Kay Snow Award
Willamette Writers Oregon.
Australian Bush Solstice
We party on the new pine deck
launch forth our summer joy
sautéed in garlic ginger echoes
bathed in Joni Mitchell’s chords.
The bush is loud, hysterical
Kookaburras spilling riot-red laughter
Our revelry bounces off full moon light
flashes between stampeding clouds
as a summer storm excites the air
crackling the blue-green gums.
Party into jasmine-mango
barbequed prawns drinking yeasty
bubbles watching clockwork spiders
Then a moment lily still
paparazzi moonlight catches us
into lavender summer night.
Dorland Mountain Arts Residency 2021
A one month residency in Southern California to work on my poetry manuscript. Surrounded by vistas with other artists nearby, it was a blessing to receive this residency.
Salem Art Association Poet- Artist Residency
ARTIST-POET COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCIES
The Salem Art Association (SAA), in cooperation with the Mid-Valley Poetry Society (MVPS), offers residencies for poets and visual artists to create collaborative works in residencies at the SAA Annex, to share their process with the public during their residency, and to display the work created in a 2021 exhibit.
I am working with artist Ann Altman to create a collaborative project to be exhibited in January 2022.
April/May 2022 Residency. Finishing the manuscript for the tossing dream to be published by Finishing Line Press.
Dorland Mountain Arts, California.