The Hobby Horse I Ride (Billy Collins, too!)

When I was in graduate school, there were two types of people in the English Department: Lit People and Writing People. The Lit People breathed the rarefied air of theory, while the Writing People were pretty much viewed as the idiot savants of the department: Awww, isn't that sweet. You wrote a lit-tle po-em. Bless … Continue reading The Hobby Horse I Ride (Billy Collins, too!)

A Poem for Election Day

When I ran across this poem a couple of months ago, it reminded me of the intercessory prayer my dad would say during Sunday services for leaders in government. I thought it would be appropriate to post for Election Day in the United States. I've turned off comments, as I expect this week to be … Continue reading A Poem for Election Day

#Poetry Publication: “New Hampshire Comfort”

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript: Review of On and Off the Road: Poems of New Hampshire I am very pleased to share that my poem "New Hampshire Comfort" has been published in On and Off the Road: Poems of New Hampshire, an anthology of the Peterborough Poetry Project. I was thrilled when a review came out in a … Continue reading #Poetry Publication: “New Hampshire Comfort”

#BookReview: Someday Everything Will All Make Sense

My Review Carol LaHines’ debut novel, Someday Everything Will All Make Sense, opens with a grabber of a scene: Luther van der Loon describing the death of his mother, who choked to death on a wonton as he tried--and failed--to save her with a badly executed Heimlich maneuver. We come to know Luther as a … Continue reading #BookReview: Someday Everything Will All Make Sense