Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dawn Chorus

On January 18th (and during rebroadcasts) my poem “Dawn Chorus” was read on The Open Mike Poetry Show, an hour-long program on UK radio station 107.1 FM in Winchcombe. You can listen to a recording of it on YouTube here.

Dawn Chorus

In spring, they sing:
thrushes, wrens,
warblers, all.
An earthly opus
sprung wide and free
through dawn.

In spring, they sing—
Announcements cast
on a screen of rising light;
the silence pushed
to the backs of leaves,
into cracks of stone.

To my ears
the dawn chorus
is but one song;
one the waking sun
but never hears.

In spring, I join in . . .
whistle down the path
with a child’s air;
a timeless flow of nature
from ears to heart.

And that is how
all my best days begin.

(From the book Wilderness & Love)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Poem to be read on UK radio

Another one of my poems ("Dawn Chorus") will be read on Saturday January 18th during The Open Mike Poetry Show, an hour-long broadcast from UK radio station 107.1 FM in Winchcombe. The program will air at 2 PM (London time), then re-air on Wednesday January 22nd at both noon and 6 PM (again, London time). The only way to listen, however, is online (see link below), unless, of course, you live in the broadcast zone. Check it out if you get a chance.

Note: Soon after the final airing, the show will be archived and accessible via a forthcoming iCloud link.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Volunteer Project 2013

In 2013, a great deal of my time was spent doing research and compiling data for the second edition of "Lord Dunsany: A Comprehensive Bibliography" by S.T. Joshi and Darrell Schweitzer. Dunsany, an Irish writer and dramatist, is one of my favorite authors and an inspiration to my own work, which made my involvement in the project quite special. It also afforded me the opportunity to work with someone I've long admired, S.T. Joshi, a literary critic, novelist, and leading scholar in the study of H.P. Lovecraft and others.

The book has just been released and is available in both hardcover and digital formats.