Monday, August 20, 2007

On Wings of Hope

My newest chapbook, Dawn of Migration, has arrived!

The chapbook, which is being issued in conjunction with my fist-ever one-woman photography exhibit as part of the 3rd annual RochesterInkPoetry in Fusion Festival in October, fuses 19 of my “best of” bird photographs with 18 poems about the Galapagos’ blue-footed booby, Florida’s roseate spoonbill, Canada’s white pelican, the ubiquitous great blue heron and more.
One critic, fine art photographer and author Laury A. Egan observed this about the Dawn of Migration collection: “In style, these poems are intensely feminine; in perspective, they are powered by the maternal, as if written by Mother Nature herself.”
I hope you'll want to take a closer look. No binoculars required!

The chapbook is available for $11.50 (including postage). Proceeds support RochesterInk, as will sales of the framed photographs (available November 1). To order the book or to find out more, write me at
Kindly, from Kent, NY (aka Home),

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Northern Bound

The vagabond poet is aheadin' home...where, if all goes well, I will arrive on Wednesday, August 8, after eleven weeks of gallavanting. The penultimate adventure of this long journey to the Southwest and back took us along the Natchez Trace Parkway through Mississippi. Much to see along this lovely route that follows the old Indian-trail-cum-pioneer-pathway of the 1800s. Historic churches and moody cemetaries with worn tombstones and old trees draped with Spanish moss...ancient Indian burial mounds...creeks and delicate waterfalls...sites of now-defunct towns...and nature trails like the one that led through this cypress swamp one early morning.

One last stop along the way: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame/Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday. Then home, home at last.

Look for more postings this fall...beginning with a couple selections of photographs from my upcoming one-woman photography-poetry exhibit at High Falls Gallery in Rochester, NY. Dawn of Migration and Other Audubon Dreams is slated to open on October 3...with an accompanying chapbook of the 18 bird photos and poems in the show.
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