I grew up in a tiny New Hampshire hamlet, where I drew pictures, roamed the woods, ate Cheerios, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom’s Beatles records. I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biology from Harvard University, where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. When it hit me that being a doctor would require, like, a billion more years of school, I dropped the childish notion and have instead made a living as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing.

Along the way, I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads, a band inspired by my love of artists like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Hank Williams, as well as by having my heart kicked around like a worn-out shoe… Ahem. You can hear some recent, mostly unreleased tracks on Soundcloud.  The CDs are available on CDBaby: Heartbreak Sampler, Put Your Faith in Me, and Love, Again.

I’ve also collected my poems into two books, The Morning I Married the Sky, and Free this Morning, both available on Amazon. Together these books have sold less than 3 million copies.

I am currently writing a book in which I hope to convince at least several intelligent skeptics that “faith is human and desire divine.”

I can’t decide whether beneath my irreverence there is great reverence, or vice versa. I do know this:

all my poems
are about
one thing: life


2 Responses to About

  1. Adam Hughes says:

    What a beautiful description of what poetry is to us,touching our spirit,in many different ways. I so agree with you. It goes way beyond just a pretty little rhyme. Many Blessings, Adam

  2. Adam, I just saw this comment from almost a year ago. I guess I’m not too adept when it comes to WordPress. Your comment was about my previous “About” section which I just changed. Anyway, thanks for your comment!

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