Poet, pundit, provocateur
A 2016 Pushcart nominee, poetry and musical criticism have
appeared in 500
magazines and periodicals. Full length collections include Blue
(Nirala Press, 2018); smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish
(Lion Autumn Press, 2016); Chapbooks, Eve’s Venom (Post
Traumatic Press, 2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House, 2010)
Anthologies: 11/9 Fall of American Democracy Anthology,
(Independent, 2017); WaterWrites, A Hudson River Anthology and
Riverine, Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers (Codhill Press, 2009,
2007); Will Work for Peace (ZeroPanik, 1999) President, Calling All
Poets, New Paltz, NY. Features & CD reviews appear in All About
Jazz & the Van Wyck Gazette. Tuesday night host of Jazz
Sanctuary, 7-10pm WOOC 105.3 FM, Troy, NY. His column, The Rock
n Roll Curmudgeon, appeared in Rhythm and News Magazine,
He loves Emily most of all.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because it expands the soul and frees the mind from the standard thumpa-thumpa 4x4.
I was first exposed to jazz in high school. Brubeck's Jazz Goes to College, Garner's Concert by the Sea,
and Trane's A Love Supreme.
I met David Amram, Marilyn Crispell, Paul Motian, Hiromi, and others.
The first jazz record I bought was A Love Supreme.
My advice to new listeners be fearless.