August 29, 2016
We are big fans of his work. He had a macabre leaning but in a playful way and his art is just fantastic. Our second time there, the house offerings were sparser, someone mentioned a traveling show elsewhere, but it was still a pleasure.
It is both homey and silly and kitschy and respectful all at once
Also has a good gift shop tucked away :)
August 28, 2016
Just back from a stay in one of my favorite places. Perfect way to wrap up summer and since this was a bit of a rough summer, it was all the sweeter.
Provincetown - where the Public Library has a Boat in the children's room (as every library should)...
Plus great views
Folks taking a dip off a small beach at the end of a street
Just floating around
Our Tucker when he finally stopped biting at the sand and water long enough to feign a pensive pose.
August 11, 2016
August 7, 2016
A new poem is up today at a favorite site, Woman Around Town. The poem, Backstory, had the honor of several of its lines chosen to ride around Norwalk, Connecticut on buses, along with bits of poems from other poets of all walks. Spearheaded by Norwalk's Poet Laureate, Laurel Peterson, these traveling poetry lines celebrated our national poetry month in April and can be viewed at the Norwalk Public Library 's website. A fun idea I was happy to be a part of - and now here is the poem in full below.
The poem is based on the structure of the Where I'm From poems created by Kentucky 's Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon which is a great teaching poem and writing tool. I taught this form in a workshop in Katonah, NY at their library and the results never fail to surprise and encourage new poets.
I hope you enjoy my version.
August 6, 2016
July 20, 2016
July 13, 2016
A nice jaunt to nearby Wave Hill in the Bronx yesterday.