Poetry and Fiction

To Annette in December - A poem for Annette Smith. December 5, 2004. 80th birthday celebration

Observing - A poem. Written October 7, 2001 to celebrate the 16th birthday of Miles's daughter, Kathleen.

Over the Body of a Dead Actress - A poem after Luis de Sandoval y Zapata, Ante el cadaver de una actriz. Written for The Los Angeles Times Book Review, July 4, 1999.

The Nihilist and the Inventor - A parable. Written for The Republic of Letters in 1998.

L.A.gie - pour Lee Goerner. A poem, written July 12, 1995.

Expecting - A poem. Written in 1985 to announce the arrival of Miles's daughter Kathleen.

October 15, 1966 - An anniversary poem. Written on the occasion of his 25th wedding anniversary, October 15, 1991.