I am a poet obsessed with life, eternity, and with the bridges that unite them: beauty and death. I believe that silence is the language of the cosmos and that every poem is an act of triple communication with ourselves, others, and transcendence. I believe in music, the sister of poetry. I trust individuals and distrust human kind. I like to drink bourbon, and to sing. I like listening to music and surround myself with friends, anywhere. I also enjoy solitude and silence. I am a spiritual man who enjoys the privileges of the skin, of the ephemeral. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and I teach literature.