Five of Five (Good Things)

From an interview with poet August Kleinzahler: INTERVIEWER Recently Poetry posed a question about the social utility of poetry. Does that interest … More

Third of Five (Good Things)

A neighbor “commissioned” this wall last year. The stonemason worked at his own pace, setting bits of quartz and shell into the nooks and crannies. … More

Five Good Things

Five good things,  I tell my daughter as she leaves for school.  Because the weight of Twelve drags heavy on … More


Back in the early aughts, soon after I returned to Georgia after spending a decade elsewhere, I wrote a personal essay  in which … More