“El arte siempre opta por lo individual, lo concreto; el arte no es platónico” – Jorge Luis Borges

Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not platonic, according to Borges.  So where does political poetry fit into this framework?  If poetry is about the individual, how do we find community within?

My new collection of poems, Touch My Head Softly, our from Finishing Line in January, is about the growing societal problem of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, but it’s my personal experience with my partner having it. Check it out at

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