where the writers are

Favorite Books

Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, Saul Bellow's Adventures of Augie March, Ezra Pound's Make It New, T.S. Eliot's Collected Poems, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook (is it as good as I thought it was? Truth is, I have to re-read)

What I'm Reading

iPad - The Missing Manual; Catharine Clark-Sayles' Lifeboat; OS X Lion for Dummies;

Favorite Authors

As above. And more...

Influences

Whitman, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Edgar Lee Masters, William Carlos Williams, Allen Ginsberg, Shakespeare, Saul Bellow, Emily Dickinson, Ellen Bass... Many, many others... including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Iowa City (both as graduate student and as visiting poet in residence).