My Poetry & Photography Blog:         

Check out A & U Magazine (Arts & Understanding) - see my poem It's Not Over

The Best Link I Can Offer:
Natasha Trethewey at InsideOut with Peter Marcus's students on PBS:
Shameless Self Promotion: 
This is a stunning anthology of short poems: See my poem Getting Rid of The Spider
Audio of me reading my poem Returns at Sugar House Review: 

Audio of me reading my poem Assisted Living  on RATTLE's Audio Archive :


My poem Truth Be Told


My poem- with an audio of me reading it: Home Movie - Palmer Park 1962

My poem Without - at Montucky Review (online)


My poem: Review of The Ordinary - at Red River Review


Here you can read a short (two page)  Memoir I wrote

An article I wrote entitled: Getting Our "selves" into a poem


YouTube of me readina few poems at the Benefit for Chico

Click on Joy Gaines-Friedler - I start at 1:49 



Other Great Stuff:


2009 BEAR RIVER REVIEW: - hey - I'm featured in April, 2011


A couple of my Haikus on this e-zine -


Poetry Mountain Literary Magazine Center:  - one of the best sources for all writers (not just poetry) for finding literary magazines and literary links.


Monkeybicycle – a great online or published journal  - In 2007, Monkeybicycle became an imprint ofDzanc Books, a flourishing small press in Ann Arbor, MI.


Poets & Writers, Inc. is the primary source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers, and the publisher of Poets & Writers Magazine. If you are serious about writing you should join this organization and receive this magazine.


Writer's Digest is the No. 1 magazine for writers, celebrating the writing life and what it means to be a writer in today's publishing environment. Another really informative and worthwhile magazine.


Duotrope's Digest is an online resource for writers of fiction and poetry. Sends out publishing information - contests and deadlines.


AWP: The mission of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs is to foster literary talent and achievement, to advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and to serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing


                A very good description of creative non-fiction



BREVITY publishes essays of 750 words or less. Nonfiction only.


New pages - a wonderful guide to literary magazines - poetry, fiction, non-fiction


An interview with fiction writer Peter Markus (he writes very short fiction - "short shorts"

Peter is from Detroit and teaches for InsideOut Literary Arts Program in the Detroit Public Schools(I also work for IO).


An interview with poet Gerry LaFemina (so good. Teacher at Frostburg State University, MD)


"I still believe in poetry—I believe in its values of helping us to live our lives, and of connecting with each other and continuing to perform operations on the diseased patient of American culture and individual psyches." An interview with poet Tony Hoagland


                Saginaw is the home of Theodore Roethke - check out this celebration of

                 mid-Michigan culture Edited by Jeanne Lesinki