Can Anyone Write Poetry?: Thoughts on Teaching and Writing
Poetry / Teaching / Translation

Can Anyone Write Poetry?: Thoughts on Teaching and Writing

On Sunday, December 4, 2011, I was invited to participate in a community panel at Wachtung Booksellers, in Montclair, NJ. It was a perfect afternoon for talking about poetry with other writer/teachers at a beautiful bookstore and a gathering of artists, poets, and readers. Marina Cramer, a writer herself, and gracious host and coordinator of … Continue reading

Alimentum Poems
Poetry / Spanish

Alimentum Poems

Poem I: Culinary Insecurity When you don’t cook you think you can’t ever make lovers close their eyes while they taste your bisque or neighbors mmh-hm as they bite borscht bits of red and cream. When you don’t cook your guests blink at the size of the crab cake on their plate can’t possibly- and- oh it’s gone. But you don’t cook and you think: “Fluke.” I’ll never have this much luck … Continue reading