A Thursday Love Poem, “Killing Mark,” by Richard Blanco

We are overdue for another Thursday Love Poem, and as I’ve said before, “a Thursday Love Poem isn’t your grandmother’s love poem, baby.” It’s an unconventional love poem at least, and sometimes it’s a downright anti-love poem, as in the flagship poem of this feature, Edna Saint Vincent Millay’s “Thursday.”  If you aren’t familiar with…

Richard Blanco Inspires Again, Penn State Edition

Thursday evening a hoard of PUPPs (Poetry Under the Paintings Peeps) descended on the State College Campus of Penn State University to hear Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco read in the Foster Auditorium. I think the exact number in our hoard was 8, but that’s a pretty dang good showing for a poetry field trip in…

Richard Blanco and Poetry Under the Paintings

Ah, if it were only true that Richard Blanco was joining us at Poetry Under the Paintings, but alas! Such is not to be. But then again, maybe if we asked him. . . Hey, you never know. Anyway, I know that most of my readers here are not members of my local community, but…