poetry and old-time music

In my poetry life, I write poems, give readings, teach writing classes and workshops, and encourage poetry everywhere. I have three books, The Cupboard Artist (Floating Bridge Press, 2012), Now (Bear Star Press 2007), and By a Thread (Van West & Company, 2000), and my work appears in many journals and magazines.


In my music life, I play old-time banjo, fiddle and guitar. I give banjo lessons, play for dances, concerts, and in living rooms, and love to get together with friends who play. My recordings are Instead of a Pony, and Goose and Gander.