The big blue book, revisited (A poem)

Another small break from my series of epistles. I wrote this while waiting for last night’s reading. I am almost at the end of the big blue book A heavy piece of equipment it is enough to anchor my shaky outlook It’s taped up to protect it from stains and fizz not to mention wear and [...]

Cortege (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write in a different way than usual, whether that be in a different form or style, using different imagery or words, etc. The poem I wrote just before this one probably achieves that goal more successfully—but I like this one better. It was inspired [...]

Figure/Ground (a poem)

The January 26th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to go from large to small over the course of the poem. As usual, I took a slightly different path, and referenced both Kate Bush and Nick Lowe in the process… I was just looking at the big sky [...]

In which I imagine a happy moment with you (a poem)

The November 12th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is similar to the HoneLife prompt I followed about a week ago. The only real difference is that Agodon & Silano’s prompt calls for the use of a newspaper or magazine. I used the last issue of City Arts [...]