Thin Bits of Evidence

My prose poem series Thin Bits of Evidence provided the text for a compelling song cycle by composer Vineet Shende. The piece debuted at Bowdoin College in April 2014. The poems were part of the Art of Recovery exhibit at the MN State Arts Board in 2009, and Thin Bits also appears in Press 53's What Doesn't Kill You. . . anthology, published in October 2010.

Scrap: On Nevelson

This prose poem series is based on the art and life of the sculptor Louise Nevelson. The first section of this three-part manuscript appears in the October 2011 issue of Blackbox Manifold. Two poems from this series appeared in the print journal Ekphrasis in March 2010. 22 Magazine published excerpts from Section III in 2013.

The project received an honorable mention in the Tupelo Press July Open Reading 2015.

The Metaphorical Estuary

I am somewhat working on a prose poem series about the St. Louis River estuary and other river/Lake Superior junctures. Any romanticized notions of water were dispelled - or at least properly complicated - by flooding in our area in July 2012. Rivers - whether above or underground or somewhere in between - will find their way to the sea (a.k.a. Great Lake), even through solid homes. 

Rocks, chunks of wall, and massive trees moved miles downstream; whole fields of soil browned the lake. Elderly people sat in living rooms above basements full of sewage, and sections of road and trail were simply gone.