A long lyric poem. It's a journey, reflecting my joys,
fears, thoughts as I was growing up. It includes my mother,
father, sister and two brothers. It took 15 years to
complete. Then I wrote the prologue about moving back to
this place I left 40 years ago. 2001. The Bunny and the
A collection of
some favorite poems written over the years. Narratives about
tobacco-barning, fox-hunting. Lyrics about hummingbirds, my
mother sowing soda in a cornfield, a meditation about the
slaves. 2002. Pudding House Publications.
An Anthology of North Carolina Poets
Editor. A representative sampling of a continuing explosion
of poetry being written in North Carolina. 1999. Shelby
A series of portraits, poems about the tenant farmers (white
and black) and their children. We grew up together. The
times were hard. We swapped work in order to survive. 1998.
lyric-narrative poem about my father (and mother). 1990.
Nightshade Press. Reprinted 2002. Juniper Press.
Lyric poems such as I Feel the Grief of Growing
Up, Hogs, Mules,
Beginnings. 1990. St. Andrews Press.
Lyric poems reflecting my memories of growing up in the
1940's and 1950's, such as Creekwalk, To
Be Borne, and Hunt of Bended Knee. 1979.
Blue Coot Press.
An early version of part of what became Fiddledeedee. 1985.
Playwright's Fund of North Carolina (Poetry Chapbook