Book Birth Postpartem Depression

Having a book is a strenuous experience. It seems a good thing to celebrate and it is, but publishing a book is in many ways like having a baby, it means distortion, labor pains, anxiety, and depression can be part of the process. When the book is birthed it is out …

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 …