January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017


It turns out I averaged about a poem every three days last year. Lots of poems that nobody has seen or heard. Come hear some of them! The open mic starts at 8, I’ll go on sometime after 9. They’ve got lots of things to drink at Linneman’s. I think it costs $3. Bring some things of your own for the open mic and talk all about it.

Zip MKE Opening Exhibit

January 8, 2017

I sent a few photographs to a new project in Milwaukee, called Zip MKE. The group has a mission “To break down the geographical and linguistic barriers that divide us in the city of Milwaukee through an online gallery, exhibition event, and traveling display of photographs–both scenic and portrait–from each of the city’s 28 zip codes.”

I just received word that some of my pictures have been included in the inaugural show, which will be housed at Milwaukee’s grand Central Library from January 21 – February 19. I have no idea which pictures were selected and am curious to see what ends up on the walls, taken by myself and other Milwaukee neighbors.

The opening event is from 12:00pm – 3:00pm on Saturday, January 21. Complete details here. Hope to see you there!

I’m very excited for this Winter 2017 edition of our quarterly Panorama at Schlitz Audubon. It’s our all Lake Michigan issue, and the first time we chose to focus on a single specific topic. Fitting such a voluminous topic into 1,100 words was quite a challenge. We’re all pretty pleased with the results, and already working on our spring 2017 issue. Have a look here.

December 31, 2016

December 31, 2016

December 15, 2016

December 10, 2016

Oh, do thaaaaaaat's what that thing does? Thanks for the instruction.

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Creating a Ripple Effect

December 10, 2016

Here is a piece I wrote at work regarding our Preschool Urban Outreach Program. Not many poets out there who get to write feel-good pieces about feel-good topics. A pretty fortunate situation all around.