Fortune Cookies, Frank O’Hara and a Poetry Prompt

  I’ve shared with you in two recent posts a couple of my own fortune cookie poems, so I thought it would be fun today to look at what Frank O’Hara, one of my favorite poets of the “New York School,” did with his cookies. I created an audio-visual interpretation that kept me happily up…

Monkeys and Fortune Cookies

Several of you seemed to enjoy the fortune cookie poem yesterday, thank you, and so I dug deeper for an old poem I hadn’t read in a while. Everyone loves to add the words “in bed” to the end of their fortunes, but when my youngest was quite little we had a game of making…

Fortune Cookies No Longer What They Are Cracked Up to Be

Is it just me or were fortune cookies once upon a time more interesting, more likely to cause a reaction or elicit an, “oooh?” These days the ones I open seem to be more little affirmations, or positive-thinking slogans, not that I have anything against the power of positive thinking unless of course, it means…