I write to take the raw materials of life and language and rearrange them. With ideas, images, irony, and sounds, I separate, gather, bring to the forefront, and expose.

I sculpt all aspects of truth as evocatively and specifically as possible, so that in recognizing part of our reality and voice, we come to see more of it.

I paint individual poems as close-up pictures that examine the minutiae of human experience, and I compile collections of poems as broader murals.

Thank you for joining me in my journey of both expansion and honing- sharpening my stylistic strengths and thematic emphases while also gaining new ones. Thank you for joining me in my journey towards publishing full-length collections.