your poetry is wet
it beads up under my finger
tracing your scars like a lifeline
like dew on a pane of glass
i spell my name and
the page swells with desire
it bleeds for me
i dip my finger
into the ripple
reach into your reflection
touch your face
Welcome. Thank you for visiting my site. I hope you like what you see and will drop me a line.
I am playful, tender, and tenacious
Some poets who move me: Bertolt Brecht (Germany) • César Vallejo (Perú) • James Scully • Langston Hughes • Marge Piercy • Nazim Hikmet (Turkey) • Pablo Neruda (Chile) • Philip Levine • Roque Dalton (El Salvador)
Books that have influenced me (to name a few): Fanshen by William Hinton, In the Fog of the Season's End by Alex La Guma, Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire, Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan. I recently finished The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz, and am currently reading The Cross and the Arrow by Albert Maltz, an adventure novel about resistance against the Nazis. I also read The New York Times daily, Yoga Journal, and Performing Songwriter.
OK, movies: Night & Fog, Matewan; Burn! (with Marlon Brando and a conscience for once--classic); more recently, Children of Men (riveting and prescient, if flawed); on the lighter side: Groundhog Day, Quick Change, Fisher King. I'll admit I fell for Y Tu Mamá También.
I am a vegetarian--fairly vegan, although not strictly. I love to cook.