Remembering Allen

Author’s note: “Remembering Allen” is free verse poetry that reflects the lives of the individuals featured therein, and their impact on mine. The characters are, in order of appearance, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Timothy Leary, and Ken Kesey. This work neither condones nor condemns anything, and intends no value judgments.
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3D Geometric Series

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This is piece above is part of my 3D-Geometric Series and is a mirrored build up. I titled this piece “Cirque de Esprit” means “Circus of the Mind”. See if you can use your imagination to see the 3 clowns. The original piece is giclée on canvass and measures 24″H x 48″W.
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The three pieces you see below here are also part of my 3D-Geometric Series.

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These can be viewed at a larger size by clicking on the “continue reading” link.

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Letter to a friend regarding poetry

Author’s note: I wrote this to a fellow writer, poet Ken Nye, who was reflecting on the frustration of nonconstructive criticism, and the occasional inflexibility of others. This letter was a flowing stream of consciousness. Upon re-reading it, I realized it spoke to being true to one’s self in all we do.

It also addressed my perspective on original free verse poetry, my favorite type of writing — the one that gives me the most joy.

I felt this letter was the perfect way to begin my blog.

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