Thanks for visiting my website.
I have been busy of late scheduling author visits for the rest of the school
year and beyond. The big trip will be to New Jersey, where I grew up. I am
calling the trip the Land of My People Tour, 2013, and, at this point, it’s
going to be at least two weeks long. I have 8 school visits planned, from
Sparta to Moorestown. Another 8-10 schools are mulling a visit, so I might
add another few visits to the tour. In addition to the schools visits, I will
be speaking at the annual conference of the NJ Council of Teachers of English
at Montclair State University. Prior to my speech, I will receive the Muriel
Becker Award, which is the organization’s award to an author for his/her
body of work. I am thrilled to receive the award. The day after the conference,
I will be reading poems from Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto at
Yom Ha-Shoah/Holocaust Memorial Service at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield.
I am honored by the invitation to read. To see all the current stops on the
Land of My People Tour, 2013, as well as other schools I will be visiting,
go to my calendar page.
You can see that I have opens dates in the spring, so send me an email if
you’d like to discuss a visit. I’d love to hear from you.
And, if funding for a visiting poet is tough to get at your school, don’t
forget that I can “visit” through Skype or FaceTime. Let me know
if you’re interested, and I will send you an information sheet. Teachers
and librarians seemed pleased with the Skye visits I’ve done so far.
They liked the chance to have some Q/A time with an author.
I finally got the word that the e-book version of The Dark Game: True
Spy Stories from Invisible Ink to CIA Moles
is now available through
the iTunes Store. I’m not gonna lie, it’s a kick to see my book
on my iPad!
The February edition of Ask-A-Poet is available by clicking the link at
the bottom of the page. This month I asked poets to name a few people they
would invite to dinner if they could bring people back from the dead. The
answers are wide-ranging, to say the least. Click below to find out who
would like to dine with Walt Whitman, Cole Porter, and Senator Joseph McCarthy.
I’m happy to say that “Roscoe,” one of the poems in my
1989 collection, Brickyard Summer,
will appear in The Bully,
the Bullied, The Bystander, The Brave,
an anthology that will be published
by Rubicon Publishing, a Canadian publisher. I will post a copy of the poem
on my Facebook page soon.
That’s the story. At least for now.