A Pilgrim' s Progress
In their own small way, these poems endeavor to fulfill metaphysical obligations while creating objects
of beauty, while conversing with other artists.
Stepping the stones where brilliant poets walked, inhaling their words, incorporating them, and
transforming the coalesced composite into an individual necklace of autobiographical, multifaceted gems
the challenge of craft.
This collection of 55 poems is called A Pilgrim’s Progress, written over a 15-year span during the
period when I moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, and then to Sansepolcro, Italy, with sojourns in
other countries to sit out my alternate three months out of the Schengen zone, as I was not given
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My exile, not entirely self-imposed, as circumstances and illness forced me to leave San Francisco,
for a more hospitable and affordable city, wrought much soul-searching, creative production, and many
changes. While I had never felt like an insider in my native country, I became a thoroughgoing nomad
others, able to commiserate more fully with my fellow passengers to the grave and experience the
sometimes privileged perspective of a genuine outsider, but often one who passes some of the tests of
inclusion. This book is the artistic result of my reflections and interpretations, influenced by the
landscapes and cultures of my wanderings.