Some of you may be aware, if you follow me on FB, that I often write poetry to various visual art mediums and photographs. Favorite artists that really inspire me are Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso to name a few. I also enjoy writing to photography. [By the way, I took a class this past winter, Writing from Photographs, (a University of Texas Informal Class) which was wonderful. I highly recommend it and if you are interested this class is being o
Has your book club considered choosing poetry as a genre? If not, maybe now is the time. Poetry is accessible, evocative, open and full of interpretive perspectives that will entice lively and interesting discussions just like your current selections. BEAUTIFULLY NAKED. AT LAST., my journey exploring a relationship with fear and struggling to reach freedom, is intimate yet universal in scope and would be a terrific poetry book to consider as a continuation of your natural exp
I am thrilled to announce that, BEAUTIFULLY NAKED. AT LAST., is available now at independent bookstore, Malvern Books located at 613 W. 29th (north of the U of TX campus), in Austin, TX. Malvern Books "specializes in visionary literature and poetry from independent publishers, with a focus on lesser-known and emerging voices the world needs to hear." I like that! They host book and poetry readings, musical performances and is a friendly space for book club meetings. For more
I am very happy to announce that Beautifully Naked. At Last., is on the shelves at BookWoman, located at 5501 N. Lamar, in Austin, TX. BookWoman has been serving the feminist and queer communities for close to 40 years. They have a substantial poetry section so I am quite fortunate to be included amongst their selection. They also host a variety of book events including a poetry open mic every 2nd Thursday of the month. Beautifully Naked. At Last. is also available in their o
For one reason or another many of us are intimidated by poetry therefore skipping over the genre altogether. I was certainly not immune to this way of thinking and until I started to write poetry I remained in this camp.
When I started writing I kept a journal and wrote...a lot...and still do. I had much to express and a pen and paper were my best friends and still are. Quite by happenstance I began writing poetry. I suppose I needed another way to release bottled up feelin
I am very proud to announce that Beautifully Naked. At Last. is also available at BookPeople located at 603 N. Lamar, Austin, TX. BookPeople is Austin's largest independent bookstore and has been in existence since 1970. They not only have pretty much every genre of book you can think of but have unique gifts, cards and a cafe-CoffeePeople. They also host many book events which include readings and signings throughout the year. Their staff is knowledgeable and friendly and al
I am very excited to officially announce my book of poetry is now available. BEAUTIFULLY NAKED. AT LAST., is a labor of love that evolved out of necessity but inadvertently extracted. Here are excerpts from each chapter. The first chapter, NAKED., begins with recognition of deep struggle. The second chapter, BEAUTIFUL, moves through transitional hope. The last chapter, AT LAST., perseveres to eventual promise. To order go to the BOOKS page and click the BUY NOW button. NAKED.