AWP17 in Washington DC

        This year was the 50th Anniversary of AWP, in Washington DC! Quite an accomplishment for any organization to have survived and thrived half a century. I apologize for this rare long post, I have made it as brief as possible trying to capture my experience. My …

Writing Summary 2016

2016 was a busy year. After a long hiatus from the business side of writing, it was time to submit my writing again. After several invitations to submit a full size manuscript, to the press that published my chapbook in 2007, I  pulled together my HIV/AIDS poetry, including new poems I wrote in 2015 inspired …

Bold Truth is Necessary in a Post-Truth World

          In December scientists gathered at the American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco to protest President-elect Trump’s selection of climate-change deniers to major government positions. The incoming administration will destroy their work, be detrimental to the health of our planet, and cut funding. Peter Frumhoff from the Union of …

Green Witch with AIDS Accepted for the HIV Here & Now Anthology!

              My poem, Green Witch with AIDS was selected for the HIV Here & Now Anthology by editor Michael J. Broder (due out in 2017). Prior to that it was published first at The Unprecendented Review, then on the HIV Here & Now Poem-a-Day project. In fact, …

The Poeming Pigeon, Music Edition!

                My poem, “In Our Strange Home,” was published in the latest volume of The Poeming Pigeon: Poems About Music! I was very excited to join a group of readers in Portland, Oregon to share my poem and two other music related poems from my …

Preorders open for Truth Be Bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS

                  My third poetry book, Truth Be Bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS is available at Finishing Line Press for preorder sales! This book is a testament to my career in AIDS services for over 20 years; it is also …

No Father Can Save Her

My poetry book NO FATHER CAN SAVE HER is available on Amazon! Julene Tripp Weaver’s No Father Can Save Her tells in verse the tumultuous coming of age story of a girl growing up in Queens, NY during the 1960s and 70s. When the little girl’s father dies, her uncle steps …