University of Southern Maine, You Broke My Crooked Heart

Dear University of Southern Maine, You've done it.  Broken my heart, that is.  You did it while staring into my unblinking eyes.  You never released your finger from the trigger, just waited until the dust settled from your bad press, then, when you hoped people were preoccupied by the warm summer air that finally came … Continue reading University of Southern Maine, You Broke My Crooked Heart

After Reading of the Heroin Epidemic in Vermont, I Write a Letter Home

Note: I recently finished the Rolling Stone article on the heroin problem in Vermont.  The article opens with a heroin addict from my hometown of Milton.  This poem emerged from the rush of nostalgia and visceral thoughts that the article broke open in my veins.  A Letter Home   Milton, Vermont, the dirty poem from … Continue reading After Reading of the Heroin Epidemic in Vermont, I Write a Letter Home

University of Southern Maine, We Will Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night

Since I posted my open letter to the University of Southern Maine about their plan to sell the Stone House where I attended the Stonecoast MFA program, a lot has gone down.  This week's Portland Phoenix explains that the University is delaying its plans to lay off faculty, and from my contacts at Stonecoast it … Continue reading University of Southern Maine, We Will Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night

Letter to the University of Southern Maine: Save the Stone House!

(Note: this is a letter I sent to the University of Southern Maine to urge them to keep the Stone House.  This is a house in Wolf's Neck in Freeport overlooking the ocean.  The property is used by the Stonecoast writing program where I received my MFA.  The school is considering selling this piece of … Continue reading Letter to the University of Southern Maine: Save the Stone House!