It is and will always be what you say, what you write and what art you actually create that truly matters the most. Popularity doesn’t determine your worth and the followers will always come & go looking for the next big thing. That’s the unfortunate side effect of too much mass media. People not noticingContinue reading “Eternal.”

INVOCATION OF THE MUSE: Open Mic For Poets Moving To Lark Hall 04.04.22

INVOCATION OF THE MUSE:The Open Mic For Poets, Poetry & TheSpoken Word sponsored by Dead Man’s Press Ink is moving to Albany NY’s amazing venue Lark Hall located at 351 Hudson Avenue on Monday, April 4th 2022 kicking off National Poetry Month. DeadMansPressInk & myself are excited to announce the return of The Poetry Open MicContinue reading “INVOCATION OF THE MUSE: Open Mic For Poets Moving To Lark Hall 04.04.22”

Of Spirit, Ash & Bone Poems Parables Coming Soon

We live in destitute times wherein the gospel of greed and financial profit, not prophecy, answers our existential questions. The good poet, just as the prophet in days gone by, speaks to us in a language that jolts our memory and challenges our power of self-perception and imagination. ~ John Dewey Of Spirit, Ash &Continue reading “Of Spirit, Ash & Bone Poems Parables Coming Soon”


AURAL SUPREMACISTS another worthless war, war of words, weapons substituting the mystique of false authority in secular motion. Do not attempt to decieve these shadows … Death is death. Pain is pain. Violence is violence. The waves of voices, strangers screaming from far off distant lands we cannot fathom or ignore. We stand in rebellion.Continue reading “EXTREMUM VITAE SPIRITUM”

On Poetry, Witchcraft & Spells

~ R.M. Engelhardt, The Last Cigarette: The Collected Poems Of R.M. Engelhardt 1989-2006 2001 Words are powerful. Words make a difference. They can create and destroy. They can open doors and close doors. Words can create illusion or magic, love or destruction. … All those things.

An Interview With Albany’s Nippertown, July of 2021

Let’s be honest. 2021 was not the best of year’s for many of us with covid still rampant as well as for many of us still stuck working from home. But for me there were a few bright spots. Jai & I were able to create many new books for Poets & Authors at DeadMansPressInkContinue reading “An Interview With Albany’s Nippertown, July of 2021”

Yeats On Magic

William Butler Yeats on Magic (from Essays and Introductions): I believe in the practice and philosophy of what we have agreed to call magic, in what I must call the evocation of spirits, though I do not know what they are, in the power of creating magical illusion, in the visions of truth in theContinue reading “Yeats On Magic”

Invocation …

INVOCATION: An appeal made by a poet to a muse or deity for help in composing the poem. The invocation of a muse was a convention in ancient Greek and Latin poetry, especially in the epic; it was followed later by many poets of the Renaissance and neoclassical periods. Usually it is placed at theContinue reading “Invocation …”

INVOCATION OF THE MUSE: A New Poetry Open Mic Hits Albany, NY

SOMETHING NEW IS COMING TO ALBANY NY. INVOCATION OF THE MUSE:An Open Mic For Poets, Poetry & TheSpoken Word. DeadMansPressInk & myself are excited to announce the return of The Poetry Open Mic at the newly reopened FUZEBOX 12 Central Avenue, Albany NY. *Join Us For Our First Open Mic On MONDAY November 1st 2021Continue reading “INVOCATION OF THE MUSE: A New Poetry Open Mic Hits Albany, NY”

DeadMansPressInk & The School of Night Newsletter

To many of those of you who follow or read my work there are only a few that are aware that I run, along with my friend and coeditor Hex M’ Jai a small independent poetry press known as DeadMansPressInk as well as a page called The School of Night Newsletter which promotes the teachingsContinue reading “DeadMansPressInk & The School of Night Newsletter”