Sunday, February 8, 2009

Poetry Reading at Full Circle

I will be reading from "What Can Be Saved" at Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City's 50 Penn Place on Thursday evening, March 5th. The reading/book signing will be at 7:00 p.m.
I hope you will come and bring someone who doesn't typically enjoy poetry. Let's see if we can win some hearts and minds. And supporting Full Circle, our hometown bookstore, is always a good thing.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Some of you have asked about my new book of poems out recently from Finishing Line Press. It's entitled What Can Be Saved and will be available by the end of the week at Full Circle Books here in Oklahoma City.
It's also available directly from and from, or directly from me. As a former librarian, I can say subject headings might be: mothers and daughters -- dialogue; children -- differently-abled; mothers -- as swans; words -- obesssions; life -- hoarding and saving.
I am especially grateful to be given permission to use the mixed media work of Jerrod Smith on the cover. Jerrod gets time and its obsessions. He gets the relationship between wings and bodies, flight and stasis. I hope you will like these poems and find a part of yourself in the story. I also suggest you look at more of the work of Jerrod Smith at