My favorite poet is Gerard Manley Hopkins. Other influences include Wallace Stevens, Syvia Plath, Charles Bukowski, Adrienne Rich, Emily Dickinson and others.
I studied poetry and playwriting for a year with William Packard at NYU and didn't start writing until my mid-40s. Although poetry writing is a solitary act, I love collaborating with other artists on poetry projects.
Cracked: Timeless Topics of Nature, Courage and Endurance
Life: Descending / Ascending
What If Shakespeare Gave American Idol A Make-over?
Poem from my latest collection
Poem from my second book
Usury, a poem