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"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself."
-- Truman Capote



Ink pen Journalism is only one of my passions as a writer. When I'm not writing about subtitle-D landfills or traffic snarls (or lately, writing about agenda setting theory or Internet indecency legislation), I write creatively. Mostly I have written poetry and a little prose. My interest recently has tended more toward novels and plays. However, that stuff is not quite ready to leave the confines of my computer.




"Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death -- fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant."
-- Edna Ferber



Poetry Examples

Honey and Ginger Look for Home
A favorite of several of my friends, this poem was inspired by two girls in an English Lit class, one named Honey and the other Ginger. I was musing about how evocative those names were, and this poem just kind of wrote itself.
C.K. Williams Reads at Laurel Theatre
Writing titles for my works is something with which I constantly struggle. So I end up too often with a label title like this one. The poem is, indeed, about the poet C.K. Williams and his reading at Laurel Theatre in Knoxville, Tenn. Laurel Theatre is a converted church and one of the lovelier places I know to have a poetry reading.
All the Words that I Gather
I was looking at the tension between my artistic and archival tendencies when I wrote this poem. I have been known to scratch out a story or a poem on whatever is handy. I'm not too proud write on a cocktail napkin if that's what's available. However, I have a horrible tendency to save all those little bits of paper, as the poem says, "just in case."
July Berries
This poem is about one of the true joys of summer in Tennessee.

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