...John is also editor of The Ever Dancing Muse, a semiannual poetry publication since 1993.
Me on John
: The first time I heard one of John's poems was the first time I attended the Mendham retreat, when he
ignored the prompts during the first evening session and wrote a poem he
said had been nagging at him for some time.I was, well, floored, by the beauty and facility with which he
poetic instincts in a workshop setting are superb -- he
was able to improve at least two of my poems radically by pointing out precisely where to cut or what needed to be recast.
Also of note: John
runs a monthly poetry reading series at The Montclair Public Library
has also coordinated and hosted the annual courtyard reading at The William Carlos Williams Centre
, and The Pop Lounge Poetry Series.
on "Pink Bike Skirt Maxims": Bike Skirts heralding the exhuberant arrival and frantic emotions of spring ... hopefully caught in the poem is a sense of color and warm earth aroma, maybe a frenetic portrait of exotic cyclists slipping through New York City like young bees anxious from flower to flower.