79 poems; 179 pages The collection reflects significant events of my life, 2000 to 2012, and my reaction to them in terms of thoughts and values I then held dear. Friends, my profession, students, beauty, the act of writing, memories of an older self, transcendent beliefs, bits of humor about my situation are topics that follow each other with the same ease as does shutting off the TV, leaving the house, and driving to the supermarket. In the treatment I make of the topics, my objective is to connect with forms of grace and to find a personal truth.
EDUCATION B.A., PH.D, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ UNIVERSITY CAREER Director of Italian (1977-2008), U. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; specialized in Foreign Language Learning, Renaissance Italian Literature, 20th Century Italian Avant-Garde Poetry, Italian Film of the Cold War Period. PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS * 2011: First Place Overall, GILLS CREEK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION, "Photo Contest," Columbia, SC * 2010: First Premium, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR, "Professional Photography Exhibition," Columbia, SC *1984: Fourth Premium, POLAROID INC.," Picture America Contest," judged by the International Center of Photography, New York, NY * 1982: Third Premium, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR, "Professional Photography Exhibition," Columbia, SC * 1982: Selection for Show, SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION'S ANNUAL EXHIBITION (one of 69 works selected out of 900 submissions), Columbia, SC OTHER ARTISTIC EFFORTS I am also a painter and a poet.
Diary of My Mother's Death, 1987 Published October 11, 2013
UNGUIDED MISSILE Published March 06, 2013
hostage of love / hostage of death Published December 26, 2012
G R A F F I T I M U R A L S FROM ITALY Published October 24, 2012