Life matters.  Family matters. Every word matters.  The truth matters.

 Let words build bridges between me and you. This is love.

National Poetry Month in Woodbury

Save Tuesday, April 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. for an open mic and all day Saturday, April 29, for a day of poetry conversations and workshops at Woodbury Public Library at 269 Main Street South.  Connecticut Poet Laureate Antoinette Brim-Bell, Connecticut Poetry Society President Pat Motolla, and some amazing poets from up and down western Connecticut will be there.  

New Volume: Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue is a collection of sonnets that honors language and where it comes from.  A mother tongue is a person’s first language. The language we speak first results from a confluence of time, place, and family. These poems continue my exploration of the question of what it means to be here, to be with each other, to understand ourselves as part of a family and a community rooted in history and living right here and now.  

Read an excerpt here.

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Poetry Can Build Community

Watch my presentation from my visit to the Mattuck Unitarian Universalist Society Feb. 19, 2023.