Dear Friends……. As a literary gypsy I have relished interacting with lovers of words in many different ways! Being Poet-in-Residence at Montpelier Cultural arts Center in Laurel, MD; teaching at universities in the United States, Sweden and Norway; teaching creative writing and autobiography writing to adults and children; directing plays while I was at the United States Naval Academy, collaborating with an artist friend on a book of prints and poems about Alaska’s Inside Passage; and creating and facilitating Baltimore area reading and discussion series in Literature and Medicine and for veterans in conjunction with Maryland Humanities.
During the last year I took two Tupelo Press seminars that fed my creative energy and connected me to a community of writers and editors dedicated to making the world a better place through the power of language. The pandemic has been especially hard on small arts and humanitarian groups and when Tupelo announced their 30/30 Project I wanted to be on board. 30/30 is simple….I write a poem a day for 30 days and they post it. In return I ask my friends and supporters to pledge a donation OF ANY AMOUNT to the press to help continue their work. Win/Win for us….I get to share my work on line every day for a month and they garner some new support! If you decide to donate I will gladly share the story of how one poem came into being. It is sometimes amazing where and when the creative spark lights up!! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org get you poem’s back story any time during the month. I am excited about a month of poems and the chance to share them with you and to support Tupelo’s mission for sending beautifully inspiring books into a world that needs healing on so many levels right now.