Please join me on May 19 for a presentation of eight pieces from my California Songs. These are poetry/music pieces for which I have written both the spoken word parts, as well as the music that accompanies them.
Here’s a sample track … Upcoming reading with music – May 19
California Songs are poetry/music pieces that I have been writing as I transition from a lifetime in Minnesota to a new life in California. Each piece is a narrated poem accompanied by my music. Here are a few samples: … New track – California Songs
Here’s a new track from Fur and Feathers — an album of instrumental music I hope to release soon. … New instrumental track
Review of Deep Pockets
Richard Jarrette, author of Beso the Donkey and several other books of poetry, wrote this review. In it, he quotes Dan Gerber, whose most recent book of poetry, Particles: New and Selected Poems, was published in 2017 by Copper Canyon Press.
Diary of an Immigrant is a 16mm film I made while in film school in 1981. It was premiered at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. The film juxtaposes images of contemporary Wisconsin with imaginary diary entries of my Italian grandfather as he traveled to the new world 100 years ago. Think The Emigrants meet Stroszek.
In Robert Bly’s introduction to his translations of the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, he writes:
One of the most beautiful qualities in [these] poems is the space we feel in them. … Tomas Tranströmer