luminous work

Image-maker. In poetry, sound art, theater, collage.

i make things from words.  things that intend towards light.  here is that round box from the attic.  inside, letters, photographs, unlabeled cassette tapes.  some embossed invitations to my imaginative parties, which are select and increasingly irregular.  like you, i grow old.  i keep my hands busy and my mind occupied.  if it would be better to hold something in your hands other than a machine send me a message and i will send you something real.




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I am a poet, performer, gardener, and dream-chanteuse who dabbles with scissors and glue. 

I was a performance artist on the downtown NY performance scene for years. My performances included a) A tea-party for voice and debris serving up a really long Wallace Stevens poem, b)surrealist cabaret c)a powerpoint presentation about the abyss d)a guitar-smashing rampage through cubicle life with suburban elegies e)a lecture by my imaginary friend f) plays, monologues, video installations ..and so forth.  I also work as an actor now and again in other people's theater. 

My theater tradition is physical and vocal.  I studied for many years in the Roy Hart voice tradition, which imagines the voice as "the muscle of the soul".  I am interested in liberating the female voice from centuries of cultural repression.

I record a podcast in the cosmic dream radio studio.  Dream messages from my imagination to yours.  Listen on good headphones: you'll see. 

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Follow my poetry podcast Cosmic Dream Radio for strange poetry readings. I make episodes from on my own words and the work of famous poets.  Please email reading suggestions to me...

Thank you for being here.