I’m a Magpie
For this extra-special Poetry Thursday, here’s some Horace, by way of Ezra Pound. This monument will outlast metal and I made itMore durable than the king’s seat, higher than pyramids.Gnaw of wind and rain? ImpotentThe flow of years to break it, however many. Bits of me, many bits, will dodge all funeral,O Libitina-Persephone and, after [...]
When we took the cat to the vet earlier this year, we discovered that his estimated date of birth was in April, 1997. So of course, for simplicity’s sake if nothing else, we decided he’d share April 23rd with me. 911 is known for his vicious nature. When we first met him, at his old [...]
When I was a kid, I used to love pulling my parents’ old paperbacks, the ones they’d had since college, off the shelves. I loved the smell of them, the aura of brick halls and turtleneck sweaters, young love, and bright, adolescent intellectual endeavor. I read The Bald Soprano, the Odyssey, tried to read Freud [...]
I'm a librarian. Special skills include dog charming, brochure writing, slapdash cooking and long-winded nattering. I also enjoy watching the sunset's reflection in the tall buildings downtown.
For a while there, I taught classes on Classical literature, philosophy, and the history of religion at New College of California. I have an MA and an MFA in Writing, and live on a boat in Sausalito, CA.