One Art, 17 Drafts

A little over a year ago I recorded again one of my all-time favorite poems, Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art.” It was part of a recurring Valentine’s Day series called “Love Poems You Wish You Had Written.” I suppose the post is worth re-reading, especially since it mentions my favorite professor and celebrates the reunion of…

Spring Poetry Readings

Sunday, April 3rd I will once again have the honor of being the featured poet at the Priestley Memorial Chapel in Northumberland, Pennsylvania. This time it’s April 3rd, the first Sunday in National Poetry Month. So if you are anywhere in the Central Pennsylvania region that weekend and are up for a 9:30 am poetry…

“Father” Published in the San Pedro River Review

The kind editors of the San Pedro River Review and Blue Horse Press have graciously published me for a second time, now in their newly released spring issue of the SPRR, The American Southwest. I would have gotten it sooner had I thought to give them my new address. When Jeff and Tobi emailed me…

It’s No April Fools Joke

Originally posted on Word Fountain:
On April 1st, 1980, the BBC reported that Big Ben would go digital. Seriously, our submission deadline for the revival of Word Fountain is April 1st, 2016. Yeah, we did that. Maybe we should have said March 31st, so you wouldn’t think this was some kind of April Fool’s joke.…