Tuesday Review: Marjorie Maddox’s Wives’ Tales

In an effort to keep me on track with some promises and with my desire to read and review more poetry, here’s a new feature for you, Tuesday Reviews. There will be at least two kinds—the first we’ll call traditional reviews, hopefully with links to full reviews published elsewhere. The second sort will be the…

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…

Thursday Love Poem with Tony Hoagland

Preface If you are not upset or angry at the very mention of Tony Hoagland’s name, please skip ahead to part two and listen to my reading of his poem, “Windchime” before coming back to part one’s discussion. If, on the other hand, you are one of the many who are so unhappy with him…

Saturday Songs with Arlo Guthrie

I’ve been quiet this month. Sorry about that. It’s been a rough start to 2019 for my boys and I. Since having what was really a lovely Christmas there have once again been hospitals and grief and pain. Reasons for discouragement, but also hope. Tonight I am thinking of a song by Arlo Guthrie when…