I have been writing since the age of twelve when I discovered the magic of great books and the power of poetic language.In graduate school at Simon Fraser in 1969, poetry found me again and became my life’s deep vocation. My “luminous companions” include William Blake and the Romantic poets, Rainer Maria Rilke, Vernon Watkins, and Denise Levertov.I am drawn to the mystical traditions of many cultures and religions and experience poetry as a musicality arising from silence.
My most recent book is Into the Open: New and Selected Poems, published by Inanna Publications in September 2017. It includes new poems, and selections from my earlier work, edited by Katerina Fretwell, with an introduction by Russell Thornton. Thank you Inanna for another beautiful book!