Early Application for my Next LifeEarly Application for my Next Life

This is the final chapbook in my “Pattern and Form” trilogy and, like the two before it, uses the structured forms of sonnet, waka, and acrostic to reflect on life’s process and meaning, both for the individual and for wider society. Learn more.

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The Clarity and the FogThe Clarity and the Fog

This chapbook collection continues my use of structured forms– once again sonnet, waka, and acrostic. This group of poems looks closely at the ironies and juxtapositions of opposites which appear in life as we near its end. There is indeed clarity to be found within the encroaching fog. Learn more.

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Pattern and FormPattern and Form

This chapbook of poems uses three distinctly different poetic forms to examine the patterns revealed by the journeys we undertake in life. I’ve tried to put my own spin on each poetic form (poseur sonnets, wistful waka, acrostic memories) while working to keep the intent of those forms in mind as I drift through them. Learn more.

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The End of LoveThe End of Love

Most love stories are inspired by the passion and joy of love’s first discovery, but what happens as love nears its end? This chapbook collection of prose poems considers that question, as I examine various forms of love that have traveled a good long distance, and, through time, change, repetition, loss, or simply the natural flow of life, have reshaped themselves in ways that are perhaps less passionate but sometimes more enduring. Learn more.

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man love poetry chapbookman love… memories of growing up male in rural america

This chapbook collection of short narrative poetry, which was created with a ‘poetry as memoir’ intent, reaches back into my memories to provide a glimpse into my life growing up on a small Kansas farm in the 1950s and ’60s, then considers how those challenges, influences, and experiences played out in the years and the relationships that followed. Learn more.

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Repairing Shattered Glass

Repairing Shattered Glass is a collection of poems that were written over a period of three decades, beginning in high school and continuing through college and the beginning of my professional career. As such, it is an eclectic collection of styles and reflects a long journey through different types of experiences and perspectives.

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Planting A Future: Profiles from Oregon's New Farm Movement

Planting A Future: Profiles from Oregon’s New Farm Movement

The farmers profiled in this book are working to heal our earth, strengthen and free our seeds, provide humane care to our animals, and raise wholesome, organic food to nourish our families.

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Winemakers of the Williamette Valley

Winemakers of the Willamette Valley: Pioneering Vintners from Oregon’s Wine Country

This collection of profiles showcases the stories of eighteen of Oregon’s extraordinary winemakers. I’m grateful to all of the winemakers who agreed to sit down with me and tell their stories.

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