Lecture on Poe

I’ve been asked to give a lecture on Edgar Allen Poe at a local Library.  If you have questions, contact Caroline Russom at 818.225.7616 ext: 756

It’ll cover some history, as well as the effect he and his writing has had on literature on society.  If you’re close, come and listen.

Poe_Calabasas Library Sept 10 2015

Where the Poet Roams


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Dark, dirty streets live in my mind
broken brick alleyways,
the color of blood in the midnight.
Streetlamps from another era
fasten me here for a short while.
The warm stickiness of old city grime,
it’s endless, never removed.
And I wonder,
Is this how it’s done?
Where the last step of a Jazz duo lay,
where the putrid decay of the dirty city lives?
Where words are scrawled across the walls in warm blood,
Is this where you find the poem?

Or just the poet,

Eeks, one of my first published poems; it appeared in Directions magazine about twenty years ago.

The Girl I Loved in Middle School – Fiction

My short fiction story, “The Girl I loved in Middle School”, will be published by Number Eleven Magazine!

“Bruce was a six foot-two inch, two hundred and fifty pound eight grader who grew facial hair that matched the tufts sticking out of his shirt sleeves and neckline. Needless to say, he feared no one. I, however, did. She turned to him…..”