Baudelaire Translations

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Inspired by the poet Nicholas Moore,  I translated some of Charles Baudelaire’s poems,

Masonic Impostors


Why would someone impersonate a Freemason? Check out my article in the Spring 2009 issue of Cabinet magazine to find out.


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A series of poems which originally appeared in a (very) limited edition chapbook published by Penhallow Press. You can now read the entirety of Oranges …

Magicians’ Magic Movements

What kind of secret language is this? And is this book really intended for magicians? To find out, read my article “Magicians’ Magic Movements and …

Brooklyn Circulating Libraries

Read about Alden Spooner and other proprietors of nineteenth-century Brooklyn circulating libraries in an article which appeared in the the November 2006 issue of the …

The Carl Sonnets


A series of cut-up poems that were published in Fence magazine. Pictured here is a detail of the original cut and pasted version, which you …

Trick Chairs!

Take a seat inside a fraternal lodge in the early 20th century.  Read my article, “The Brief, Sanctioned Life of the Modern Woodmen’s Trick Chair,”[pdf], …

Other Projects


Here you’ll find more information about other projects I’ve completed or am working on. Two Views of Front Street, Near Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn, NY, 1820 …