#Bookreview: Minus One

My Review The poems in Elizabeth Merry’s collection, Minus One: The Story of a Life, are rich and nuanced with the fluidity of time and memory. I found myself rereading a number of them, each time with a new layer of meaning revealed. Minus One is the poetry of paradox: death in life visible in … Continue reading #Bookreview: Minus One

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!)

Another Poetry First: Tanka

I have been blogging for three years, and one unexpected result from following other bloggers has been the inspiration (and the courage!) to try new forms of creative expression. Here is what I have so far: A Video First: "Cape Elizabeth: 1962" (Video Poetry) A Fiction First: "Beware the Ides of September" (Ghost Story) Finding … Continue reading Another Poetry First: Tanka

Publication in One Sentence Poems!

I am very pleased to have my poem, "Walking with My Mother," published in the April 3, 2018 edition of One Sentence Poems.  This poem did not start out as a one-sentence poem. Come to think of it, I've never set out to write a one-sentence poem.  I just wanted to capture the feeling of … Continue reading Publication in One Sentence Poems!