The Other Good Side of Editing

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Dec 182010
The Other Good Side of Editing

As the editor-in-chief, there’s little that feels better than putting the finishing touches on the issue and getting the work of the publication’s many contributors out into the world. But there’s another good side to editing that has little to do with publishing. I have to decline far more submissions than I accept (that’s […]

Nov 062010
Bloom Launch is Saturday Night

If you’re in or around Tucson and haven’t already received the invite, consider this your invitation! Please join me, the family, and about 80 other neighbors and friends for the launch of my new book of poems, Bloom (Salmon Poetry). The launch begins with a BBQ and potluck at 5:30 followed by a poetry reading […]

Oct 182010
Bloom Now Available!

My new collection of poems, Bloom, is now available!  Published by Ireland’s Salmon Poetry — which also published Riverfall and has a superb lineup of poetry collections and anthologies and puts together a beautiful book — the collection contains 36 poems in three sections, including the long, 8-part poem “Inflorescence.” Tthe poet Alison Hawthorne Deming […]

Aug 052010

Lo Que Pasa, the employee e-magazine of the University of Arizona, has a lovely profile of me over at that just posted today.  The profile also includes a slideshow of some of my photos as I read the poem “In May I Consider My Websites.” Check that out at Enjoy!

Birds and Poems

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Jun 072010

It’s never too early to get the word out: Birds and Poems: A Poetry Workshop with Simmons Buntin and Eric Magrane [view flyer] Mondays, February 28 through April 4, 2011, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. — except no class meeting on March 14 plus a field trip on Saturday, April 2, 7:00 am to 11:00 […]

2009 Haunted Garage (Haunted Pirate Ship)

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Nov 032009
2009 Haunted Garage (Haunted Pirate Ship)

I’m still trying to get the video converted of this year’s haunted garage (Haunted Pirate Ship theme), so until then, I’ve posted a series of 58 photos in my image gallery, and a half-dozen images below: The underwater room; the first room you enter. Next: the headhunters island. Then, the witch doctor’s cupboard. And across […]

Oct 312009
Halloween Party 2009

Last night we hosted Civano’s Spooktacular Halloween Party and Haunted Garage (Haunted Pirate Ship Theme), and we had about 150 friends and neighbors stop by for tricks and treats. I didn’t take very many photos, and I hope to post a video of the haunted garage a bit later, but wanted to throw a few […]

The Beagle Project Blog and Darwin Poems

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May 242009
The Beagle Project Blog and Darwin Poems

I recently stumbled upon the Beagle Project Blog at, which is the blog portion of The Beagle Project at The folks behind the project say: We aim to rebuild the ship that carried Charles Darwin around the world, starting in Darwin’s bicentenary year of 2009. The new Beagle will sail the world in […]