Dr. Diane Schnoor is a brilliant friend and childhood education expert. We worked together on behalf of a regional children's museum for many years. She invited me on her podcast for an expansively delightful conversation about "choosing your own adventure" through a lens of poetry, history, aerospace, and more. My favorite part of our [...]
BOOK LAUNCH & AUTHOR EVENT Saturday, October 8 4:00 - 6:00 pm Winchester Book Gallery 7 N Loudoun Street Winchester, VA 22601 HOW TO PURCHASE Death Throes of the Broken Clockwork Universe is available for pre-order at most places where books are sold: Winchester Book Gallery Bookshop.org Barnes & Noble Amazon Atmosphere Press PRAISE [...]
I made only one New Year's resolution: to memorize a poem entitled The Builders by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I reflect on its wisdom for inner balance amid days of dynamic change. The first two stanzas begin: All are architects of Fate, Working in these walls of Time; Some with massive deeds and great, Some with [...]
I am grateful to share two poems published this fall. "Notes To A Young Poet" is featured in October 2021 | Issue 9 of The Dillydoun Review. A second poem "Fernweh" was featured on TDR Daily on September 17th. Thank you very much to TDR for the generous encouragement and opportunity. These poems will [...]
An author debut in the middle of a pandemic is an odd move. Thanks to an amazing community, the experience was very positive. Over the last 14 months, I grew immensely as a writer and person. With much help, I published about 30 articles, 9 poems, 2 movie reviews, and 1 book. My gratitude [...]
I am glad to share three poems recently published in Eloquent Magazine - May 2021. solus columbia Quirank Thank you Eloquent Magazine for the opportunity to be featured. ~ W.D.H.
To commemorate National Poetry Month, here is an excerpt from my recent article entitled "A Quick Riff on Poetry and News". It was published in October 2020 by The Good Men Project. I have edited from the original. I share a few definitive moments when I realized poetry was for me: This year’s Nobel [...]
The October book launch came and went rapidly. The warm reception from family, friends, and writing community has been tremendous. I would like to say thank you to friends at the Winchester Book Gallery for hosting the launch of my debut book. Thank you to friends who masked up, socially distanced, and celebrated in person. [...]
Since 2013 I have played and facilitated chess activities on very active scale. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has put much on hold. I tremendously miss teaching, and I look forward to organizing chess meetings again when it is safe to do so. The Shenandoah Valley Chess Club is in solid financial standing and has [...]
I am delighted to share this poem is a selected winner of the Button Poetry 2020 Short Form Contest. It was posted on Button Poetry Instagram, Friday, September 11, 2020. I am deeply gratefully for the selection and the opportunity to share. W. D. H.