"The Cosmic Dance"

The following poem is technically a gift from my daughter — I wouldn’t have written it had it not been for her. Maybe that sounds a little too sentimental, but it’s true. It was first published in Rattle #37, summer 2012, and can also be found here. When our daughter...

Jump Off

(Originally posted Wednesday, August 27th, 2008)Normally when someone says, “Jump off” in relation to writing, it conveys images of finding a bridge. Portland, as you may know, is a town of bridges. We don’t need anyone yelling jump off, especially not to the approximately 250,000 writers who live here. Jumping...