public art

Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council, Poetry Corners, 2002 & 2003


all that i left at water’s edge
the lie of unspoken truth

the truth of unspoken lie
the pulse of breath

the sound beneath all silence
this is my meditation.

public art poem “yuugen”

for onan

Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council, Ferry Terminal Walkway Installation, 2005 thru 2007

solitary blues

your hopes are a standing pond at glade’s edge
feathered blues     a solitary heron
your wishes     pennies tossed with abandon
tarnished     embedded
across rain-slick roads your dreams wend their way
away from this chosen paradise     far from these trees
holding dew     like tears
ready to spill

public art poem “solitary blues”

Words on the Coffee House Floor Anthology Café, 2002
The following lines extrapolated from the poem, “being loved,” were painted on the floor:

she longs to become the light
that has laid itself upon her
to believe a wishing star is more
than night’s first gleam

Seattle Poetry Grid, 2018


Poetry on the Buses, 2017

Poetic Brew, San Diego, CA, 1997-2000
Host and curator of a nationally recognized weekly reading with open mic and featured readers from across the country and across the pond

Interviewed in Bainbridge Islander, May 2004