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…

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…