image by David Wittig



I live on the north side of Queen Anne hill in Seattle, WA, overlooking what was once Lake Washington's watershed, when, full from spring and winter rains, it funneled into Puget Sound. I've always wanted to live here, the way some people hope to live in Paris or Fiji.  

Most mornings, I walk to Seattle Pacific University, where I teach students to be more careful with, and inspired by, language. My academic specialty is nineteenth-century British poetry, though I also teach Shakespeare, the Inklings, and Creative Writing.

If you'd like me to come read to you, or to explain what any of the images in my poems mean, drop a line.

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