Trees: Symbols of Powerful Experiences

Two of my poems have been chosen to be part of the juried visual art and poetry show Trees: Symbols of Powerful Experience in the gallery at The Tech Garden here in Syracuse, NY. The show is curated by artist-in-residence Maria Rizzo.

My chosen poems are “Our Apple Trees” (first published as a broadside by Thrush Press) and “Kindling Me” (first published in Salamander).

The opening ceremony, including food, live music and awards, will be from 5-8 pm on November 21, 2013. The full exhibition runs from November 14 to December 31, 2013, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Thank you Maria Rizzo and Poetry Juror Lindsey Bellosa!

Event Info

Article at, November 5, 2013

“Our Apple Trees” published as a Thrush Press Broadside

The broadside of my poem “Our Apple Trees” has just been published by Thrush Press. It’s available for $3.50 (S&H included).

To order a broadside, you just login to your own PayPal account, and send $3.50 to account: Indicate which Broadside you are ordering with either name of poem(s) or poet(s), and the number of each desired, in the notes section on Paypal or in an email to

Each broadside is handmade, stamped, and backed with art paper of different patterns. It’s a beautiful object and I’m proud to have my poem published in such a form. The poem itself is inspired by the old Amish farms in Ohio where my dad used to take me wild mushroom picking when I was a kid.

The above is a photograph of some of them which I just took in my backyard with the neighbor watching me, probably wondering why I was decorating an evergreen tree in August.