Poem: Love after Love

Poem: Love after Love

published on Derek Walcott’s birthday — Jan. 23, 1930. Love after Love Derek Walcott   The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say,...
New Chinese Book Translation: The Eagle Tree

New Chinese Book Translation: The Eagle Tree

I’m excited to announce that Taiwanese partners Aquarius Publishing have acquired traditional Chinese publication rights to The Eagle Tree. They’ve created a marvelous new cover for the book (to the right) The Chinese edition for readers in the...
A Tree — at the Seattle Art Museum

A Tree — at the Seattle Art Museum

Over the holiday break, my family had the great pleasure of visiting the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) again. Years ago, I met Bill Gates at a private gathering here, and I’ve had many wonderful experiences at SAM. This time, I didn’t meet any celebrities, but...
Winter Reading

Winter Reading

I’m reviewing some of my favorite wintertide comfort books for the holidays…. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper was one of my childhood pleasures in reading fantasy. It was dark, horrific, enthralling and otherworldly. Also, very English, which is what Christmas time...