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  • Odd & Ends & Giblets

    Odd & Ends & Giblets

    Remember when a blog post would just be a round-up of whatever one happened to be experiencing at the moment? I miss those "everything and the kitchen sink" posts. They're a big part of why I still feel so close to a cohort of poets who came up toget…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Nov 19, 2:07pm -
  • World Series Champions

    World Series Champions

    My Dad and I have been going to baseball games together for a long time. Long enough that my early memories are of driving up to Baltimore, parking on the other side of the train tracks and walking to Camden Yards, and coming back to find the pennies…
    - 82 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 11:01am -
  • Echoes

    Echoes

    One month exactly after losing our cat, Whisky, I had a good if tiring Tuesday that culminated in leading the MFA poetry workshop at American University. Many folks were absent--it's that time of the semester--so we let out a little early, which mean…
    - 97 days ago, 16 Oct 19, 2:44pm -
  • Pretty Girl, Goodnight

    Pretty Girl, Goodnight

    When we adopted, her name was explained has having been a change from "Whizzer." Courtesy her first owner, who had passed away, leaving a nine-year old cat who no one in the family was willing to adopt. The folks at the Montgomery County shelter f…
    - 8 Sep 19, 9:56pm -
  • August, August

    August, August

    I wasn't expecting this to be the type of summer that got one big end-of-season post, but here we are. Even if one experiences a temporarily happy moment these days, coming to social media--and a shared news cycle--tells us that things are very much…
    - 19 Aug 19, 4:47pm -
  • Trips, Journeys, Voyages - More from Cork

    Trips, Journeys, Voyages - More from Cork

    I've been back from Ireland for almost a month. There have been so many welcomes back--buying coneflowers and basil to plant on the balcony, cooking spicy dinners, a few long phone conversations, petting the kitty x 10, sifting through my books on th…
    - 21 May 19, 5:51pm -
  • Save the .4%! (Or: The Autonomy of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Is Under Attack. Artist Grants Are Being Targeted. Here's What You Need to Know.)
    ANOTHER UPDATE:"Mayor Muriel Bowser Wants Big Changes for the City's Arts Commission"And that has many people in the arts community on edge.Washington City Paper's comprehensive overview of how we've gotten here, with many thanks to Matt Cohen and K…
    - 21 May 19, 1:45pm -
  • Teaching (& Festival-ing!) in Cork

    Teaching (& Festival-ing!) in Cork

    Strange to navigate the busy waters of the Cork International Poetry Festival, and then the very next week--from a distance, via social media--watch writers navigate the even busier waters of the AWP Conference in Portland, Oregon. I managed to photo…
    - 1 Apr 19, 12:34pm -
  • The Road to Cork

    The Road to Cork

    The universe knew I needed a change. I love DC, but I have been soul-weary. So when the call came from the director of the Munster Literature Centre (an actual phone call) asking if I would take on the John Montague Poetry Fellowship, I said yes. I…
    - 2 Mar 19, 3:08pm -
  • January Tidings

    January Tidings

    I made black-eyed peas on New Year's day. I'd need every bit of good luck I could get, since the next day held a fourteen-hour hell-drive straight to Tampa, arriving in time to teach with my MFA program's residency. Nothing says "fancy life of a poet…
    - 1 Feb 19, 10:36am -

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    Poetry 24

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      At last! Poetry24 is open once again, and eager to receive your news-related poems.The site now has a new address and a slightly different look.Click the image below Send your submissions to poetry24ed@gmail.com
      - 9 Aug 17, 3:44am -

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    The Best American Poetry

    • newThe House Guest [by Molly Arden]

      The House Guest [by Molly Arden]

      House Guest The sad seamstress who stays with us this month is small and thin and bitter. No one can cheer her up. Give her a dress, a drink, roast chicken, or fried fish it's all the same to her. ( from “The House Guest” by Elizabeth Bishop, 196…
      - 16 hours ago, 20 Jan 20, 5:25pm -
    • Wonders never cease: François de Brauer’s “La Loi des prodiges”, a performed graphic novel [by Tracy Danison]

      Wonders never cease: François de Brauer’s “La Loi des prodiges”, a performed graphic novel [by Tracy Danison]

      François de Brauer, La Loi des prodiges (ou la Réforme Goutard) © Victor Tonelli I heard on the radio that a bartender in New York has proposed clarity & truth as 2020’s watchword. Sounds good to me. You first. Ready. Set. Go! I am one of those…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 20, 3:02pm -
    • "The bad guy isn't supposed to win": The Late Nick Tosches' Take on Sonny Liston [by David Lehman]

      "The bad guy isn't supposed to win": The Late Nick Tosches' Take on Sonny Liston [by David Lehman]

      Legend has it that Sinatra was prepared to bet a bundle on Sonny Liston in the ballyhooed bout against Cassius Clay in Miami. "Save your money, Frank," he was told. The fix was in. Last night I stayed up late to readThe Devil and Sonny Liston (2000),…
      - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 20, 1:49pm -
    • Emily Dickinson's Atom Bomb Letters [by Jennifer Michael Hecht]

      Emily Dickinson's Atom Bomb Letters [by Jennifer Michael Hecht]

      Dearest Darlingest Bleaders, How I have missed you. And what obstacles I have had to defeat in order to at last rearrive here, panting, on the grass. Well, but, I’ve had mental adventures of which you will be the beneficiaries, so don’t mug. Or r…
      - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 8:56pm -
    • Squibs 365-372 [by Alan Ziegler]

      Squibs 365-372 [by Alan Ziegler]

      365: Late 1950s, Lassie barks for help through the darkness. The T.V. picture has gone kaput. My father says “I’ll teach you to fix it” and removes the back to reveal a landscape of small tubes. He plucks out several and drops them into a paper…
      - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 12:58pm -
    • Pelosi Quotes Longfellow [by Mitch Sisskind]

      Pelosi Quotes Longfellow [by Mitch Sisskind]

      Yesterday, introducing the impeachment managers, Nancy Pelosi invoked Longfellow. It was the first time I've heard poetry spoken by a politician since Bill Clinton in the 1980's quoted Emerson's baleful line about the future, "When our sons have gone…
      - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 4:20pm -
    • Lawrence Joseph on "One Hundred Autobiographies"

      Lawrence Joseph on "One Hundred Autobiographies"

      The poet Lawrence Joseph was asked to name the book or books he liked best in 2019. He picked Toi Derricotte’s I: New and Selected Poems ("30 new poems, and generous selections from Derricotte’s five important earlier books of poetry") and Jana P…
      - 6 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 12:15pm -
    • "Columbia College 1967, #24" [by Mitch Sisskind]

      "Columbia College 1967, #24" [by Mitch Sisskind]

      Columbia College 1967, #24 Ellen Erlanger, Barnard Student I’m taking a class called Women in the Modern Novel. Everyone knows that the teacher, Professor Sims, Is not well so it’s kind of an emotional experience Twice a week and I try to make an…
      - 6 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 12:12pm -
    • "William Holden, Model Prisoner" [by David Lehman]

      "William Holden, Model Prisoner" [by David Lehman]

      from The American Scholar         Related StoriesWonders never cease: François de Brauer’s “La Loi des prodiges”, a performed graphic novel [by Tracy Danison] 
      - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 5:09pm -
    • Met Percent: Week Fourteen [by Alec Bernstein]

      Met Percent: Week Fourteen [by Alec Bernstein]

      Beauty-Writing (Callos-Graphia) “Handwriting is jewelry fashioned by the hand from the pure gold of the intellect.” - treatise on the penmanship of Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi, 9th century. The diacritical marks indicate vowels (the alphabet has conson…
      - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 20, 8:16pm -

    Tuesday Poem

    • And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

      And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

      Sonow you are privy toa thousand thousand things.        Jennifer ComptonThe geology of the region, the path rain takes underthe earth, the black areas of nitrate.        Sarah Jane BarnettThere are places yet to findwhere the teet…
      - 14 Dec 15, 3:48pm -
    • Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      .So all day long the noise of battle roll’dAmong the mountains by the winter sea;Until King Arthur’s table, man by man,Had fallen in Lyonnesse about their Lord,King Arthur: then, because his wound was deep,The bold Sir Bedivere uplift…
      - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
    • Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

      Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

      At the wane of a long seasonof heat filled yellow sky,fire consumes mountain forestsinfested, decimated by bark beetlesfeasting in their own changing world.I swim deliciously in a warmer riverwithout current, cringing at banksso barren I could…
      - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
    • Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

      Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

      Onthe Richmond bus to Nelson passing Polstead Roadyouonly had to say it, and everyone knew, unspokenwealmost dared not look, it stirred such potent thoughtscausedlaughter, mocking, and a deeply seated superstitioninnuendoout the window,…
      - 23 Nov 15, 4:26pm -
    • Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

      Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

      <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-NZ X-NONE X-NONE <![endif]-->He wa…
      - 16 Nov 15, 6:01am -
    • That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

      That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

      She rides side-saddle into her own cliché her heart is pumping smokeboots heavy with things unsaidsunset flecked with mudshe’s breathing fireflames curl from her lipsslow-dancing lovers with cigarette smilesslink and hipsturn on the cl…
      - 9 Nov 15, 1:17pm -
    • Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

      Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

      Like a reed boatthat slipped its mooring Set drifting onthe current Or the heaping upof ripened grain In the time ofharvestHe was farewelledGone, in thefullness of his time But that finalslipping away Still came likesomething un…
      - 2 Nov 15, 1:52pm -
    • Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

      Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

      She notes down the time, opens the aquifer sampletaken from a farm west of Hastings, a saturated and fertile zoneof nested multilevel wells. She poursit into the debubbler. The team used a direct pushdrill, the cleanest way to sample intens…
      - 26 Oct 15, 5:54pm -
    • Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

      Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

      If you love meBring me flowersWild daisiesClutched in your fistLike a torchNo orchids or rosesOr carnationsNo florist's bowJust daisiesSteal themRisk your life for themUp the sharp hillsIn the teeth of the windIf you love meBring me dai…
      - 19 Oct 15, 7:30am -
    • Yawn by Sarah Rice

      Yawn by Sarah Rice

      Funny how a yawn travels through a rooma pied piper gathering all the ratsIn that instant we all draw from thesame sourcea great swallowed gasp shoved into our lungslike socks stuffed in a bagand thelong outward sighThat we try to hid…
      - 13 Oct 15, 11:42pm -

    Poetry & Blindfolds

    • “Nick: A Short Film”: A Short Blog

      “Nick: A Short Film”: A Short Blog

      Spoilers ahead. Plus, the picture here is a spoiler, so there’s that. “Nick” is a short film I put together in mid-April 2018. The concept – that of a realtor using an in-home hostage as an amenity to sell a … Continue reading →
      - 29 May 18, 11:14am -
    • Something To Fall Back On

      Something To Fall Back On

      “You can do your act-y thing as much as you want, but always have something to fall back on.” I cannot quite remember which wise, shadowy, looming and spirit-broken role model intoned this to me when I was a child. … Continue reading →
      - 9 Apr 18, 9:24am -
    • Stupid God Damn Bird

      Stupid God Damn Bird

      Hey. You. Bird. Yes, you. The little baby robin who let me walk right up to him and take his picture, close-up. Yes, you. I’ll call you Louie. Hey, Louie. You’re one stupid fuck. Look at you. What the hell are … Continue reading →
      - 23 Jun 17, 9:03pm -
    • “Help!” she cried.

      “Help!” she cried.

      While waiting at the Western Avenue Blue Line stop en route to yet another film set, idling my time with yet another round of Ruzzle on yet another smartphone, my attention was drawn by some distant caterwauling: a couple fighting … Continue readin…
      - 23 Apr 17, 10:39pm -
    • Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

      Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

      A short collection of sites dedicated to pushing back against the more alarming actions taken by the Trump Administration. Continue reading →
      - 1 Feb 17, 11:27am -
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