|Occupation||Retired professor and chaplain with a hand still in monk poetry.|
|Location||Birmingham, Alabama, United States|
|Introduction||See bio and more monkpoems online at allrivers.org/ (Articles).|
|Interests||Dialogue among the religions, overcoming faithism in own heart, world travel, making friends and poems.|
|Favorite Movies||About Time, The Thin Red Line, Dean Spanley, Scapegoat.|
|Favorite Music||Leonard Cohen, Annie Lennox, Antony Hegarty, Emji.|
|Favorite Books||Ken Wilber, One Taste, Jose Saramago, Death with Interruptions, David Budbill, While We've Still Got Feet: New Poems, Taha Muhammad Ali, So What: New & Selected Poems, 1971-2005.|
When your science teacher smashed a frozen rose with a hammer, did you warm the petals to bring them back to life?
Feed the goat the slinky. Eat the goat. Spring from the well. Nothing to stand on, I fly, leaving nothing behind, not even the empty well. Like a turtle we all are naked beneath our shell.