Poem Covered by Seth Pennington

Have you ever had moments when you realized that the big, scary, beautiful world is smaller and more intricately connected than you thought? Unless this is your first visit here (and if so, welcome!), you know that I recently landed a second chapbook publication. Angels & Adultery was selected by Nickole Brown for the Robin Becker…

TBT—Matthew Macfadyen’s Version of Sonnet 29

Time for a Throw-back Thursday. I’ve featured this recitation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29 on the blog before, during one of the 2011 or 12 poetry month video extravaganzas. It came to mind this morning when some poet and artist friends of mine were talking about a different actor’s rather affected and, to me, pompous reading…

Angels & Adultery

Close on the heels of my first poetry chapbook Moons, Roads, and Rivers (Finishing Line Press, December 2017), comes chap number two: Angels & Adultery. It was selected by poet Nickole Brown for the Robin Becker Series at Seven Kitchens Press (May, 2018). And I still can’t quite get over it. You can order a copy from…

Moons, Roads, and Rivers

(Updated: June 21, 2018) Moons, Roads, and Rivers, my first poetry chapbook, was released from Finishing Line Press in December of 2017. Click here to order your copy! Since it’s listed with Ingram, you can also order it from your local bookstore, or Amazon or Barnes & Nobel if you insist. And if you go that route,…

Poems with Friends and Son

Coming up on June 26th, some dear friends and good poets have agreed to read with me in celebration of my two recent chapbooks. Moons, Roads, and Rivers came out in December from Finishing Line Press and was followed in May by a very different conversation in Angels & Adultery, selected by Nickole Brown for the…

Father: a Poem

This poem was originally written for my dad’s birthday in 2012. It was put to video and given to him as a modern “hand-made” gift. It went through a lot of reworking, editing, and polishing. Then the good folks at San Pedro River Review & Blue Horse Press published it in their Spring 2016 issue: The American…