Labor Day, by Joseph Millar

Here’s a short poem for this day, written by a man who understands what labor is about. A fellow Pennsylvania native, Joseph Millar is known for his “blue-collar” poems which, unlike much contemporary free verse, have a rich music and rhythm all their own.  I just love how they sound, how they feel on the…

CROSS KEYS POETRY RECAP–JULY, 2014–PART 2

So I told you about the new Cross Keys Poetry Society at the library where I work here in my tiny town of Northumberland, Pennsylvania. Click here for part 1 of the story (It’s pretty short, and worth it for the background). I want to post updates about the progress and activities of this part-workshop-part-reading-group…

Two poems by Ivan Jenson

Originally posted on The Blue Hour:
Play it Safe try to avoid situations and people and stay away from anything that smacks of everything and steer clear of here and by all means don’t go there try to keep an arm’s-length away from hand-outs buy-outs or shout-outs and don’t take anything personally that is actually…