Love’s Executive Order, the online publication that runs a “weekly poem on the Trump presidency” and edited by poet/teacher Matthew Lippman, is running “Gimli’s Lament,” a poem of mine, as its feature. Check it out here. … Continue reading“Gimli’s Lament,” new poem up on Love’s Executive Order.
Three–count ’em three–poems are up on the website of the illustrious literary juggernaut that is Barrelhouse today. It’s part of their National Poetry Month celebration, in which they are running poems … Continue readingThree disaster movie poems on Barrelhouse.
I suspect the jerk-off they just threw off the train doesn’t believe in God, because if he did, he’d have sat down like the conductor asked him. Instead, he did … Continue readingPoem from 1995: “Sign on Trainbridge: Trenton Makes The World Takes.”
I wrote this poem 20 years ago as an exercise in a workshop I took in fall 1995 with the great poet Philip Levine. He didn’t really give out homework … Continue readingHere’s “Parade,” a Robert Lowell imitation from 1995.
VoicemailPoems, a cool new-ish journal, just published a poem of mine called “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Your Mama.” I wrote it while I was teaching disabled adults from the … Continue readingJust up on VoicemailPoems: “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Your Mama.”
David Kirschenbaum of Boog City fame does these monthly collaborations with other writers, and last month he was kind enough to have me do it. We wrote poems to each … Continue readingI wrote a poem-letter each day in August with David Kirschenbaum.
after Ulrich Berkes, 1980 1. I’m another poet I share a car (a Honda), television set, washing machine I like creamed and sugared cups of coffee I know how to … Continue reading“Two Exaggerated Self-Portraits.”
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Leslie Nielsen Signs Autographs, Comments on His Disaster Movie The Poseidon Adventure (1971) Splintered, with metallic plastic shards, the ray gun a Leslie Nielsen fan brandishes is the genuine article … Continue readingAn old Leslie Nielson-themed poem.
“Caddyshackesque,” a sonnet of mine written several eoins ago and that centers around my Shakespeare studies critique on my favorite movie of all time, is just up on Linebreak, a … Continue readingJust up on Linebreak: "Caddyshackesque."
Linebreak is a great journal with one of those simple but elegantly executed ideas: Publish one poem at a time, and feature a reading of that poem read by another … Continue readingJust up on Linebreak: my reading of Michelle Bitting’s "Mother’s Day Omen."
More entries from the Adagia project and a poem about National Public Radio are on the fabulous Ronald Palmer-guest edited section of Shampoo Poetry Issue #35. Issue link here; direct … Continue readingJust up on Shampoo Poetry: Adagia excerpts and "Traci Lords is on NPR!"
“The Day Paul Bunyan Cried” and “Adagia, 1-50” are just up on the new issue of Spooky Boyfriend. Just in time for Halloween. Direct link to my work here. From … Continue readingJust up on Spooky Boyfriend.
Excerpts from two new projects, “Adagia” and “Queries,” are up on the Pank magazine’s October online issue. See them here. “The Talk Box Reveries,” an essay, is coming out in … Continue readingJust up on the Pank website.
[a fan-made ad I found online.] KGB Monday Night Poetry Reading SeriesHosted by Michael Quattrone, Laura Cronk & David LehmanMondays @ 7:30 PMAdmission is FREE September 15 Janice Erlbaum & … Continue readingKGB Monday Night Poetry Reading Serie, Fall 2008.
[poster for the first event on September 25] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 CONTACT: Lisa Haley Thomson, Benjamin Marvin Phone: 518-454-5102 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.strose.edu/news “FREQUENCY NORTH” WRITERS … Continue readingFrequency North 2008-2009 press release.