On par with Liam Callanan and Nikolas Butler, this is a must read from a Wisconsin author.
Nature Leads to Poetry
Ecotherapy reminded me of my childhood, where I was used to fields and red barns. I don’t think that life is simpler than an urban one. Yet it is closer to nature and with less manufactured things around you. It is healthier and if you strive to be one, it does help you to be a poet.
Poetry is Not Intimidating
there is no bad poetry. Just poetry that isn't finished yet. I still go back and edit poems I have had published.
Showing the World Through Your Eyes
Poetry is the world through the poet’s eyes.
Its Lakefly (Writers) Season
The Lakefly Writers Conference is my favorite weekend of the year. A few years ago, members of the Oshkosh Area Writers Club (which includes me) was given the challenge of creating a conference for writers. With the support of the Oshkosh Public Library and the partnership with the Wisconsin Writers Association, we were able to … Continue reading Its Lakefly (Writers) Season
I wanted to write a poem about what Oshkosh has given me. Gratitude is always important.
Writers Impact Now
I believe that even if you are writing nonfiction, a short story or a novel, there is a poem rolling around in your psyche lighting up the words to use like a pinball machine.
Changing My Dedication
My publisher wanted a dedication for my book. I jumped at the opportunity. Here is that dedication: To my wife, Linda, and my children, Kristen, Morgan, and Sawyer. They give me a warm, full life that inspires me to write that also includes two beautiful grandsons, Aiden and Callan. However, this is the dedication I … Continue reading Changing My Dedication
Shattered- A Novel
My novel comes out next month (December 2021). I worked hard to be vulnerable and put my own pain into my character. Now that is so close, I am worried how friends and family will perceive my main character as me. The character, Mikey Haskell, does some terrible things. Will they think that I wanted … Continue reading Shattered- A Novel
Express Pain Through Poetry
A book or an article about Oprah’s life would be an important read. But a poem that goes through the emotions someone has towards their abuser is immediate and powerful.