I write poems, novel-length fiction, plays, and texts for music such as song cycle lyrics and opera libretti. Why would anyone do all that? To me, it’s great fun, and deliciously risky to try a new form, and then find out I can do it well. Good ol’ trial and error—including plenty of error. This Website represents the experiments that worked, and the works in progress, about which, time will tell. I live with my family in an ancient and dilapidated farmhouse in Hastings, Minnesota, a river town on the Mississippi, just south of St. Paul. I also have a loft in the old Schmidt Brewery where, from my window, I can see actors rehearse, musicians play, dancers dance, and writers like myself bent over their laptops.