New poem, “What Was She Born For”

May 30, 2009

Colleen McCallion, an artist in Laguna Beach, created the art installation you see below, which accompanied “What Was She Born For” in the magazine Artlife .

© Colleen McCallion

© Colleen McCallion

Colleen did the cover for The Illuminations and will do so for my next book as well.

Click here to read the poem “What Was She Born For”

“Making Form”

May 14, 2009

Here is a poem I wrote about the creative process.

Making Form

On looking for “Les Très Riches Heures
du Duc de Berry”

At Cluny, though she searched for a great copy,
the Hours were dull as if the blood
used to paint them (the way barns were painted
with milk and blood of cows) had dried
burgundy burnt down, greens mulched.

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May 13, 2009

This is my official website. You can learn about me, read some of my poems, and buy my books here. You can also contact me via the “Contact” page. Enjoy!