Poet In Residence at Cedarmere Week 2

I wrote 30 poems, including a PowerPoint video poem and a few erasures.

I strolled up and down rolling hills, through gardens, around a pond, near trees, and harborside.

I sat in silence in a library alcove, in a great room in front of a fireplace, and on a porch.

I offered impromptu tidbits of historical facts.

I guided a poetry writing workshop about what history holds.

I am grateful for the Friends of Cedarmere, for this inspiring opportunity, and for the preservation of this historical place that urges us towards a better future.

Day Two
Day Five: I chased butterflies. If I were them, I would have been annoyed at me.
Day Seven
Day Nine: Tiny poet ponders in front of large fireplace
Day Ten

From Park To Mars To The Open Ocean

A few months ago, I answered a call for reading my poetry on video for the Babylon Village Arts Council. South Bay Sundays poetry workshop had been meeting in person during the nice weather in Gardiner Park, so it was a perfect setting. After one workshop, a video guy showed up with a mic and cameras. I was all like, Wow, I thought it would be someone with an iPhone. He was like, Nope, we’ve got equipment. I did my thang, introducing myself, raving about the park, and read some poems.

Here we are in January in winter and my video pops up on the Babylon Village Arts Council YouTube and Instagram. I’m delighted, and I click on it to see how it turned out.

Then I’m floored. It’s not me reading on a park bench. It’s me reading on a park bench and then footage that goes along with my poetry. And it’s all good lighting.

I am so grateful for BVAC and Deborah Hauser, the poet who currently heads up the BVAC Poetry Program, for sharing my poetry in such a detailed and unique way. Thank you!