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12.07.17 a little black cat
12.06.17 the past is a place I never want to see again
12.05.17 two husbands
12.02.17 the winter of my discontent
11.30.17 Helen Mirren, my friend
11.29.17 emigration by accident
11.27.17 on hearthfire-making
11.25.17 eternal winter
11.23.17 Thanksgiving story
11.22.17 my ex-brother-in-law, the pharmaceutical CEO
11.21.17 the last time I saw Dad
11.19.17 how to help a person grieve
11.16.17 inheritance
11.14.17 Notes from a weekend in south Leitrim
11.09.17 traces of himself
11.08.17 away with the fairies
11.06.17 "Violence made this place."
11.01.17 my father, the butterfly
10.31.17 Samhain
10.23.17 autumn dusk
10.21.17 I love Trump!
10.19.17 how to carve a pumpkin
10.18.17 house cleaning
10.16.17 the calm before the storm
10.15.17 category 3 alert
10.10.17 an instance of magical thinking
10.08.17 cava by candlelight
10.07.17 a wren
10.06.17 a walk around the town
10.04.17 home, finally
10.02.17 What Changes - Naomi Shihab Nye
10.01.17 from Audre Lorde's "Speechless"
09.27.17 the jasmine tree
09.24.17 the house misses him
09.23.17 the casino
09.19.17 Only in California
09.16.17 The day of Dad's funeral.
09.15.17 overheard
09.13.17 Nighttime in the garden
09.11.17 The American Way of Death
09.09.17 the start of his next life
09.06.17 his handwriting
09.05.17 a new world
09.04.17 ...
09.03.17 a gift
09.01.17 our true place of origin
08.29.17 then and now
08.27.17 ugh!
08.26.17 twilight walk
08.22.17 the true refuge of my wayward spirit
08.09.17 turret please
08.07.17 late summer in Leitrim
07.26.17 the constancy of one's wonder
07.14.17 the 12th of July
07.04.17 the long view of history
07.03.17 as we stagger towards the future
06.07.17 a short history of my father's family
06.01.17 lovers
04.30.17 undoing and renewal
03.29.17 a black swan
03.21.17 now, now, now
03.11.17 The new house
03.04.17 On moving
02.24.17 Chinatown midnight runs
12.27.16 this goddamn note
12.17.16 the blue grave
12.08.16 art and power
12.05.16 the annual Christmas party
11.25.16 The Third World of Leitrim
11.20.16 oh and ah
10.30.16 loam
10.06.16 the past is a river
09.30.16 crunching time
09.20.16 a hole in time
09.07.16 turning 39
09.04.16 lavender and marc
08.28.16 the sea and me
08.17.16 it smells like home
08.01.16 the green view
07.22.16 May was a month for mourning
07.16.16 Arlington
07.13.16 when poetry no longer works
06.16.16 Rumi-ing
06.03.16 what is a writer?
05.27.16 a shiny and wondrous thing
05.08.16 when I was 12 (I think)
05.04.16 exorcism or tooth extraction
04.08.16 an afternoon in Shantalla
03.29.16 a fox's wedding
03.22.16 a forest fire
03.19.16 grass widows
03.14.16 oh the doom and joy of spring
03.03.16 the march hare
03.01.16 Elena Ferrante on female friendship
02.17.16 a woman-cake
02.10.16 a cold and deliberate choice of the heart
01.31.16 mastering the art of loss
01.29.16 a list of things let loose
01.10.16 on reading Elena Ferrante
12.31.15 new year's eve dinner
12.20.15 underworldling
12.15.15 a cormorant among the ducks
11.09.15 Bluebeard's room
11.06.15 peace
10.28.15 October's ravens
10.25.15 Rini's dad
10.22.15 nostalgic for donuts
10.09.15 Galway, xo
09.30.15 blessed distraction
09.28.15 blood moon eclipse
09.27.15 always there, never there
09.24.15 no, really, it's OK
09.08.15 night cycle
08.18.15 picnic by the river
07.13.15 5 things
07.08.15 Frozen
07.07.15 where I once lived
07.01.15 retreat please
06.24.15 OOF
06.18.15 The Temperance card
06.11.15 some pleasures
06.08.15 after a phone call with my mom
06.06.15 oh anger my friend
05.26.15 The perfect egg
05.25.15 yes I said yes I will Yes
05.21.15 an exercise in futility
05.17.15 Friends Forever
05.15.15 NUTS
05.14.15 Irish spring
05.13.15 a house in London
05.11.15 mother's day, innit
04.28.15 home is a crucible
04.08.15 On the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday's birth
03.25.15 spring equinox eclipse
03.04.15 the desert's ballad
02.24.15 Into the labyrinth the further I go and go
02.14.15 the carer
02.04.15 writing the view
12.22.14 otherworldly mother
12.02.14 The time of the mountain king
11.26.14 The Hounds of Love
11.04.14 listening to Mazzy Star over and over again like it's 1998
11.04.14 on being overwhelmed
10.12.14 dew-dropped intricacies
10.06.14 after Dublin
09.27.14 coming home
09.23.14 on peace as a practice
09.13.14 a sensation of solidarity
09.10.14 turning 37
08.21.14 not yet autumn
08.07.14 on taking a break
07.18.14 Ground invasion in Gaza
07.15.14 walking after midnight in utopia
07.10.14 a trace of sugar and spice
07.09.14 eulogy for a garden
07.09.14 "Storms" - Dermot Healy
06.25.14 Connemara peat
05.28.14 the death of a poet
05.27.14 these little jottings, at times
05.18.14 sentimental? ffft!
05.15.14 on changing views
05.13.14 Dante on indifference
05.02.14 The empty swan's nest
04.18.14 RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez
04.14.14 Chol Chnam Thmey!
04.03.14 horse-chestnut buds
03.26.14 ah March
03.11.14 the first day of spring
02.28.14 the world tree
02.19.14 a muddy ruin
02.06.14 the time of that West
01.23.14 Dusk in Big Sur
01.17.14 Dawn in San Diego
01.03.14 a small utopia
12.31.13 the day-self vs the dreaming-self
12.30.13 marmite on toast please
12.23.13 a terrible, wonderful time
12.06.13 RIP Nelson Mandela
12.05.13 the North American Guide to Birds
11.26.13 the winter dark
11.21.13 a peculiar dread
11.09.13 the constellations of my memory
11.09.13 the memory of bliss
11.02.13 All Souls Day
10.25.13 morning on the docks
10.21.13 The Emigrants
10.06.13 senses of home
09.30.13 a brief, intimate history of perfume
09.25.13 writing life
09.13.13 marvelous and monstrous
09.07.13 after my 36th birthday; on fellowship
08.27.13 some things
08.13.13 a thousand entries later...
08.04.13 wait till you're divorced
07.30.13 Bachelard on disobedience
07.29.13 observations of refugees
07.26.13 sea spirits
07.18.13 the self and the self
07.17.13 in the Scorpion's heart
07.06.13 after an afternoon in Dublin with Fer
07.05.13 excerpt, T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets
06.30.13 the pleasure of the artichoke heart
06.27.13 on trivialities
06.23.13 being in Limerick
06.13.13 on observation
06.07.13 a little slice of California pie
05.29.13 a sombrero in the Irish sun
05.26.13 biding my time or abiding in time?
05.15.13 May so far
04.29.13 the world in a window
04.18.13 working into the night
04.14.13 terrible April
04.10.13 the rain at last
04.08.13 marking papers
04.07.13 ice cream by the river
04.06.13 a cold spell
02.03.13 The Smog
01.13.13 all the hours
12.23.12 at bay
11.17.12 RIP Savita Halappanavar
11.05.12 ten years
10.19.12 of recent note
09.23.12 the one constant is the sky
09.12.12 the key in the lock
09.09.12 angora and hot chocolate
08.21.12 Angels
08.13.12 ARRRRRRGUST
08.09.12 summer phantasm
08.08.12 first star I see tonight
08.04.12 moonlight in Berkeley, please
07.31.12 Fionnuala at the crossroads
07.30.12 home is improvised
07.29.12 ace of swords
07.27.12 on worms and ice
07.25.12 time to phoenix
07.02.12 a circlet of hares
06.16.12 Bloomsday
06.11.12 between Bacchus and the convent
06.06.12 R.I.P. Ray Bradbury
05.20.12 existential
04.15.12 time for growth
04.08.12 an Easter cycle
04.03.12 from bonfires to hailstorms
03.29.12 RIP Adrienne Rich
03.15.12 poo and dreams
02.19.12 there is no "Real' here
02.09.12 I want violence
02.06.12 Burn
02.02.12 Ursula Le Guin on the book as an object
01.07.12 stuffness
12.16.11 heady spirits rise and rise
12.09.11 new roommate, sigh
12.08.11 surrender
11.28.11 crisis and breakthrough
11.07.11 orange and neat like a declaration
11.01.11 a wife's tale
10.31.11 Samhain
10.27.11 on the state of emergency
10.14.11 disappointment
10.11.11 now? now!
09.27.11 time as the matter
09.13.11 Lavinia Greenlaw on the first moment of poetry
09.12.11 tale of a hurricane
09.11.11 Carbon-Dated
09.09.11 on departures
08.23.11 every day is a feast day
08.20.11 vacation or purgatory?
08.14.11 On writing
08.12.11 On travelling
07.16.11 To my dearest
07.14.11 Virgina Woolf on self-correction
07.13.11 the bad time in flower
06.23.11 for the pleasure of running
06.20.11 oh how the moon loves him
06.16.11 what the sun wants
05.27.11 Leonora Carrington, RIP
05.26.11 a question I have been considering for the past two weeks without getting any closer to an answer, fuck.
05.14.11 the cuckoo's song
05.03.11 on the old trouble
04.06.11 life turns on the tick of a box
03.31.11 the god of the gaps
03.23.11 Anti-Lamentation by Dorianne Laux
03.21.11 a list for March
03.14.11 an axe for the frozen sea
03.12.11 Uranus on the Aries Point
01.10.11 Farewell 2010
01.03.11 holidaze
12.18.10 cocktail sausages
11.29.10 a duck and some books
11.24.10 new country
11.17.10 Leitrim thus far
11.08.10 kardiavascular
11.03.10 ROME or BUST
10.05.10 on the adventures of Ms d'Artagnan
10.05.10 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
09.28.10 from bonfire to lough
09.14.10 on fire-snatching
09.01.10 this is the best September 1st ever
08.24.10 after a kiss
08.16.10 Seafaring Song - Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
08.16.10 letter to the Universe no. 3
08.11.10 letter to the Universe no. 2
08.10.10 letter to the Universe no. 1
08.02.10 on dark matter
07.30.10 "Eye, ear, and nose to the Object!'
07.29.10 even Odysseus returned
07.22.10 from THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO by Junot Diaz
07.20.10 on negative space
07.19.10 Penelope by the Atlantic
07.16.10 on the energy and carapace of creativity
07.12.10 "Do stuff. Be clenched, curious..."
07.11.10 on the blame-and-shame game
07.04.10 on porches in California
06.24.10 travel advice
06.07.10 last day in London
06.03.10 within twilight, dusk; also, this is twilight, that is dusk
05.29.10 on pho in London
05.28.10 London Bridge is fallng down
05.23.10 on the nature of snakeskin
04.30.10 wisdom sprinting
04.27.10 recipes for fuzzy head, moldy heart, stone feet
04.23.10 the first mortalities of springtime
04.05.10 Like a cover of Addicted to Love
03.26.10 Cucucu, Paloma - Caetano Veloso
03.15.10 anon quote
03.15.10 work, work, work
03.10.10 just feckin annoyed
03.04.10 on excess of feeling in a compost-modern age
03.02.10 on archaic structures
03.02.10 pg 1, wickedary
03.01.10 why on earth would you want to take something beautiful apart?
02.27.10 We are born with a chance And I'm gonna have my chance
02.25.10 on disco-balls and lollipop rings and Facebook quizzes
02.19.10 solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant
02.18.10 when zebra finches play guitars
02.14.10 happy valentine's
02.14.10 on birds and expectations
02.13.10 and I smell like vending machine hot chocolate
02.06.10 typical virgoan activities
02.06.10 blue-painted nails
02.05.10 po-po-mo times
02.01.10 missing M.
01.31.10 on an old prescription
01.30.10 coriander-and-rocket sandwiches
01.29.10 shoes in late winter
01.25.10 to remember when people underestimate me
01.25.10 on the exchange rate
01.09.10 ma's garden
01.03.10 moving
12.14.09 wisdom vs knowledge vs information
12.09.09 a la recherche du temps perdu
12.02.09 hello December
10.13.09 on academic writing
09.24.09 writing is an ethical act
09.14.09 Rebecca Solnit on revolution
09.05.09 a transcultural compromise
08.05.09 Kom Nirk Oun Eiy/Don't Miss Me Baby - Ros Sereysothea
08.04.09 on hunger
08.03.09 on stubbornness
07.11.09 GO ZEN DOJO
06.26.09 swift flowing
06.03.09 after watching a BBC clip on the lyrebird with David Attenborough
05.23.09 on the machinery of emotions
05.20.09 on contingencies
05.16.09 post-term blues
05.14.09 the brooding swan
04.21.09 springing!
04.18.09 the dull flame of desire
04.12.09 news
04.10.09 What Whitman on multitudinous selves
04.08.09 crystal, fur and coffee
03.30.09 on the origins of things
03.17.09 Casement on imperialism
03.03.09 no more (----) to critique
02.22.09 on the distribution of my heart's content(s)
02.21.09, again on freedom
02.21.09 on blushing
02.20.09 tears and tears and tears
02.18.09 on Public Enemy and swans
02.15.09 again bird punk
02.15.09 this has been my mood for the past week or so
02.03.09 yeah so i've been troubled for awhile and i don't see the end as of yet
01.18.09 Berlin, then and now
01.07.09 Rest in Peace, Harold Pinter
12.14.08 on the minor gods
12.10.08 poem and history
12.04.08 to you
12.03.08 a series of letters
11.14.08 on transformation
10.28.08 "truth is a thing of this world" -- from foucault's power/knowledge
10.28.08 on the bourgeoisie, from the communist manifesto
10.25.08 on drift
10.16.08 on enchantment
10.07.08 on duck consciousness
09.29.08 Looking for Tommy Burns
09.21.08 on chocolate
09.16.08 mortars and pestles
09.09.08 a double-yolked egg
Sunday morning, 31 August 2008 the shape of my hunger
Friday, 29 August 2008 i'd rather eat than talk about myself
Friday, 22 August 2008 30 lbs of cheese
Sunday evening, 17 August 2008 post lunar eclipse
Tuesday afternoon, 05 August 2008 loans, poems, and crisis
Sunday, 27 July 2008 birds in fairy tales
Tuesday, 08 July 2008 the wayward spider's dilemma
Sunday, 29 June 2008 The Women in My Family
Thursday, 26 June 2008 Hope and the sea
Saturday, 21 June 2008 From Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essay on Compensation
Thursday, 19 June 2008 the stuff of the true self
Wednesday, 16 June 2008 beyond the pleasure of fanciful expulsion
Monday, 16 June 2008 the flesh in compost
Tuesday 03 June 2008 portrait of a marriage
Thursday, 29 May 2008 where the river meets the sea
27 May 08 the road to Annapurna
24 May 2008 the night of the twentyfour bellydancers
21 May 2008 collage, burren afternoon, last july
05.20.08, tuesday evening the writing room
05.18.08, Sunday afternoon what had been and what had beckoned
05.13.08, Tuesday evening On Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his memoir
05.11.08, Sunday evening on summer's arrival
05.02.08, Friday evening the old man & the bay
04.30.08, Wednesday afternoon the two hours after Dipti's departure
04.24.08, Thursday afternoon on sadness by rilke
04.19.08, saturday afternoon on procrastination
04.15.08, tuesday afternoon the visitor and everything he brought
04.09.08, wednesday afternoon on survivors, donut shops, and dream conduits
03.28.08, friday afternoon This version is subject to change.
03.28.08, friday afternoon humbles, a poem by frances leviston
02.02.08, saturday evening a house in the hills
01.22.08, tuesday evening January
12.12.07, wednesday afternoon temporary autonomous zone
11.30.07, friday afternoon that old hairshirt
11.12.07, monday evening the most beautiful woman in the world
11.07.07, wednesday seven weeks, one more to go . . .
11.03.07, saturday night Edith's house
10.30.07, Tuesday morning on autobiography
10.28.07, sunday evening the language of the masses
10.26.07, friday afternoon the young men of Tangier
10.24.07, wednesday night Elevator portrait
10.23.07, tuesday evening the meaning of monastic
10.22.07, monday night on essence
10.19.07, friday midnight on hiding
10.19.07, friday when the days are humid and grey
10.13.07, saturday night no better tailor
10.13.07, saturday afternoon suzuki quote on "I"
10.10.07, wednesday evening pinwheel
10.09.07, tuesday afternoon window/shopping
10.08.07, monday morning the last indie cinema palace
10.05.07, friday evening unnamed director commenting on Ingmar Bergman
10.01.07, monday morning the road to wellville
09.25.07, tuesday midnight Moh's Library
09.24.07, monday afternoon candy rain
09.21.07, friday morning Heart, a poem by Margaret Atwood
09.20.07, thursday noon drops of wildflower honey
09.18.07, tuesday noon touch down
09.06.07, thursday morning 30th birthday
09.03.07, monday night the rabbit
08.26.07, Sunday morning Grace Paley, RIP
08.22.07, wednesday morning a red admiral from yesterday
08.19.07, sunday evening how to pack a suitcase
08.19.07, sunday afternoon on conventionality and relationships
08.18.07, Saturday morning the rain
08.14.07, tuesday on belonging
08.12.07, sunday morning doors and rain
08.05.07, sunday afternoon in these details
06.14.07, thursday evening the soul's preservation
06.10.07, sunday afternoon masculinities
06.06.07, wednesday night some items
05.20.07, sunday night headbangr
04.21.07, friday night dream and fox
04.06.07, friday evening winter and spring
03.16.07, friday night Paris, in so many words
03.03.07, saturday noon instant shower
02.26.07, monday night moon over bville
2. 2.
02.11.07, sunday noon suggestive stone
01.25.07, thursday afternoon a dog in the world
01.22.07, sunday afternoon punk burka
01.20.07, friday afternoon from The Cunning Vixen
01.11.07, thursday evening Naipaul's three lives
12.30.06, saturday afternoon a sort of return
12.12.06, tuesday evening laughter by harold pinter


january 2004 - mid december 2006: a period of upheaval, utter delights, & perceptible changes
september - december 2003: oakland, oh oakland.
from first to first we swing, may - august 2003.
nest-hunting in wartime, from january to mayday 2003.
2002 nearly left me speechless.
2001: a thousand and one things.
2000: textual beginnings.

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