backstory



I’m a writer and poet, and I live and work in Portland, Oregon, but I try my best to play throughout the Pacific Northwest.

I prefer drinking Pinot noir when I’m winding down a writing session; craft beer when I’m talking with friends, acquaintances and complete strangers; and kombucha when I’m pretending to be a healthy, well-balanced person.

I feel I owe my writing career, modest though it may be, to my lifelong desire to avoid real work; the thoughtful and loving support of my wife, Lisa Holmes; and the city of Portland, which provides a culture of belief and inspires the courage to live one’s dreams.

work



Journal Poems

I’m currently at work on a new chapbook collection of poems. As I work through that process, I’ll post the poems I’ve had accepted at various literary journals.