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Poet since birth. . . now writing professor directing the M.A. Program at Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, poet laureate of the Blue Ridge Parkway, architectural historian, and explorer of alchemy.

I direct Asheville Wordfest, the videos from which you'll see here mostely. My three books are The Soul Tree (poetry) and Look Up Asheville I and II (essays on architecture, both from Grateful Steps. Many more in the works!

Below, in the video, that's me reading with Chilean survivor of Pinochet, Raul Zurita, one of the most powerful experiences of my life.

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