Launch of Urban Voices: 51 Poems from 51 American Poets

SpirtPlaceJoin me, editors Joyce Brinkman and Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, special keynote reader Coleman Barks and other contributors to this anthology for an exciting reading and discussion on the spirit of urban places.

The launch of Urban Voices will be part of The Spirit and Place Festival held in and around the great city of Indianapolis November 7–16, 2014.

Inspired by U. S. major cities including Washington D.C., the poems in Urban Voices capture the essence of 21st century urban America. The anthology features former US poets laureate Billy Collins and Ted Kooser, as well as many current and former state poets and other celebrated poets from across the country.

When and Where: A Poetic Journey through Urban America, with keynote reader Coleman Barks

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
DePauw University, Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics
2961 West County Rd. 225 S., Greencastle, IN 46135



My contribution to Urban Voices: 51 Poems from 51 American Poets is a poem about Wilmington called “A Place to Be Somebody.”  It’s a desperate and a hopeful poem.


I’m looking forward to this event, reading with the other poets and talking with festival goers about the many places we come from, and where we live.


“A Place to Be Somebody” — Wilmington, Delaware skyline