I grew up in Cazenovia, NY and moved to Jamaica Plain about two years ago. It's here that my parents met and here that I was conceived -- so I feel a bit like a fish swimming upstream to spawn.
Boston is the most ancient city I've ever been to, and I'm fascinated by its history and its unique culture.
I am primarily a poet, and my work has appeared in Lux, The Bard Papers, and A Light in April. My essays have appeared in The Moderator and BJSS (Bard Journal of Social Sciences). Patch.com has afforded me my first experiences in journalism, for which I am very grateful. The line between creative writing and reportage is far blurrier than I once thought -- as Ezra Pound said, "Poetry is news that STAYS news!"
Politically, I am neither Democrat nor Republican. I am interested in ideological fringes (I think that the Tea Party has a lot of potential); I voted for Obama and have trouble approaching politics realistically. When I'm not writing, I'm most likely playing guitar, singing drawing, researching things of personal interest, eating, drinking, or asleep.