I will always have new poems and material to share so
please come back.
Welcome to my web site. I want each person who visits to feel at home. Join me at my table, sip on
your cup of coffee (or whatever your beverage might be) and let us have a conversation. It does not matter
how long you have been writing. Each writer has struggles. Maybe we can learn from each other.
I want to encourage new and established writers in their struggle to create, and include pertinent resources & links. I will also share my writings with others here, my poetry as well as my prose.
Writing is a lonely profession. In my
own life usually there was at least one person who encouraged me to keep on writing. Maybe, I can be that
one person for you at this web site. Writers' egos are very fragile and I do not know how many budding
writers were destroyed because there was no one out there to encourage them. And the criticism was too
hard to take. Maybe I can give you that little nudge to keep you going. I certainly will try.
Also, here you
will find my Poetry CD, with a title list and clips; some of my poems are printed out in full as well.
others to understand writing is as natural as breathing: we all have material to draw upon. A valuable
essay I wrote of journal keeping is included, based on over forty years of keeping journals. I have included a bibliography I created of resources for writers. All of these books have inspired me at one time or another. May some of them
do the same for you.
I write for it still matters. Wondrous things in
the ordinary occur every day and I record some of those things in the journals I have kept for over forty years.
I just pay attention. That is all I do. My poetry usually is generated from my entries. I stop
to listen. It is as simple as that.
In my writing, my goal is always to be genuine
and transparent. I realized many years ago that was the only way I can be good as a writer. I believe
in simplicity and clarity. I can transform the frustration and absurdities of day-to-day life into
'hilarious rants' (my wife's words). I found out I like making people laugh at readings.
I throw in serious poems to keep the audience guessing. You can find this out first hand by listening to the CD I made of my poetry -- just click on the titles on the CD page.
P.S. Often people
come up to me after readings I have given and admit, "I don't like
poetry but..." !!!
If you would like to leave a comment, or just say "hi", please
And be sure to check out "Siggy's Blurbs" -- more than 1,000 entries,
with more on the way! So, grab a cup'o'coffee, or tea, and continue on...