About My Writing...
I have been a member of Spilt Ink since its inception and
have been pursuing the craft of writing since my early
thirties. I wrote stories and poems as a child and
teenager, but as I got older, I let my writing career
languish while I pursued other things - primarily music (I
played French horn and sang for many years). I renewed my
writing practice in 1993 with a few poems and a series of
stories written in collaboration with
Brian Kunde based in the fictional town of Los
Bellotas. My interest had shifted toward poetry in the late
90s and I am now writing poetry almost exclusively.
I am also active in
non-fiction, principally writing for the Trail
Center. I have written a number of hike descriptions,
essays and columns for the Trail Center's quarterly
newsletter, The Trail Companion, where I served as literary editor and website manager (responsible
for content) for the TC as well.
My third role is proprietor
of Red Gravenstein
Press. Under this imprint, I have published seven
chapbooks. I enjoy the process of book design and layout,
striving for an inviting and distinctive look to each
publication. The chapbooks have also provided an
opportunity to collaborate with my partner,
Schwan, who illustrated two recent publications.
In both my poetry and
non-fiction, my main interests lie in the world around us
-- creating a sense of place, exploring where we live,
learning to observe natural processes, including human
- A selection of poetry and prose first published in
print and on the Web
- Fairly complete list of works, 1995-2000
- Mostly Gary Snyder
Spilt Ink logo by Brian Kunde. Used by
Geoffrey Skinner. All rights
contact me for corrections or comments.