Friday, February 20, 2009


The NY times reported yesterday that China has stepped up security forces in several Tibetan cities. Most Tibetans world-wide are boycotting Losar, the traditional Tibetan New Year, to mark the occasion.

On this Sunday's radio show for Write Action at [107.7 FM] radio I will be featuring Tibetan poetry and song reading from such contemporary poets as Woeser, Tsering Wangmo Dhompo, Tenzin Tsundue and others. Some attention & homage will be paid to traditional poets from the past.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Primo Pensiero Book Signing in Chicago, 2.13.09

Booksigning of PRIMO PENSIERO at the Chicago AWP Conference in the BookfaIr, booth 454 on Friday, February 13, 2009, 4:30 PM.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Year of the Earth Ox

Earth Ox Year

Hail, to the herd instinct moving us
in unison through winter's thick and thin
over razors edge between this or that crest.
One-pointed focus tames brute force
of cloven hoofs to the grindstone, heads
bowed intently with nostrils flared—
our horns poised to strike the bullwork of obstacles
shored up against realization or imagined enemies.
For, we are the earth-movers,
who graze with ease among sticks and stones
where nothing grows
except a sweet determination
to succeed!