Poetry is at once the most challenging, self-indulgent, pretentious, absorbing and satisfying writing that i do. It can take months to get a poem right, or it might come out in twenty minutes. I like it because it’s a different use of language than prose; it’s more like painting or music, but with words. Its sense is not in the literal meaning, but in something larger: the patterns, the feel, the rhythm.
Here are a few of some of my published or performed poems: