I have worked primarily in the area of kinetic sculpture for the last 30 years. I lived and worked in Chicago from 1977 to 1999. I currently reside in Bloomington Illinois, where I make sculpture, teach and write stories about my actual experiences.
I'm trying to find some conciliatory relationship when I look at at seemingly divergent bits of information...like when I see an image, and then read/write text that tries to convince me it has the same importance as the visual image. Writing helps me do this.
So why write? There are a few reasons... Well, probably many reasons, but mostly, in writing, I guess I am trying to find a moment that is more truthful than the one before.
Authors, extremely short list: Marcel Proust, Olaf Stapledon, Christopher Alexander (an architect, also a fine writer), Jerzy Kosiński, Peter Schjeldahl (art critic/writer).
Books, even shorter: The Timeless Way of Building (Alexander), The Painted Bird (Kosiński), Star Maker (Stapledon).
Gary, thanks for commenting on and faving "Whiplash Marriage." Your use of the word "wrenching" is exactly what I had in mind when I wrote this poem and when I titled my chapbook WRENCH. Appreciate having you as a reader.
Belated thanks, Gary, for reading and commenting on "Not Today"!
thank you for your comment about "Oxalis" Gary. I'm glad the teenage brain is recognizable. I think having a teenager helps!
Thanks, Gary. Appreciate your comments about "Truman Compote."
So glad my suggestions on Mistaken Winters were helpful to you.
Gary, thanks for reading Cookie Head and your comments,glad you enjoyed the chef-
Thank you for your kind comments on 'All Else Falls Away.'
Thanks, Gary. My wife's the artist Sherry Karver. We both originally come from Chicago, and were just there for the Art Fair in May.
Thank you for your comments on my story, "Didn't I Always Let You Have One of My Cigarettes?" You rock. I'm looking forward to getting involved with your work.
What you said about pet loss is so much what i feel. thank you.
Appreciate your comments on "Tails." Thanks for checking it out...
Gary, I really appreciate your comments on “Miss.” Thank you!
Great to have you with us.
Thank you very much, Gary, for your kind words about "Proposal". Looking forward to knowing your work! best, meg
Thanks, Gary, for your comments on "The Grave of Rimbaud." I really appreciate them!