I am delighted to have “Tony,” the poem I wrote Anthony Bourdain on the day he died (revised it later) and “White Irish,” one of the several poems inspired by artist Maureen Mullen included in Boog City 12 and thank publisher David Kirschenbaum and poet/artist Greg Fuchs for making it happen.
Four of my favorite poems have been appeared in two editions of Periphery (spring 2018, 2019) a wonderful print literary journal published by the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University. Follow this link to learn more about Periphery and CSWR.
"Grace” an occasional poem in progress /May 2019
I read “Grace,” an occasional poem (in progress) commissioned by the Harvard Divinity School’s Commencement 2019, team on May 29, 2019 in Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. I had only a few weeks during finals to work on the it—I accepted the “assignment” just before finals! The poem is precious to me because it is dedicated to my Harvard Divinity School community. I believe we need more occasional poetry in the public sphere. The entire service is worth watching. My short poem-in-progress comes at the 53:33 mark — just before the address offered by public philosopher Dr. Cornel West.