstreetrag.com).

you can order a copy and see how talented he is here:


I will jump back into my IBPC position and attempt to get The Versifier back up to 500 posts a day. I am also beginning school again soon and changing my work hours to weekend doubles--7am to 11pm on sat & on sun.

on another note, from east to west: bicoastal verse (print edition #1) is out. I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful group.

The print is a lively selection from three years of featured poets at the journal "from east to west: bicoastal verse" including Jack Anders, Coleen Shin, John Sweet, April Ossmann, James Lineberger, Jalina Mhyana, Tara Birch, Terry Lucas, PJ Nights, Tammy Trendle, Valentina Bonnaire, Dorothy D. Mienko, AnnMarie Eldon, Chris Crittenden, Kerri Rochelle, Tasha Klein, Wendy Howe, Jill Chan, Jennifer VanBuren, Craig Kirchner, Jenni Russell, Edward J. O’Brien, Cherilyn Ferroggario, Paul Adrian Mabelis, Gary Lawless, Christine Kiefer, Neil C. Leach, Jr., Graeme Mullen, Sarah Wilson, Ray Sweatman, Tom Blessing, Yolanda Calderon-Horn, and George Wallace. Pj and Ray have done a splendid job. congrats to them.

you can pick up a copy here:


I appreciate the email, well wishes, and just plain happy letters that fill my inbox. it make me very warm to know that what I do can make others smile. to see some of my new work, please go to my Live Digital site. I have only posted a few; I am on wireless as of saturday and my reception likes to go low at certain times. I try to do what I can.

In an odd mood today, really.

* a poem I am working on. it is only in it's 2nd draft. it is not about any certain someone... just a piece. anyway, I am going to have some rice krispies and get some things done. have a wonderful day.

[like a sonata clinging to the skin]

draft II

I dream underwater, where we
are fingertip to fingertip

a calming sea.

I dream in color of black and white,
of photographs, like clouds

pressed into a noon-day sky.
I dream of nightfall, where

a somber breeze warms the air,
where the images

to scattered streetlamps,
exposing this dream,

our bodies, the moon
almost perfectly.

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