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Festival Agnes Scott College Writers Festival Georgia
Festival New York Poetry Festival New York
Festival Massachusetts Poetry Festival Massachusetts
Reading Series It's About Time Writers Reading Series Washington
Reading Series Brooklyn Book Festival New York
Reading Series Emry's Reading Room South Carolina
Reading Series Cornelia Street Café New York
Reading Series Good Thunder Reading Series Minnesota
Reading Series University of Montana Reading Series Montana
Reading Series Folger Poetry Series District of Columbia

poems

poem
"Why do you wait at your door, woman, 
     Alone in the night?" 
"I am waiting for one who will come, stranger, 
     To show him a light. 
He will see me afar on the road 
     And be glad at the sight." 

"Have you no fear in your heart, woman, 
     To stand there alone? 
There is comfort for you and kindly
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Arriving at last

It has stumbled across the harsh
Stones, the black marshes.

True to itself, by what craft
And strength it has, it has come
As a sole survivor returns

From the steep pass.
Carved on memory's staff
The legend is nearly decipherable.
poem
        after rereading Cormac McCarthy and taking
             a 5 mile run through the River Ranch
                                                     

                    Laughter is also a form of prayer
                                             —Kierkegaard

Okay then, right here,
Lord, in Bandera,