Two Moon Poems

Erin, a former coworker of mine, sent an Instagram message to me this week. It was a photo of my first chapbook, open beside a cup of hot cocoa or maybe coffee. Ah, an Insta-share! Be still, my heart. She told me how, after settling into her new home in Philadelphia, she ordered my book…

Thursday Love Poem, Valentine’s Edition: Embarrassing Old Videos

Already it’s time again for a Thursday Love Poem. It’s a weird and slightly random feature—I don’t do it every Thursday. Generally, the TLPs are a little off from what you might normally consider a love poem, so if we’re going to be puritans about it, not all of the following poems quite fit the…

A & A Sample: Stafford and “Stray”

Sometimes when a poem gives birth to another poem, we honor the original poet in the title. It may even be titled the same but with “After Robert Frost,” or whomever, tagged on. Other times the new work calls for a different title altogether, but the original poet is recognized in an epigraph, a quote…

Foodie Friday with William Stafford

I don’t know why I haven’t thought of doing a Friday feature on food before. There must be a number of foodie poems out there to choose from, more than just about plums and apple picking. And who knows, maybe I’ll cook something worth sharing on here. It’s been a hobby of mine for ages…