Announcing the release of my new collection of poems, Broken Open.
This collection contains 56 poems most of which were composed over the past 18 months. There are three older poems, one going back to 2002. The collection is predominantly sonnets and a few variations of curtal sonnets. Included in the collection are a few freer forms and a ballad I composed on the folk hero of San Francisco, Emperor Norton. There are a number of homages to various poets who have inspired me through the years and continue to inspire me. There is also a couple of poems that interweave the scholarly thought of John Rawls whose work has intrigued me of late and whom I hope to study more intensely in the years to come.