Although I'm a prose writer by profession, I've always been a poet at heart. Maybe at the heart of every good prose writer is a poet. Whatever, I began writing poetry at 12 years of age and have been writing ever since. In undergraduate college I wrote a poem called "Everyway" which won many honors and is one of my favorite to this day. Then came "Water Faucet Man" and many others, eventually collected in three editions: (1) "Footprints, Smiles and Little White Lies," (2) "The Illustrated Middle Earth," and (3) "Last and Final Harvest" all available on More recently, as a publisher, I honored poetry with a yearly anthology, called respectively, (1) "First Breath" (2010); (2) "Wavelengths" (2011); (3) "Fifty-eight Stones" (2012); and (4) "Bellwether Messages" (2013), and I've had the privilege of having a number of my poems published in each. All are available on "Wavelengths" recently won first place in the London Book Festival, of which I'm very proud. 

There is something elemental about poetry, and, if one can include that sense of rhythm and sound it incorporates into prose, it elevates it to a higher plane, one readers both recognize and enjoy. My second children's book, "A Whale's Tale" incorporates some of the elements of poetry and it's been my bestselling book. My third children's book, "The Turtle Dances" is in production and should be out on in a couple months at most. The first? It's "Sourdough Scott's Bedtime Fairy Tales from Alaska" and is also available on 

Never tried poetry? Try one of mine, or, if you prefer, try out "A Whale's Tale." I think you'll like poetry. Everyone does in their heart.