Sunday, September 30, 2018

Some pictures from yesterday's spectacular Rosewood Art & Music Festival in Columbia, SC. I am with fellow poet and friend John Starino (in the one with us both wearing hats), and some new friends who took home signed copies. 





Sunday, September 23, 2018

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    I started a new page on Facebook? Why, you might wonder?  My third book of poetry Gemini. is from Broad River Press. True to its name, the new page will double as a forum for literary and artistic thoughts as I have them. Like it, read, share the link, and let me hear from toy? Gemini is available from the usual vendors, and from the publisher.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Rosewood Art & Music Festival 2018

http://rosewoodfestival.com/artists-2-2/2018-artist-gallery/

All four poetry books available!

Here is a link to the artists appearing at the Rosewood Art & Music Festival, September 39. 11a-7p,
  • Location:
    Rockaways
    2719 Rosewood Drive
    Columbia, SC 29205

Monday, September 17, 2018

Market Tea Room November 7

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West Columbia Launch for Saluda Reflections-  plenty of fine teas and tasty treats available!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Arts in the Heart of Augusta Still Going on Sunday, 9/16


    Fantastic event! Stop by the Author's Alley at the Book Tavern, 936 Broad Street, and see the authors on for today. And go inside the bookstore itself! Signed copies of Saluda Reflections are there also
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Going 24 hours earlier was good in all ways

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     Awesome time in Augusta as Florence loomed next door over South Carolina!  met some fabulous people, strengthened by status as a regional poet, and left some signed copies behind.

   

Friday, September 14, 2018

Going to Augusta TODAY!


    Due to Florence's coming, I switched my day to be in Author's Alley at the Book Tavern for Arts in the Heart of Aiken. Thanks, Book Tavern!  I will still be there from 5pm-8pm, but TODAY, September 14th, NOT the 15th!

    All four poetry books will be available. With any luck, I can leave some of what I do not sell behind!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

First Review of "Saluda Reflections"


September 3, 2018
Format: Paperback

Saturday, September 8, 2018

At Author's Alley-Book Tavern, Arts in the Heart of Augusta 9/15, 5p-8p

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   Going back to this event in Augusta, GA, with all four poetry
books!One week from today!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ask me a Question, here or on Facebook!

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Monday, September 3, 2018

A Tribute to a Hard-Working Man


 
  I believe his given name was James Douglas. Out of respect we all called him Cap'n. When I met him he was in his 70s, and still working despite a bad back. He worked his own machine at Resco Products, Inc., along the banks of the Schuylkill River between Conshohocken and Norristown, just outside Philadelphia. We made heat-resistant cement to line tanks and pipes in refineries. 
     The Cap'n actually worked for the Labor Pool, located at 4th and Girard Streets in Philly. Like several other people I worked with, he migrated from the South (in his case South Carolina or Virginia) with thousands of African-Americans in the 1940s.
   He always had a smile, a kind word, and everyone’s respect. The poem is form Saluda Reflections, from Finishing Line Press.

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Reviews Are So Very Important to Writers, and So Hard to Get

      When my first poetry book was published seven years ago, I dutifully asked readers/friends to review it. That book, Places and Times, ...