Painting with the brush of language

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”   ― Leonardo da Vinci I’m thrilled to share my publishing news here again as the pre-sale period comes to a close soon on March 6. My new full-length collection of poetry, “An Unwavering Horizon” published by Finishing Line Press is now available for pre-order here: … Continue reading Painting with the brush of language

Time, Travel & The Poetry of Things

On a trip to the Southwest Washington coast last spring, I got up at dawn to take photographs. Fog rolled in and “ruined” the light but with writing, just like photography, nothing is ever really ruined. You just have to be like a crow, picking up every shiny thing, turning it over and over for measure & finding the right place for it in your … Continue reading Time, Travel & The Poetry of Things

Inspired: A Conversation with Award-Winning Indian Poet Vinita Agrawal

I recently had the distinct honor of getting to know the work of internationally acclaimed Indian poet Vinita Agrawal. She graciously agreed to an international-style interview, in English here and translated into French by Paris-based arts & culture blogger Pravesh Bhurtha, founder of Bollywood Sources, whose mission it is to promote Indian cinema, arts & culture in France. See the French-language version HERE: http://bollywoodfilm.over-blog.com/2016/09/interview-vinita-agrawal-poete.html Thank … Continue reading Inspired: A Conversation with Award-Winning Indian Poet Vinita Agrawal

Inspired Natives: New Fashion Exhibit Turning Heads and Breaking Stereotypes

Walking by the Portland, Oregon USA Art Museum (PAM) recently, I had to stop to take in the gorgeous panel images advertising a new exhibit, Native Fashion Now. After reading that the show is a one-of-a-kind traveling exhibition that will be leaving Portland in September for upcoming runs in Oklahoma and NYC, I pitched the story to 1859 Magazine and was lucky enough to get … Continue reading Inspired Natives: New Fashion Exhibit Turning Heads and Breaking Stereotypes