I have lived in Vermont, near the Canadian border, and in southern New Mexico, near the Mexican border, for most of my adult life. For 13 years I owned and operated the Alley Beat Bookstore, in Middlebury, Vermont, which specialized in contemporary poetry and small press publications. My poetry has appeared in a k a, OASII, Puerto del Sol, Sin Fronteras, :that:, and Vox Audio. I was active in the Burlington, Vermont Poets Mimeo Cooperative for many years. More recently, I have been a member of the Transfiguration Community, an ecumenical study and Christian worship community based in NYC. I currently serve as the UMC Pastor of its Champlain Islands Parish.