Trivialities like “Trust me, I’m a poet”

…Not that I’m saying that renown or recognition equates to merit. On the contrary, as Socrates affirms in Plato’s Apology: the truly wise are those with the paltriest reputation. That being said, the only bona fide assurance I can give you about my worldly merit as a poet is the following award:

The Linda Buchanan Jacob Poetry and Creative Writing Prize 2016

for the following 3 poems:

I know you by only one name ©2016


morning thoughts ©2015


The Awakening of Adonis, by John William Waterhouse

“I should have loved a thunderbird instead…”-Sylvia Plath ©2014



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