public art poems

From poems chosen by the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council shown in storefronts during National Poetry Month, and poetry banners hanging in the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal, to collaborations with a Southern California sculpture artist, i have been honored to have my work seen in new and exciting ways by folks i may never have otherwise reached. 

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Click each title link below to read the poems.

for onan
Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council, Poetry Corners, 2004

Commissioned by Temple Emek Shalom, Ashland, Oregon, 2002

Brad Burkhart Poetry Book Project, 2000
Collaboration featuring Brad’s sculptures alongside the work of 20 San Diego poets

solitary blues
Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council, Ferry Terminal Walkway Installation, 2005 thru 2007

Pajaro Valley Arts Members Exhibit Online Gallery, 2020
Collaboration with Sculptor Brad Burkhart

Seattle Poetry Grid, 2017

Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council, Poetry Corners, 2006

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The following lines extrapolated from the poem, “being loved,” were painted on the floor:
she longs to become the light
that has laid itself upon her
to believe a wishing star is more
than night’s first gleam

Words on the Coffee House Floor Anthology Café, 2002

As is often the nature of public art, the following events have no written or pictorial record:

Host and curator of a nationally recognized weekly reading with open mic and featured readers from across the country and across the pond
Poetic Brew, San Diego, CA, 1997-2000

Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council Poetry Corners, 2002 & 2003

Poetry on the Buses, 2017