Wishes sometimes have consequences: Now available!

Wishes sometimes have consequences is now available for ordering from your favorite bookstore! I know I waited too long, but I have finally created a page for the book: you can find it here. The page contains: Cover images for both hardcover and paperback editions (the contents are otherwise the same) The ISBNs for both [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #30 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 30 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a minimalist poem. I did that yesterday, but I can do another one for today. This one marks the ascension of the new emperor in Japan on May 1st. In a ceremony behind closed doors a new era begins (29 April 2019—posted April 30th) [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #30 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 30 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Pick out four lines from the last 29 days; incorporate them into a poem that reveals something most people probably do not know about you. I took this one further—this poem consists entirely of lines from poems I have written over the last 30 [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #29 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 29 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem that meditates from a position of tranquility on an emotion you have felt powerfully. I took a minimal approach for this one. There is no relief from grief only moments of pause (28 April 2019—posted April 29th) Wishes sometimes have consequences is [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #29 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 29 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: A countdown poem, using gradually decreasing numbers until the last line. Sting’s not the only one who resolved to call her up a thousand times a day Nick Lowe’s not the only one to ever call 999 I’m guessing my baby really wasn’t on [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #28 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 28 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a meta-poem—a poem about a poem. ‘Do you know me now?’ I’ve asked the question many times but silently so that not even I can hear I’ve picked through the history it didn’t happen quite the same way but I recognize signs in a [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #28 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 28 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Use five verbs and five nouns used in space, astronomy, or rocket science in a poem about another subject. I’ve come to the conclusion that desire is a vacuum sucking the unsuspecting into its orbit using the future as propellant Its mission is to [...]