WHO AM I?
I’m a graduate of Goddard College with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Earlier in life I received my J.D. fromSUNY at Buffalo Law School. I also have an M.B.A from Florida International University. For far too many years (in hindsight) I was Associate General IP Counsel, Litigation and Licensing for Xerox Corporation where I managed patent litigation and licensing. I also served for several years as an Adjunct Professor in the English Department at Monroe Community College where I taught Introduction to Literature. With a class scheduled for 7 A.M., my students were committed (or subject to being committed, depending on the day).
My poetry has appeared in publications large and small, print and online, in the United States, Canada, Israel and Great Britain. My work has appeared in Rattle, The Worcester Review, Borderlands, Exquisite Corpse, South Carolina Review, Pearl; Vigil, Living Poets and European Judaism in the U.K.; and Greens Magazine, Tower Poetry, and Amethyst Review in Canada. My work has received a nomination for a Pushcart Prize and was honored with the Green’s Magazine Award (in Canada). My work also appeared in the anthologies Torture and Triumph and Kafka Kaleidoscope. A complete list of publications (as far as I can remember them) appears on the page surprisingly titled Prior Publications.
I currently am going through the joyous (not) process of trying to find a home for my novel, Decidedly Adequate, a fictional story of the utter absurdity of life in corporate America and life in the current age (whatever that age may be).
Joyously married to a poet (Elaine Heveron, author of Email to Cleveland and Not Every Woman Swooned), we split time between homes in Rochester, New York and Coconut Creek, Florida (you can guess which seasons where). Both of our sons are professors, the older (and father of our grandchildren) in the Mathematics Department of Rochester Institute of Technology (actually he’s an astrophysicist working on gravitational waves), and the younger in the Psychology Department at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota (teaching and researching in the area of cognitive psychology).
WHY DO I WRITE?
My ever growing collection of pens demand it, it gives them purpose they claim.