Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Interview with Patricia Clark 
click the link above to Atticus Review

 From the English Department at Grand Valley State University where I used to teach, some lessons about how Patricia Clark goes about writing a poem.

I own her book, North of Wondering.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Books by Barbara Spring

Sophia's Lost and Found  click the link for information about books by Barbara Spring

Three books of poems and one non-fiction: The Dynamic Great Lakes


 above: The Wilderness Within: poetry                                    

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Plein Air Painting Lake Michigan Beach

My watercolor of a sandpiper and seagull on a very windy day on Lake Michigan.  This is a plein air painting.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mackinac Island

 I was at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island recently where Minnesota poet and scholar, James Lenfenstey gave a lecture and read poems by two Chinese poets.  Fortunately, the poems were translated from Chinese to English.

He gives these talks on Tuesdays at this elegant hotel and they are free to the public.

A scene from Mackinac Island