WRITER   MUSICIAN   TEACHER

SONGS OF LOVE AND HEARTBREAK FROM THE SHORES OF ERIE AND ANCIENT CRUMBLING BANKS OF THE CUYAHOGA HOME TO MAD DREAMERS HART CRANE AND ALBERT AYLER DEDICATED WITHOUT APOLOGY TO TRUTH AND BEAUTY NOT EASY TO FIND HERE BUT AS CHARLIE PARKER SAID IF YOU DON'T LIVE IT, IT WON'T COME OUT OF YOUR HORN
LATEST PROJECTS

 

I've just completed my poetry book Late Ballads of Cleveland. Stay tuned for publication updates!

 

​I'm working on a book of poems, Pocket Manual of Musical Terms. Each poem is based on a term (e.g., jongleur, furniture  music) from the eponymous book.

I'm also writing Mystery Chord, a book of connected short and long stories.

"I feel how truly wonderful life is, and I tremble with undying fascination for the world of art, the only place that gives me hope and makes life worthwhile."
                                         -Yayoi Kusama