Vita Brevis

Dan has been published multiple times in Vita Brevis Literature. A fantastic collection of poets and poetry. Brian also offers some useful guides for poets beginning to navigate the literary world.


Seventeensixteennineteen, is probably one of my favorite poems I’ve written. A gift poem indeed, one which covers my favorite subjects; my son and daughter and nature.


Dreams and Dollar Signs was written while on a hike with my family, while my son and I veered off the main trail and spied the houses with their private docks on the other side of the lake. Of course this was at a time when I tried to stick as close to the truth of the situation as possible, but who knows if the lake really is private, or if ownership really is a myth.


Somewhere Between my first published poem.