I learned to read at home when I was four or five. Then, when I was about six, the public schools of Cleveland, Ohio introduced me to the classics, as you see here. I’ve been writing for publication since 1961, when I had a story published in the student literary magazine at the University of Illinois. It was a parody — “Chicken Little” as Dostoevsky would have written it.
In the years since then, my writing's been published in a diverse, not to say wild, range of magazines and anthologies; various editions of my books have come from presses of notably different sorts and sizes, eg, Doubleday and Shameless Hussy.
I'm mostly writing stories and poems now, though occasional essays force their way into my mind, onto this screen and even out to paper pages; they are apparently unstoppable (see OP-ED and ESSAY).
From this page (if you scroll down a bit more) you can click to ……
~ my books, with commentaries, excerpts, responses and photos for each
~ anthologies that include my writing, with publication information for all
~ a list of recently published and coming-soon poems, essays and stories
~ a poem, essay and story right here on the website, for instant gratification