in collaboration.

andy westhoff, a local illustrator i’ve been collaborating with, wanted to give his mom something special for mother’s day. so he drew this, referencing an old photo of her taken in the early seventies coming out of a kansas wheat field. he added his own sunflower and wheat patterns to get a more “kansasy” flavor. and he asked me to write a poem on it. i used my olympia script writing typewriter for the first time on this piece. so... Read More

help me win $5000 to fund my art!

this will only take a minute! how? help me have the most meaningful conversation! now and continuing a month from now! STEP 1: i want to know: what do you want a poem about? and/or what do you consider poetry? STEP 2: join the conversation on just log in & answer the question. takes 3 minutes or less! END RESULT: help me win $5000 to keep writing poems & teaching poetry to the elderly! NOTE: YOU HAVE... Read More