INNER SUNSET is published!

My debut book of poetry INNER SUNSET, published by Blue Light Press, is now available on Amazon! if you read my book, please leave a review on Amazon. Also found in increasing numbers of local independent bookstores, Books Inc. In Laurel Village is the latest. My poetry in this book concerns San Francisco, the Sunset…

EVENT: Blue Light at the Gallery Reading

Friday, October 4 – 7:00 pm  Check out the details over on the Events Page! (Click here to redirect) Featuring Christine Vovakes, author of I Didn’t Mean to ForgetHeather Saunders Estes, author of Inner Sunset Doug Gorney, Cover Artist of Inner Sunset Paul Fisher, author of Rumors of Shore Claudia Reder, author of How to Disappear AUTHORS OF BLUE LIGHT PRESS Marin…

Featured Poem – September, 2019

This is an older poem and one I love. I live across from a park and theses trees are like friends. I am so delighted that it was published by Vistas & Byways Journal at San Francisco State Spring, 2019. Dignity of Trees Torn limbs expose the inner flesh.In the small park where we live,branches…

Featured Poem – August, 2019

Vistas & Byways is the journal of San Francisco State OLLI program. This poem was published in the Spring, 2019 issue. It is a nightmarish dream of mine ending in a powerful image from my childhood in rural Massachusetts. Fall Into the Next Rushing through airplane terminals, fumbling tickets, pages, bags, very late, can’t find…

Featured Poem – July, 2019

This time last year I was in Alaska visiting a family friend who is also a fabulous kayak guide. For a change of pace, here is one of my poems from the trip. These are actual names of climbing routes. The poem is also found in my book, Inner Sunset. Frozen Waterfall Climbing Routes in…

Featured Poem – June, 2019

I am so excited about the publication of my book. All I can say is Hallelujah! Sing-Along Messiah   Is the point to bloom? Send your sweetness out on the air. Open your petals. Call to the bees. Lean toward the sun balancing on your tiptoes. Duet with the rain.   Or is the point…

Featured Poem – May, 2019

Red Velvet Cupcakes with almond cream cheese icing, still tenderly breathing from the oven. Crunch of the sugared cake crust in the midst of sweet softness. Red from the cochineal bugs, unabashedly and gloriously fake like stripes of fuchsia in a millennial’s hair. A classy surprise, pleased by its own display. I choose this poem…

Featured Poem April 1, 2019

One from my upcoming book of poems- Inner Sunset. These past few warm days set my winter kale to blossoming. Stars The kale went to flower and then seed.   In the midday warmth, pale green cabbage butterflies swirl and ride on yellow stars exploding out of plant tops, sparks from wands, slow motion fireworks….

Featured Poem March 1, 2019

There is so much rain. I need a flower poem! Lotus A dried bundle of seeming death in the dark and silence, my winter hyacinth. First roots grow slowly. Then her densely folded, tender tip emerges out the bulb. Tiny leaves are blanched naked, cold white grubs. From the downstairs cold closet I carry the…

Featured Poem February 14th, 2019 Valentine’s Day

I Saw A Quail, Sort Of Two Behind the squash courts along the scruffy parking lot, a trail leads off into the trees above the AIDS Memorial garden. It was close to me and seemed reluctant to run or fly away like they normally do, the nervous little things. I realized there was a dead…