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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Blue Kimono: Anne Bryson

Anne Bryson, artist and friend from England, beautifully illustrated my poem "Kimono" (which originally appeared in Harpur Palate). See more of Anne's work at The Fountain Gallery. I'm always grateful for the response of readers to my work, but particularly when another artist responds I am honored. Yay for collaboration!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Topics I researched today for the poem I'm working on:

1) the properties of titanium;
2) whether Jesus spoke Aramaic or Hebrew:
3) pentagonal numbers (from Wikipedia; the number of distinct dots in a pattern of dots consisting of the outlines of regular pentagons with sides up to n dots, when the pentagons are overlaid so that they share one vertex).

Examples of Pentagonal Number

    Examples of  Pentagonal Number
There are 22 distinct dots in the given pentagonal figure. So, 22 is a pentagonal number (from

I love poetry!