Poet, pundit, provocateur. Host of New Jazz Excursions, WVKR 91.3FM Vassar College
Poetry, prose and music reviews have been published globally but with little reputable income. Full
length collections include Buckshot Reckoning (Luchador Press, 2023) mooncussers, (Luchador Press,
2022); AmericanMental, (Luchador Press 2020); Blue Fan Whirring, (Nirala Press, 2018);
Anthologies include: Calling All Poets 20th Anniversary Anthology, (CAPS Press); Reflecting Pool:
Poets & the Creative Process (Codhill Press, 2018); Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose (Bright Hill
Press, 2018); WaterWrites: A Hudson River Anthology, and Riverine: Anthology of Hudson Valley
Writers (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007) A 2016 Pushcart nominee, he is President of Calling All Poets,
now in its 24th year in the Hudson Valley. He serves as co-chair of the Music Fan Film Series,
Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale, NY. CD reviews appear online at All About Jazz and
lightwoodpress.com Featured poet: London, San Francisco, NYC, Albany, Baltimore, Philadelphia.
Chronogram, 2003-2006. The Rock n Roll Curmudgeon appeared in Rhythm and News Magazine,
1996-2003. He is the Monday 9am-10am host of New Jazz Excursions on WVKR-91.3FM Vassar
He loves Emily most of all.
My Jazz Story
The first jazz record I bought was A Love Supreme so for a certified rock n roll kid you can only imagine the seismic shift in consciousness.
I then went to the Salvation Army and, for a quarter a piece, picked up Brubeck's Jazz Goes to College, Garner's Concert by the Sea, and Miles' Kind of Blue.
My advice to new listeners: be fearless and stay new.