1.1.2021 American Sentence

1.1.2021 – 2020 was taken out to the alley & shot in the head. 12.31.2020 marked the completion of twenty years of daily practice of composing American Sentences. (17 syllable poems, a form initiated by Beat legend Allen Ginsberg.) A new edition of the...
12.9.2020 American Sentence

12.9.2020 American Sentence

The end of 2020 (aside from spawning millions of “good riddance” celebrations) marks the completion of twenty years of daily practice of American Sentences. These (usually) 17 syllable poems, a form created by Allen Ginsberg, have been a lifeline for me....

Rattle Magazine Interview

I’m delighted to have a poem and an interview in the latest Rattle Magazine. This interview is not one I conducted but one that was done with ME! And it was the best one anyone has ever done with me. Thank you Tim Green for taking the time to ask some good...

Unconventional Nelson

10.20.2018 – I told the UPS clerk my Mom’s first name was unconventional. #AmericanSentences When Bhakti and I were in Chicago last September, my Ma, Lesbia Nelson, was having lower back pain and so I offered some of my CBD salve. She tried it and loved it so I...