Friday, February 6, 2015

A Poem Is Born (and published!)

I am pleased to announce the publication of my poem "Advice for the Newcomer" in Whidbey Life Magazine.

Here is the backstory.  Back in August 2012, I was interviewed by Betty Freeman about the publication of Write Wing Publishing's new anthology, "Surrounded:  Living With Islands."  Betty related that when she had been a newcomer to Whidbey, she was worried about getting lost.  She was promptly reassured by friends and locals, don't worry, you're on an island.  To my ear, this belonged in a poem.  And so, "Advice" was born.  Thanks, Betty, and thanks to WLM for publishing my poem.  Enjoy!