Friday, October 28, 2011


Friday, October 7, 2011


My second chapbook of poems, Standing in the River, is hot off the press from Tebot Bach and available on-line at Standing in the River was the winner of their 2010 Clockwise Chapbook Competition and Tebot Bach did a wonderful job producing the book. I couldn't be more satisfied.

That's my friend Adrian Psuty in the cover photo, swinging the Lower American on a winter morning. He and his wife Teresa taught me how to spey cast and continue to fuel my obsession with wild steelhead and home-brewed beer. Good friends, indeed.

I'll be reading from my new book at the Sacramento Poetry Center -- with Kathleen Winter -- on Monday, 10/10; at Angar Mora's Salons for Wooing Our Imagination! in San Rafael on Monday, 10/17; at the Urban Hive in Sacramento -- as part of the Color, Words & Rhythm event with Clemon Charles -- on Thursday, 11/10:
and at The Other Voice in Davis -- with Danyen Powell -- on Friday, 11/18. Shoot a message to me if you're interested in more details.

A special thanks, too, to Toni Wilkes for including Standing in the River -- and me -- in the Sonoma Book Festival on 9/24.


“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
― John Muir