Another Poetry First: “Remembering Etaples”

My first ekphrastic poem, "Remembering Etaples," appears in the December 21st edition of  The Ekphrastic Review: http://www.ekphrastic.net/the-ekphrastic-review/previous/2. (The easiest way to get to my poem is to type "gauffreau" in the search box.) What is an ekphrastic poem, you say? According to the Poetry Foundation: An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene … Continue reading Another Poetry First: “Remembering Etaples”

Finding Found Poetry

I have never been a fan of found poetry. Despite Annie Dillard's characterization of it as an "urban, youthful, ironic, cruising kind of poetry,"1 I have tended to view it as a scavenging type of affair involving perfectly good written communication cut-up, erased, and otherwise twisted about by people not clever enough to create something original. … Continue reading Finding Found Poetry