SEA NETTLES: NEW & SELECTED POEMS, my sixth book of poetry, is now available from the publisher and on Amazon.
As the title poem reminds us, “For each of us/ there is a place,/ a period of time,// a lover’s face/ that we must veer away from…” Sea Nettles is a book of poems about what we are often reluctant to confront: the memories that still trouble us and the losses we would just as soon forget. Former friends, old lovers, and mortality make frequent appearances, along with migrating birds and rising waters. Behind these poems lurks the knowledge that none of us can know what fate has in store for us. As the opening poem warns, “For you, the Universe has something else in mind.” To order copies, visit: