Great news! Kirkus Reviews has selected my collection of poems Infinity Minus One to be one of their Indie Books of the Month for October 2016. This is the highest honor given by Kirkus to an indie book. This should help the book get much broader exposure. Still, there’s nothing like word-of-mouth, so be sure to tell your friends about the book if you have enjoyed reading it.
My book was officially released today and is available for purchase at the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association website. Check out the Montessori section of this website for more info.
I have put up a donation page for anyone who wants to practice generosity and keep this project going a bit longer.
From a seed to the universe, in one short poem. The unusual form of the poem and the musicality of the language is intended to sweep the reader along to the climax. You be the judge!
“Call Me By My True Name” looks from an anthropological viewpoint at the practice of labeling what the dominant culture views as “learning disabilities”. It is drawn from a keynote address “Support and Engagement For All Students,” co-presented with Donna Bryant Goertz at a 2008 North American Montessori Teachers Association conference.
Six articles up in the Montessori section now. Thirty or so left to go.
Most cultures have understood that no man can be everything to his son. Other men step in to provide what the father cannot, and there is no shame in that. William Stafford was one of my “poetry fathers”. This poem explores these ideas.
This poem plays with the very rich complex of archetypal themes in the Greek legend of Ikaros and his father Daedalos. What is safety, and how do you get there?