"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." Emily Dickinson

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Book News!

My full length book of poems,What Is in the Blood  made the Small Press Distribution (SPD) top 10 best sellers list in March!  Small Press Distributors' Bestseller List. Thanks to all of you!

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Autographed copy of my book of poems

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Photo by Rocky Gonet

Poem of the month:

These Poems

June Jordan - 1936-2002

These poems

they are things that I do

in the dark

reaching for you

whoever you are


are you ready?


These words

they are stones in the water

running away


These skeletal lines

they are desperate arms for my longing and love.


I am a stranger

learning to worship the strangers

around me


whoever you are

whoever I may become.


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