One of the labels I’ve used for myself in recent years is “would-be poet.” I wrote poetry for myself and for my blog and for bulletin covers. But recently I’ve sent some poems farther out into the world.
Last week I submitted a poem about Pentecost to the Theological Poetry Slam at Two Friars and a Fool. Making the video was hilariously challenging, as the cat meowed, the dog wagged his tail so hard against the french doors he was creating percussion, and when LP finally took him outside, she jumped up to look in the window and became part of the presentation.
In Someone’s Arms from Two Friars and a Fool on Vimeo.
The Two Friars and the Fool gave me a pretty high rating, and I am appreciative.
I also sent three poems to NuWine Press, and they have been included in a newly-published collection called RAW: a Poetic Journey–Finding a Way from Conflict to Revelation. It’s available at Amazon; I’ve just ordered a copy, so I haven’t actually seen the poems in print yet. Last night in New York there was a launch party. I wish I could have been there.
About the book (from NuWine’s website):