Empty but filling. This old house, me and my old dog, done in by a good long walk in the cold. Stove emptied of last night’s ash and filled carefully with kindling. Cold empty house filling with old-world-warmth. Dog in his chair, me in mine, but what of this guilt filling me, this house, edging […]Read more "Empty but filling"
2 starts, both fall into the item cat <far from profound> </end speculation> order of operations i’m perpetually taking things apart that I put together prematurely always skipping what seem like poorly written instructions that turn out to be essential maybe i should look at this deck like a math problem maybe this life too […]Read more "2 starts"
Once upon a time when not writing I at least would take some time to jot notes about the good words I was filling my brain with so let’s give that a shot again. Once upon a time I also used to write list poems building on the riff, ‘while you were smoking’ and I’d […]Read more "Recent Reads"
I hope you’ll take a moment to walk with Richard through this postcard and in that moment, by which I mean a universe, you will connect your love for poetry with a love for independent publishers like Copper Canyon Press and Spork Press. Perhaps even that will lead you along a path and at the […]Read more "And then there was Richard Siken…"
Hey folks, I’m co-hosting a poetry event next Tuesday to help drum up interest during this year’s call for submissions. Checkout out the Poems in Place Project and I hope you’ll join Emily and I for a night of poetry. Poems in Place February 24, 2015 – 06:30 A Conversation Between Alaskan Landscapes and Poetry […]Read more "Poems in Place event"
Isn’t every three year-old kid at least part dinosaur, even the giant leaf-eaters capable of a great roar? Winter beach flats, tide out, a break in the bleakness, rain longing to be slush or more dripping from everything but the sky at the moment. We are taking off our gloves, hold these Dad he orders, […]Read more "Winter-Bare"
“I’d like to be on record as saying that anybody can write a poem that nobody can understand.” –Ted Kooser Thanks Ted, time to distill some of my recent work which are perhaps examples of the types of poems anybody can write. Time to focus on what it is about Billy Collins, David Budbill and […]Read more "a poem that nobody can understand"