Stevie Smith’s Birthday Bog

That’s not a typo. I did say “bog.” You’ll understand soon enough. Happy birthday to poet Stevie Smith, born Florence Margaret Smith. Had she lived she would be 114 years old today, though I’m sure she’d be annoyed about it. As it was she lived only 69 years, and while you may know nothing about…

Happy Birthday, Edna St. Vincent Millay

Isn’t it funny how we write things like that after someone is long gone? I think Vincent (she liked to be called Vincent) would quip that it’s a tad late now for birthday greetings, don’t  you think? Well, it’s a little past midnight now, but that’s not really what I mean. Her birthday is February…

Ross Moyer, Poet, Storyteller and Friend

Originally posted on David J. Bauman:
Ross Moyer, Poet and Story Teller, Journalist Ross, I had barely begun to know you. Almost seven months ago you attended the first Poetry Under the Paintings event in Lewisburg and you have faithfully attended ever since, gracing us each month with  your wit, rhyme, sarcasm and that winking…

David Reads “Health Food Diner” by Maya Angelou

We’re nearing the end of day four of my own private NaPoRecMo (National Poetry Recording Month), and so I’ll try for once to get a post in quickly and without too much commentary. Today was Maya Angelou’s birthday. She’s a healthy, feisty, and inspiring 85  years old. As far as I can tell she is…