Monthly Archives: January 2019

Too Soon, Tony, Too Soon – R.I.P. Tony Hoagland (1953-2018) – Poet as Wounded Citizen

At the Galleria Just past the bin of pastel baby socks and underwear, there are some 49-dollar Chinese-made TVs; one of them singing news about a far-off war, one comparing […]

Spell bound! Looking Back at the La Romita Poetry Retreat, October 2018

In Italy IV Road shouldered by enclosing walls with narrow cobbled tracks for streets, those hill towns with their stamp-sized squares and a sea pinned by the arrow of a […]

No Mere Visitor to this Earth! R.I.P. Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

When Death Comes When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the […]

Announcing My 2019 Ten-Day Poetry Retreat in Italy

“To Be Fished by Poetry – Writing En Plein Air” A Ten-Day Generative Poetry Writing Retreat with Richard Osler – experienced poetry facilitator and author of Hyaena Season La Romita […]