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type name state
Landmark Robert Frost Stone House Museum Vermont
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Poetry Landmark: The Grolier Poetry Book Shop Massachusetts
Writing Program University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program Indiana
Literary Magazine Black Warrior Review Alabama
Conference O, Miami Florida
Festival New York Poetry Festival New York
Conference University of North Dakota Writers Conference North Dakota
Colony Ucross Foundation Wyoming
Conference Litquake: San Francisco Literary Festival California
Conference Poets Forum New York

poems

poem
I gave you a tree
and you said tree
and then cut and cut
until you were
hoarse with calling
back the rings
back the branches.
I gave you wind
and you thought it 
was a box a sheet  
something to cart away 
all you had burned.
I gave you land 
and you dug a pit
a canal you dug stone
from a quarry 
and now look
poem
They are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,	
And along the trampled edges of the street	
I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids	
Sprouting despondently at area gates.	
 
The brown waves of fog toss up to me	        
Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,	
And tear from a passer-by with
poem
            but i wondered what i would talk about      because
 here in southern california youre never really sure when
spring begins      i mean the experience of spring      the
 vernal equinox is one thing      but spring is something else
      and ive been living out here twenty years and i cant
 always