I’m thrilled to have a new poem — Makebelieve — featured on the American Academy of Poets website. With thanks to Jen Benka for featuring this poem there. This piece comes from the forthcoming collection There Is No Such Thing As The Past.
Today, for Good Friday, I wrote Collects to go with the Stations. Some are below, accompanied by the gorgeous art of Sieger Koder, whose religious art can be found at PB&M.
I've been speaking at a few nursing conferences this past 12 months, exploring how language and story influence the treated and the treating. The Scottish Centre for Nursing Innovation asked would I write for their journal, so I wrote this prose poem - Patient Notes - for their International Practice Development Journal.
The poem is on their website (link here).
With thanks to Jan Dewing for her innovation.
One of the joys of having a website is that folks get in touch. Last week, I got the following email from a teacher in the United States. I asked if I could reprint it and she said of course.
A few years ago I recorded an album of poetry and some music. Here's "Maranatha" - the track that inspired the album's. It's yours, for free, because I stole most of the words from the prophet Jeremiah, including the strong language.
On the joy of radio.