Ybor City

Together WILL be a better world. So, this past October, I went to my doc for my annual physical, after which I go into the little room to get my blood drawn. The clinician looks at me and says, “are you a musician or an artist?” Both, I said. “What art do you like?” AllContinue reading “Ybor City”

Melodicas and Gorillaz

My son Jude goes to college in St. Pete, so for an early birthday gift, I bought him tickets to Gorillaz in Orlando (10/21/2022) and I was chuffed in that he still wanted to go with his old man. He got into Gorillaz as a teenager as he started to explore music more independently, beyondContinue reading “Melodicas and Gorillaz”

Leading Nowhere

Working on a new book, poems that are tied together by their impetus or inspiration, although not necessarily in the way one would typically think.  Don’t want to give too much away until it comes together, but this piece, “Leading Nowhere,” is a new one that could be among the selections.  It was inspired byContinue reading “Leading Nowhere”

A Mythology

Really pleased to see my poem “A Mythology” included in the latest edition of Rabble Review, a uniquely cool digital, mobile-based progressive periodical you can download onto your phone: https://rabblereview.com/ “As a leftist platform, Rabble Review is interested in works that examine critically the capitalist societies we live in, or explore visions of post-capitalist possibility.”Continue reading “A Mythology”

Poet Warriors

Joy Harjo is the current and first poet in residence at the Dylan Center, but her artistic cred goes much deeper and wider, having just finished three terms as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States (2019-22) – the first Native American to hold this honor. She is also a Tulsa resident and citizenContinue reading “Poet Warriors”