I began writing poetry in high school. Those were troubled times, and what I wrote was mostly depressing, want-to-connect kind of stuff. Then, in college at C.U., I attended a poetry workshop and became aware of a wider spectrum of possibilities for poetry.
My poetry has been published in POEM and Quarterly West, as well as many prisoner-focused magazines such as Cell Door, Inside Out, and Writing on the Walls. A short story of mine appeared in Red Wheelbarrow. I am working on a book-length manuscript of prison poems, entitled Poems of Internment.
Recently, I’ve become interested in short fiction, which is generally more accessible to the average reader, yet also very open to creativity in form and subject.