Winner of the Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition
Now available: The Night Journey; Stories and Poems, River Place Press To order, click HERE Signed copies also available at the Shoppes of Little Falls Zenith Books in Duluth, MN and Beagle Wolf Books and Bindery in Park Rapids.
A Passion for WORDS
When I hold a pen in my hand I am like a tree ready to be tapped. Think of me as a Sugar Maple, having stored up last year's sunshine, weathered the winter wind and snow, and now in the days of chilly nights and warming afternoons I am ready to let my collected light seep out and the pen is the tap that pierces my bark. Without it, I would hold in all the goodness and light, the venom and tears, the sights I have seen . I would hide under my canopy of leaves until summer waned and I would return to my winter sleep without sharing a thing. Instead there is this moment of opening, this pale sugary sap that you can tip your tongue into or hold a bucket under to take home and boil down to its essence and taste and taste and taste.