To the House of the Sun:
Reviews and excerpts
Autographed copies available


(forthcoming) Cumberland River Review:

  • Burial: Oleneostrovskii Mogilnik Cemetery (6400-6000 BC)
  • Burial: Skateholm Cemetery (5200-4500 BC)

(forthcoming) Cider Press Review:

  • Old Man’s Shed
  • Missing Child

(forthcoming) Albatross:

  • Migrations at the End of the Ice Age
  • Ring of Brodgar, Orkney


  • Song to Nehalennia (Netherlands, AD 200)
  • Looking for Nerthus (AD 100)
  • Song to Sequana (Burgundy, 100 BC)
  • Song to Sulis (Bath, 100 BC)

The Basil O’Flaherty:

  • Unfinished Michelangelo
  • Kafka’s Sisters (1945)
  • The Painted Caves: Chauvet, Lascaux,Altamira (30,000-15,000 BC)
  • A Disciple of Pythagoras Wins a Chariot Race (496 BC)

The Journal (Wales):

  • Burial: Long Barrows (3800-3400 BC)
  • Burial: Tormarton Ditch, England (1500 BC)
  • Burial: To the Air (3000-1000 BC)

Concho River Review:


The High Window:

  • Star Carr (8500 BC)
  • Pytheas in the Shetlands (325 BC)
  • Fire Houses


  • Burial: Near Copenhagen (6000 BC)
  • Burial: The Amesbury Archer (2300 BC)


  • Skara Brae
  • Horses on Orkney
  • Bone, Antler, Stone – Museum Pieces
  • Cuween Chambered Cairn
  • Robert Oppenheimer
  • Daedalus and Icarus

Literary Juice:

  • Odin & Baldr

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

  • Winter Crash

6 thoughts on “Recent Poetry

  1. The subtle technique by which you draw images out of bristle brushes mixed with blood on prehistoric cave walls; or, Michelangelo’s unfinished heads and torsos emerging lifelike from inanimate blocks of marble, is extraordinary. I evoke imagery in my poetry by the use of minimalism. You’ve accomplished this with broad strokes and complex language. My hat’s off to you.

  2. Thanks for this, especially since I was just reading the cave poems & suddenly didn’t think they worked at all. Poetry is such a solitary affair, & so encouragement out of the silence is as good a gift for a poet as any.

  3. Great. I’m glad I picked that one, then. The imagery is moving in the sense that it evokes motion. The long lines for each stanza immerse the reader. I tried the technique recently, after reading this and the Michelangelo piece – if you don’t mind – fragmenting images to create a whole. I ended up with a sort of Haibun that I feel worked out better than the original prose form I’d written it in. But, yes, the cave poems work very well.

  4. Thanks Eleanor. I’d love to know what you think as you go along. You’d be surprised at those who have critical reactions just against the ampersands; to me they look like musical notes on the page, & when read aloud (I hope) even more so.

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