I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading —
It vexes me to choose another guide —
― Emily Brontë
Welcome to Portable Bohemia, a website and blog devoted to celebration of the artistic spirit and pursuit of the intellectual adventure.
The blog features essays, reviews, rants, screeds, ruminations, and on the good days maybe a measure of insightful commentary about books, cinema, art and culture, sports, and sundry other themes and topics. Matters of politics and current affairs are taken up as conscience and honest indignation dictate.
Check out the Gallery page for photographs. For the most part I point the camera and hope something good will come of it. I like to think that sometimes it does.
Update April 3, 2020. The Events page typically lists art openings, poetry readings, and other events of interest that are not happening these days. The page will be updated with alternatives such as virtual museum tours, online concerts, and ways to engage in political activism as they come to my notice. Thank you for your patience.
Contact me if you have questions, comments, or information about upcoming events. I would love to hear from you.
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I am creating a newsletter archive page under the Archive tab. Not all of the old newsletters can still be accessed. Links to those that are still available will be added as I get to it. Perhaps this will prove useful. Or not.
You can find a sampling of my poems in the following publications:
Websites of Interest
City Lights (San Francicso)
Odd Bird Books (Columbia, SC)
Powell's Books (Portland)
The Source (Detroit)
The Strand (New York)
Tall Tales (Atlanta)
Coffee Dens, etc.