Richard Blanco, You Moved Me–An Inaugural Poetry Review

It’s well past midnight here in Penn’s Woods. Early Monday morning I had posted a preview of today’s reading by Richard Blanco along with a brief history of the inaugural poets who preceded him. So please don’t be afraid to jump back there for a little more history. Briefly, the first one, at JFK’s inauguration recited…

Mr. Romney, America Did Not Fail; You Did

When I was a little kid, one of my big brothers turned to our mother with his big crazy grin and said, “Mom, we’re not crazy; it’s just the rest of the world.” Well, sadly that brother did kind of turn out a bit on the crazy side. Shhh. . . you didn’t hear that…

“That Happened!” Wrapping Up and Moving Forward

It’s been a busy week since the election, but also I’ve taken as much time as possible to just read and work on new poetry. Sorry, not a lot of blogging, but I thought I’d do a belated post-election wrap up before moving on to our regularly scheduled DadPoet posts. I’ve said, probably somewhere in…