“My first attempts at poetry were inspired by the beauty of the Hamilton College campus and by my English literature professors, Charles Nesbitt, Thomas Johnston and “Bo-Bo” Rudd. The impulse to express myself in poetry stayed with me throughout my long career in Chicago as a clinical psychologist and photographer. Now, retired back home in the Hudson Valley, I am free to devote myself to my first loves, photography and poetry. This is a collection of those poems that have remained most meaningful to me together with a few of my favorite photographs, some taken by my father and some by me.”
WINNER - BOOK 2014
Returning was selected as one of the winners of the 5th Annual Juried International Competition for Self-Published Books. Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, and Karen Davis, Co-Owner and Curator of
the Davis Orton Gallery,
Hudson, NY, jurors.
“(I) finally (sat) down and read, not once, but three times more your wonderful poems which read like short stories, of which I would have liked to know more, oh so much more. But, you are a conservative poet, never wasting or repeating words, phrases, themes . . . ‘Reflections’ is perfect but I think my favorite is ‘I Went For Beauty,’ Yes! . . . Lastly the photographs were great.”
Creative Director & Founder
The Writers’ Circle of Rhode Island