The window is open on a warm late May day and a cool mountain breeze moves the curtains like papery fingers. Occasionally, I glance at the Japanese maple outside or […]
What do you think about all the reaction to TIME magazine’s recent cover featuring an attractive blonde mother breastfeeding her son?     The fact that a nurturing mother […]
There are days when I wonder what kind of novel Sal Paradise and Billy Pilgrim might make if they hit the road together.
It was truly an honor to be invited to read a few poems at this year’s Asheville Wordfest. When I received the invitation I thought it was a mistake. So, […]
The afterglow of Asheville Wordfest 2012 has barely faded. In truth, I’m still recovering from the rich, full weekend, but excited to announce tomorrow night’s literary reading. Friday, May 11th […]
It’s less than two hours before the event and I find myself pacing the house with loose leaf pages of poems wondering if I’ve chosen the correct poems for tonight. […]
It’s true. There is only one article I read from the pages of O: The Oprah Magazine. It is the interview between Maria Shriver and the poet Mary Oliver.  “I consider myself kind […]
“It’s a good time to come together at the table of poetry,” says Laura Hope-Gill, the director of Asheville Wordfest, in a recent article in the Asheville Citizen-Times. I’m very excited to […]