Pattern and FormPattern and Form

This chapbook collection 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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