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I was on the Joseph Milford Poetry Show last Friday, November 9.  Here’s the recording.

I read from Seriously Dangerous (also available on,  Mansion of Memory (a few copies available from me),  Better With Friends, and my new (in progress) manuscript, Red Berries From the Mountain Ash.

Many thanks to Joe Milford.

Many thanks to Michael Lee Johnson, who has posted a new interview with me on Interviews Poets, Writers.  Check it out.

Many thanks  to thank the editors and publishers at Women’s Voices for Change for selecting my  poem “Evergreen Today” (from Seriously Dangerous) to be featured in their Poetry Sunday column.

I will be the featured reader Thursday, May 3, 2012  7 pm at 

Royal Bean Coffee House

3801- 137 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC

(across street from Meredith College)

followed by Open Mic.


Please join me. 



Get your copy of Mansion of Memory.


$11.  All profits go to Bright Futures Joplin Tornado Fund.

Book Award Nominee 2011

Seriously Dangerous
Main Street Rag (2011)

Words Awake!
A Celebration of Wake Forest Writers and Writing!

March 23-25 on the campus of Wake Forest University

I’ll be part of a panel “Writing Poetry” at 9:00-9:50 am March 24

(Eric Ekstrand ‘07, Helen Losse MALS ’00, Robert West ’91) (409 Benson)

part of a reading Writers Reading IV:  The Poets:  at 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. March 24

Eric Ekstrand ’07, Helen Losse MALS ’00, John York ’77 (401B Benson)

signing Better With Friends and Seriously Dangerous at the Wake Forest University Book Store table

and selling Mansion of Memory at the table for the Winston-Salem Writers

Join us.  It’s free! See entire schedule.


Abandoned Quarry by John Lane (Mercer U. Press)
Ascent by Doris Davenport (CreateSpace)
Copperhead by Rachel Richardson (Carnegie Mellon)
Crack Light by Thomas Rain Crowe (Wind Publishing)
Head Off & Split: Poems (2011) by Nikky Finney (NWU Press)
If This World Falls Apart by Lou Lipsitz (Lynx House Press)
Instructions for Killing the Jackal by Erica Wright (Black Lawrence Press)
Nineteen Visions of Christmas by Sally Buckner (Main Street Rag)
Presence by Scott Wiggerman (Pecan Grove)
Seriously Dangerous by Helen Losse (Main Street Rag)
She Hands Me the Razor by Richard Krawiec (Press 53)
Southern Fictions by Kathryn Stripling Byer (Jacar Press)
Talking about Movies with Jesus by David Kirby (LSU Press)
Terroir by Robert Morgan (Penguin)
Unaccountable Weather by Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Press 53)
Waking by Ron Rash (Hub City Press)
Weaving a New Eden by Sherry Chandler (Wind Publications)

Congratulations to all the poets on the long list.

My full-length poetry book, Seriously Dangerous (Main Street Rag, 2011), is on the long list for a SIBA Book Award.

Many thanks to Barnhill’s for nominating this book and to M. Scott Douglass of Main Street Rag for publishing it.

Copies are available at the Main Street Rag (Online) Bookstore, Barnhill’s in Winston-Salem, NC, several other Independent bookstores in NC, and from me.

If you want a copy from me send $16.50 (including postage).  Contact me, if you need my address.


I had poem “Stopping Twice For Water” in The Montucky Review,  “Cell Phone Momma Goes Shopping” in Referential Magazine, and a reprint of “Seriously Dangerous” in Wild Goose Poetry Review.

And I published 20 poets in the Dead Mule.  Love that photo on the home page.

So read up!!

Open Mic at Barnhill’s October 2011

January 2023