Featured on The Poet and The Poem from The Library of Congress

I was honored to be invited on The Poet and The Poem, Grace Cavalieri’s long-running program from The Library of Congress. I opened with a poem from Skin Shift and then we turned to The Masque of Marilyn and other topics, closing with a poem from The Erotic Postulate. Enjoy!

Remembering Derek Walcott

An unpublished poem from my archives on this sad day. Upon Reading Tiepolo’s Hound for Derek Walcott A pen trembled above a tea-stained page. A brush climbed couplets laid out in paint : Tahiti, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, a lineage hovered en plein air like ghosts or faint cloud wisps above the turning, turning sea. Read More …

Etherian Nights

My love for She-Ra is well known to most of you. The new She-Ra action figure, designed by twins Garrett and Darren Sanders for Mattel, is fab. u. lous. She’s pictured above checking out the dramatic monologue I wrote for her, “For the Honor of Grayskull,” in the Divining Divas Anthology. And here we are Read More …

Two New Poems in Nimrod

I have two new poems–“Cafe Imagination” and “Proof of Intent to Marry”–in the “Mirrors & Prisms: Writers of Marginalized Orientations & Gender Identities” issue (Spring/Summer 2016. Vol. 59, No. 2) of Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry. You can see the full list of all the wonderful contributors over here.