In the hours before I undertake my electronic fast, I just got word that my poem "Sharing the Sea of Surround Sound" is up at qarrtsiluni, where you can also listen to me read it, if you're so inclined. Go here to read and/or listen. It has a theme that will resonate with many of you as you head towards Thanksgiving, even though it's set in a modern office, not a family reunion.
A poet, a scholar, an administrator, a wanna-be mystic--always wrestling with the temptation to run away to join an intentional community--but would it be contemplative? social justice oriented? creative? in the mountains? in the inner city?--may as well stay planted and wrestle with these tensions and contradictions here, at the edge of America.