The gatherings of a poet


This is a blog for poets. I use the word to evoke the broad spectrum of writers, makers, and thinkers from those whose medium is verse, to those whose medium is ideas. The word poetry comes from the Greek word poiesis, meaning “to make.” As human beings, we are narrative creatures who constantly make meaning through language and image. We are not just poetic, but poietic. We are makers to our core.


This blog is an expression of my creative and intellectual practice as a writer, which can be summed up in one word: gather. The thing that is collected from scattered places, summoned for a purpose, held together, and understood is not just the words or ideas, but the "her" behind them. As a poet, writing this blog is one way I pursue meaning publicly, share my writing practice, wrestle with compelling questions, trace my own becoming, and bear witness to the beauty of our poietic nature. Join me. 


1. To collect from     
   scattered places 
2. To summon for a
3. TO hold Together 
4. to Understand

The Gatherer/ Archetype 1

The archetype of the Gatherer teaches us what embodiment and love have to do with attention and the importance of having a portable studio i

The Maker/ Archetype 2

The second archetype is the Maker. Their task is the alchemy that weaves raw material into something more. This task is twofold: they must f

The Giver/ Archetype 3

The creation of forms is not disconnected from the desire for a witness. Though we often bear witness to the world, we are not without the n

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The purpose of is to pursue meaning publicly and poetically by sharing my creative and intellectual practices, because good w

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