Highlights of 2023


My poem was a winner in the  biweekly Ekphrastic Challenge by the excellent journal, on the painting by Frederic Edwin Church, Niagara Falls. This painting is probably the most famous of the falls. It brought to mind the poem I had written about Nic Wallenda and his wire walk across the falls from the Canadian border to the American border. 

September 2023

On September, 28th, I launched my full-length book of poems, Between Selves in Providence, Rhode Island. Between the two readings the magnificent duo, Cathy Clasper-Torch and Shelley Katsh, played lively music.  I couldn't have asked for better listening from the audience. So many helped out with the selling of many books and contributing refreshments for the gala reception. I am grateful to Art in the Atrium at First U which sponsored this event. During the break and reception the audience could view the excellent exhibit of photographs on the walls. 

April, 2023

It is an honor to be in this anthology along with well known poets Ada Limon, Lucille Clifton, Toni Morrison, Annie Finch. Rita Dove and many lesser known poets with stunning poems looking at Eve from every conceivable angle.

April, 2023

Many thanks to the Editor Nina Rubinstein Alonso for publishing my poem in Volume 12 of Constellations, a beautiful collections of poems and a fine looking journal.