A sampling of my web presence and some sites you may find of interest
For a feature as Selected Poet in Abbey of the Arts, which includes some poems, as well as audio and video readings of my work, please visit: Abbey of the Arts, Selected Poet Series . I encourage you to browse this wonderful site for the work of other poets and for inspiration within that world of Spiritual/Religious and Creative convergence.
This link with take you to the Poetry Foundation site and to a poem which appeared in Poetry magazine. The poem is in the form of a Tanaga, a Filipino indigenous form, and was written in 2021 at the behest of the Philippine Embassy, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Philippine American diplomatic relationship: “Tanaga for Philippine-American Lovers”. Three other tanagas by Philippine-American poets–Aileen Cassinetto, JoAnn Balingit, and Luisa A. Igloria–who have served or are serving as poets laureate, also appear in that issue, and you can access those poems easily by navigating the Poetry Foundation site.
For a conversational piece about my background and some thoughts about poetry, you may wish to read an interview, conducted by Leah Price of the Daily Press when I was appointed Virginia Poet Laureate in 2012, by visiting the site: Writers’ Block with Leah Price
For an interview, hosted by Kelsey Clark, during my visit to Michigan State University as Virginia Poet Laureate, you may wish to follow this link: Center for Poetry MSU
For an interview which took place shortly after my appointment as Virginia Poet Laureate, you may visit this site: Writing Without Paper
This link will take you to a 2018 interview, where I describe the process behind the writing of The Consequence of Moonlight: Speaking of Marvels
This link will take you to a video reading of poems from Fully Into Ashes, prepared in February 2011 at the request of the Huffington Post: Poems from Fully Into Ashes
This link will take you to a video reading of one of my poems by Mark Burrows, Poetry Editor of Paraclete Press: The Way We Thrive
This link will take you to an audio recording of my poem “Nightshade” and its text, as published in Image Journal: Nightshade
For the poem that won the 2022 Sacred Poetry Contest sponsored by Catholic Literary Arts, as well as information about the competition and the text of other winning poems, click here: Oblation
If you’d like to view some readings of my poems, you may wish to visit the following sites:
For a poem recorded for The Poetry Archive in 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, you may click here Sofia Starnes. The Poetry Archive
I’m not a very active web browser, preferring the touch of paper in my hands for everything poetic, but I’m happy to list a few links you may find valuable: