American Moment: Invitation from President-Elect Obama Nov. 2008

In 2008 the President-Elect invited supporters from his prodigious social media community to reflect on this “American Moment” and to submit it to his organization. Here below is my little response to the soon-to-be commander-in-chief.   I campaigned many long hours, donated money, and engaged in myriad conversations with friends, …

Poetry Book Review: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s “But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise”

    “It’s rare to read poetry that is this experiential, visceral and somehow transcendent at the same time. In three sections Bertram runs her electric fingers as if over the braille of American life  as varied as wildlife (coyotes, elk), the natural sciences (inter-galactic formulas, weather patterns—in both a …

Taking Care of Your Genetic Material: Review of MOTHERLUNGE

“MOTHERLUNGE IS A FULL-FRONTAL assault on every dappled, dimpled and doily-enhanced image we’ve had of both women and mothers. Think Sandy or Orem, Utah—scrubbed clean with culturally-defined markers of motherhood, riven with Victorian charms that are neither really Victorian or charming. Then think the opposite.That is Scott’s literary world. That the story is also hysterically funny …