Monday, January 25, 2016

My Poems in Haiku-Year-In Review 2015

I am so honored to be chosen again for inclusion in the Haiku-Year-in-Review by Broadsided Press. Print it.  Post it in your favorite coffee shop, over the microwave at the office, on a bus shelter.  My haiku, heartbreaking and heartfelt, focus on the Charleston Shooting and the Syrian refugee crisis.

Read the poems here, as well as brief a tribute to my aunt, Pat Komarow whose full, but too short, life inspires my daily haiku practice

Friday, January 15, 2016

RetroLove in Apiary Magazine Online

RetroLove is featured in this month's Apiary magazine online -- "Writers with Soul"!  A shout-out to fellow poet, Monique Gordon.  You will love her words.

SAVE THE DATE:  RetroLove: The Show in conjunction with Philadelphia Jazz Projects is booked for June 29 and 30, 2016 at the brand new Drake Theatre in Center City Philadelphia.  The incomparable Monnette Sudler as Music Director.  Stay tuned as we get closer but save the date!

Watch and listen! Wind Rose!

Thanks to Andrew Litts, the Temple University New Music Ensemble, and soprano Peggy Pei-Ju Yu for their stellar performance of three movements of the "Wind Rose" song cycle. The performance includes "Among Mountains"; "Why Not" (3:50); and "Aqua Alta (6:07).

The full song cycle, inspired by the Italian names of the "wind rose" compass, traces a woman's journey.  Whether it is real or imagined is left to the listener to decide.

Take a listen!