In these pages you will find links to speeches, lectures, essays that I’ve written, in a wide range of forms, on the craft of writing.  Simply click on the link of the file you wish to examine and then download it if you wish.

I welcome your comments, questions, agreements, disagreements … anything you’d like to contribute to these considerations of culture and language.

  • “What Do I Have Left”: an exercise in poetic revision and compression, as contained in “The Craft of Poetry” talk above.