A big shoutout to Woodworkers of the World Unite for publishing Proud Number 14. Frankly, I never thought I’d write a poem about a buoy, but I did, and its evolution surprised me. Special thanks to Michael Krahn @ Unsplash for the featured image.
A major shoutout goes to the fine publication, Life In The Time, for publishing Beaches of Santa Cruz. This is one of many poems I’ve written about the homeless in California; those friends and neighbors who are abandoned, living on the margins of society. I am fascinated by their ability to survive.
Much thanks to the editors at The Lark for publishing The Mountain and Ocean. A wonderful site. Please check it out. I’ve always had a fascination with both a mountain and an ocean, and especially enjoy when they come together like so many places in California. The video was shot by Alice Tulin in Ventura. Please enjoy this short video poem.
Perhaps the scariest waves reside in Northern California, outside of a little town called Half Moon Bay. The Maverick waves can crest as high as 60 feet and extremely treacherous. For more on this topic, read my LetterPile article, Surf Poem: The Maleficent Curl. Photo by Todd Turner @unsplash.
This poem was written to express my gratitude at being able to experience the ocean from the seat of a bicycle. “Riding Like a God” was originally published at the wonderful site, Scrittura. The video was taken along the Ventura coastline.
This poem first published on Illumination, a medium.com site. The video was shot at the Ventura Marina in Ventura, California, sometime in the morning.