“Sometimes: the struggle and willingness to say the unsayable –– has cost poets and artists their lives.”––from Journey through the Power of the Rainbow Each year the value, presence, and volume of poetry in the world intensifies after spring arrives largely because the international community celebrates March 21 as World Poetry Day and people in … More Poets of the Past and Present in 2014 Spotlight (part 1 of 2)
Cover of forthcoming eBook Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black. The story behind the annual Juneteenth celebration is now fairly well known. The event commemorates June 19, 1865, the day slaves in Galveston, Texas, and other parts of the state learned for the first time they had actually been freed via the Emancipation Proclamation … More Juneteenth 2012 Editorial with Poem: Every Hour Henceforth
Hardback edition of The River of Winged Dreams The notion of one powerful dream dying and another rising amidst its ashes was new to me until the life and energy of a dream that for years had empowered my creative endeavors came to an end. I was stunned because while I had accepted the reality … More Evolution of a Vision: from Songs of the Angelic Gaze to The River of Winged Dreams
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