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
"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."
I've just completed my poetry book Late Ballads of Cleveland. Stay tuned for publication updates!
I'm working on book of poems, Pocket Manual of Musical Terms. Each poem is based on a term (e.g., jongleur, furniture music) selected randomly from the eponymous book of musical definitions.