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Every week I will post poems from a distinct sub-collection. This first week, for example, because I am also working on my August Wilson short course, I am posting a number of poems related to my reading of August Wilson plays. Next week may be political poems or love sonnets. Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter. Never miss an update.


My online poetry collection spans 2012 to the present with occasional pieces tossed in from my archives, going back to high school in the early ’70’s.

After retiring from the foreign service I worked on and off as a reference and instruction librarian, as a project archivist at a municipal repository, as an archivist consultant in a small town archives, as manuscripts librarian at a university research center and presently as a freelance contract archivist. Ever the bibliophile, going back to grad school in my late 50’s for an MSLIS was a challenge. Later, I completed docent training at the Library of Congress, where I lead tours a couple of weekends per month. In 2020, I started docent training at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Very intense training program, made more complicated by the pandemic lockdown. Good while it lasted. Casualty of COVID-19. May resume it later. May not. Perpetuam uitae, doctrina.

One more thing. Since 2018 I have led an August Wilson American Century Cycle study group in the OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) program at American University. It is the love of my life! In 2020 we met by ZOOM! Ten plays in ten weeks. Eleven, give or take. Writing plays is my newest passion. One down, many more to go.

Writing poetry is my fun time, my moments of relief from the daily routine.

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