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Ohio Reading Road Trip

In 2002, two of my many poems about Marietta, Ohio, were published in a wonderful anthology entitled I Have My Own Song for It: Modern Poems of Ohio (edited by Elton Glaser and William Greenway). One of the poems, "Leaving Downtown Marietta, Ohio, 1983" has been included on the Ohio Reading Road Trip web site, along with a poem by Ron McFarland, for a lesson called Contemporary Ohio Poets Extension Activities: The Poetry of Leaving. The page includes a wonderful lesson plan. I encourage anyone who is teaching poetry to check out this resource. Click here to go to the page that discusses my poem. And to read a great essay about why every student in this country should be studying poetry, click here; it will take you to Tony Hoagland's "Twenty Poems That Could Save America." He also has a book by the same name.

Lesson Plan

A lesson plan for college students. This lesson includes my poem, "CoCo Chanel in the Stairwell" and Rebecca Brown's "Forgiveness."


Sunday, February 19: Love Is Strange Online Poetry Workshop

Another fundraising online workshop. Benefits For Goodness Cakes, PDX Chapter

Sunday, May 15, 2022: Food, Glorious Food! Poetry Workshop

Fundraising online workshop. Benefits For Goodness Cakes, PDX Chapter

2009: Poet in the Schools

Pratum and Butte Creek Schools in the Silverton, OR area

October 2021: All Month

Each month, Tupelo Press, a literary publisher in Massachusetts, has a group of poets write a poem each day. These poems appear on the TP web site every day as a fundraiser for the press, as well as a way of spreading poetry to more people. I raised $500 during this month and did write 30 poems that month.

Previous Readings

Portland, OR

Oregon City, OR

Salem, OR

Vancouver, WA

Lexington, KY

Richmond, KY

Seaside, OR

Grand Forks, ND

West Islip, NY

Previous Workshops

Roseburg, OR

Oregon City, OR

Hillsboro, OR

Lake Oswego, OR

Richmond, KY

Grand Forks, ND

Huntington, WV


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