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Welcome.  Whether you came here on purpose or by accident, I’m delighted you found me.  I write poetry and nonfiction.  I do this for the same reason a painter paints or a dancer dances: I have no choice.  But I know very well that you, the reader, do have a choice about how you spend your valuable time.  That’s why I strive for poetry and prose that is accessible and compassionate.  I value mystery in writing, but I don’t want to leave you merely puzzled.  I’d rather break your heart or make you think, “Yes, that’s how it is.”  Take a few minutes to read a poem or a short nonfiction piece.  If you like what you read, it’s easy to order one of my three poetry chapbooks (a chapbook is shorter than a regular book, usually less than forty pages) listed on my Publications page.  To order my memoir, Joliet Girl, or my full-length collection of poetry, Rain, Lilies, Luck, go to the Order Books page.

 
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