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Fall Opener – 8/23/15 vs All My Subs
Opening Day Line-up!: L-R: Emily K: 3B; Kristina: OF; Derek: OF; Triffid: P; Zeb: 1B; Cameron: C; Matt: OF; Justin: OF; John: 2B; Mark: SS As we approached the opening game of fall season, not only were the Underhanded Compliments about to play All My Subs…...
Opening Day Line-up!: L-R: Emily K: 3B; Kristina: OF; Derek: OF; Triffid: P; Zeb: 1B; Cameron: C; Matt: OF; Justin: OF; John: 2B; Mark: SS As we approached the opening game of fall season, not only were the Underhanded Compli...
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"Sunflower"
Sunflower The traveller who crossed the Halles at the end of summer Was walking on her tiptoes And across the sky despair furled its big calla lilies such beauties And in the handbag was my dream that bottle of salt Solely breathed by God’s godmother Torpor...
Sunflower The traveller who crossed the Halles at the end of summer Was walking on her tiptoes And across the sky despair furled its big calla lilies such beauties And in the handbag was my dream that bottle of salt Solely br...
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"On Death's Road"
On Death's Road On Death's road, My mother met a huge ice-floe; She wanted to speak, It was already too late, A huge cotton ice-floe. She looked at us my brother and me, And then she cried. We told her— truly absurd lie— that we understood completely. Then ...
On Death's Road On Death's road, My mother met a huge ice-floe; She wanted to speak, It was already too late, A huge cotton ice-floe. She looked at us my brother and me, And then she cried. We told her— truly absurd lie— that...
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The Next Step – 7/29 vs. The Performance Enhancers
Post game! L-R: Nicole, Kristina, Cameron, Matt, Emily H, Bryce, Steven, Emily K, Triffid, Gustav, Mark (missing: Lauren, who had family duty, & yours truly, who was taking the photo!) A hot summer evening with an almost full (& almost blue) moon rising in ...
Post game! L-R: Nicole, Kristina, Cameron, Matt, Emily H, Bryce, Steven, Emily K, Triffid, Gustav, Mark (missing: Lauren, who had family duty, & yours truly, who was taking the photo!) A hot summer evening with an almost fu...
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pastoral in negative space #5
a double sunflower gazing east on this scorching morning takes note of nothing except sunlight's spectra—a barn red lean-to that rolls of sheep fence spill from & truck tires weighting the corrugated roof are indistinguishable from the surroundings: light w...
a double sunflower gazing east on this scorching morning takes note of nothing except sunlight's spectra—a barn red lean-to that rolls of sheep fence spill from & truck tires weighting the corrugated roof are indistinguishabl...
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pastoral in negative space #3
dry creek bed cutting emptiness through horsetail & bitterbrush in July 2011—a track for coyotes stalking like ghosts in a landscape where animals flicker to shades in gray-green twilight—emptiness of this summer: the tire swing dangling a zero from that bi...
dry creek bed cutting emptiness through horsetail & bitterbrush in July 2011—a track for coyotes stalking like ghosts in a landscape where animals flicker to shades in gray-green twilight—emptiness of this summer: the tire sw...
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tanka chain for sunflowers & you
sunflowers aspire on Beech St: yellow explosion of kitchen clocks—petals marking ticks against permanence, which this instant is sky blue sky & white sun we can’t see past or into—black brush stroke of service wires below—contrails aloft— everything in this...
sunflowers aspire on Beech St: yellow explosion of kitchen clocks—petals marking ticks against permanence, which this instant is sky blue sky & white sun we can’t see past or into—black brush stroke of service wires below—con...
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love song with butterflies
the flock of cabbage whites rises up from the sweet pea, grapevines, blackberries twisted through chain link along Vancouver—if they’re really a flock of ghosts basking in August heat they remember nothing not even your face—just imagine!—intent as they are...
the flock of cabbage whites rises up from the sweet pea, grapevines, blackberries twisted through chain link along Vancouver—if they’re really a flock of ghosts basking in August heat they remember nothing not even your face—...
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The Champ(s)! – 8/3 vs. The Therminators
The Champs! L-R: Cameron, Emily K, Kristina, Nicole, Matt, Gustav, Triffid, Steven, Mark, John, Emily H, Lauren, Bryce Monday August 3rd brought the Underhanded Compliments to the game we’d all been waiting for: the Summer League Championship final versus t...
The Champs! L-R: Cameron, Emily K, Kristina, Nicole, Matt, Gustav, Triffid, Steven, Mark, John, Emily H, Lauren, Bryce Monday August 3rd brought the Underhanded Compliments to the game we’d all been waiting for: the Summer Le...
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Playoffs Begin! – 7/20 vs. CLEAR
Matt on second base following a "mere double" - what a game! Hit for the cycle with 2 homers, including two grand slams Monday saw the opening of the Summer League playoffs, & the Underhanded Compliments entered the tourney as the number one seed. As such, ...
Matt on second base following a "mere double" - what a game! Hit for the cycle with 2 homers, including two grand slams Monday saw the opening of the Summer League playoffs, & the Underhanded Compliments entered the tourney a...
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pastoral in negative space #4
buzz of grasshoppers in mid afternoon: it electrifies the tall grass—black faced hornet darting around the pump house—vespula vulgaris creeping under the soffits—across the highway’s heat shimmer baby blue & white bee boxes—landscape of insects dry pasture ...
buzz of grasshoppers in mid afternoon: it electrifies the tall grass—black faced hornet darting around the pump house—vespula vulgaris creeping under the soffits—across the highway’s heat shimmer baby blue & white bee boxes—l...
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Regular Season Finale – 7/6 vs. The Therminators
Huge game for Mark: 4 for 5, including a double & two home runs, 3 runs scored & 9 rbis! The evening of July 6th brought some milder temperatures after a prolonged heat wave—it truly was lovely, & perfect for a softball game; & indeed, the Underhanded Compl...
Huge game for Mark: 4 for 5, including a double & two home runs, 3 runs scored & 9 rbis! The evening of July 6th brought some milder temperatures after a prolonged heat wave—it truly was lovely, & perfect for a softball game;...
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    MFA poetry, 1986
  • University of Vermont
    BA Enligh Literature, 1983