I started taking photography classes around 2010, though I’d been taking photographs for as long as I can remember – almost as long as I’ve had a pen in my hand. My second class required students to create a Tumblr blog on which to post weekly assignments; I kept publishing long after the course ended but stopped when I started concentrating more on my writing.

I now realize, however, that poetry and photography are essential elements to my artistic soul. So, while I find it easier to express myself via writing at this moment, I fed my soul with photography in years past. The Newbie Blog is the repository of my visual poems, and I’d like to share it with you!


After a year of blogging exclusively on WordPress and ignoring my tumblr, I’ve decided to follow my brother-in-law’s advice and own (all) my work. When the Door Closes is now tumblr-ized!

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