For a Better World 2019!

SO Excited! I have a poem selected to be a part of “for a better world 2019”, the book of poems and drawings on peace and justice by greater Cincinnati artists. (or Cincinnati native born folks like me! )The book will be out before May 31, to coincide with the “SOS ART 2019” event (May 31 – June 9, at The Art Academy of Cincinnati.

A line finds its way into a patchwork poem…

Here is 2017 Federation of Writers Scotland Makar, Andy Jackson, reading his Patchwork Poem  on the theme of Freedom for National Poetry Day in Glasgow. Andy composed this poem by using a line from each of the contributing FWS members!  And YES! a line from my poem was included!  I may be a US born poet of Irish and English ancestors although, in heart, I know I must have some Scottish blood as well. 🙂




JUST RELEASED! Notations: The Imagined Diary of Julian of Norwich

I am so excited about my new chapbook Notations: The Imagined Diary of Julian of Norwich. Each book is single signature and hand sewn. They make wonderful gifts for your special friends. (Not too early to think 🎄!)

And, yes! Invite me to do a reading in your home, garden, bookstore, winery, ruin bar, church and actually almost anywhere. Julian and I love to travel! Everyone needs a little bit of Julian in their lives! Just send me a note at

Thank you to Red Bird Chapbooks for publishing my book, which was written during a time of great sorrow and stress.

Notations FC