Everyone has a story to tell...

And you never know where those stories will take you. I've been all around the world, back to places I never could have anticipated -- like 1932 Gee's Bend, Alabama. And I've explored contemporary and future times, too. I love to discover the stories that imprint on my soul, whether they arrive in poetry or prose. My latest adventure took me to the shores of an African water hole, where I got to imagine the lives of the animals like lion and oxpecker and elephant. Find out what I learned in Dear Wandering Wildebeest: And Other Poems from the Water Hole, available September 1, 2014.

Come, let me tell you a story...