I'm a retired pastor who now enjoys a kind of "free-range" ministry as a writer, speaker, spiritual director, seminar/retreat leader and pastoral counselor. Poetry has become a big and
vital part of my calling. I'm a very deliberate reader and writer. I see poetry as a way of prayer, of paying attention, of listening to what rises up to address me out of silence and
solitude. My hope is to manifest the lived reality of the deep and abiding Mystery of God's Presence, both as darkness and light. I was raised in the Mississippi Delta of eastern
Arkansas, and much of my poetry embodies the voice, themes, and landscape of my upbringing in the small towns of West Helena and Dyess.