Reflections and notes on the relationship of art to nature and of nature to art from along Warwoman Creek, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Katuah Province of Turtle Island, where the light, the dark, the seasons, the time of deep past, deep present and deep future all mix in alchemal mists to reveal and hide and transform these slopes, shaded coves, bright rivers, deep forests and me, and together sustain me and my art.

Monday, May 30, 2011


My two poems 'The Gate,' and 'Old Plank Road Pottery' just received honorable mention awards from The Byron Herbert Reece Society.

This year's competition was judged by poet Jim Clark, the Elizabeth H. Jordan Professor of Southern Literature and Writer-in-Residence at Barton College

I am especially proud of this award associated with the poet Byron Herbert Reece, as our work shares in common a deep love for these North Georgia Mountains.

The Byron Herbert Reece Society exists to preserve, perpetuate, and promote the literary and cultural legacy of the Georgia mountain poet/novelist, Byron Herbert Reece.  In addition to enhancing both knowledge of and appreciation for his writings, efforts will be made to honor his way of life, with particular emphasis on his love of nature and his attachment to farming.

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