Poetry That Kicks Ass

You don’t hear people talking like that about poetry, do you? “Did you see the Eagles game last night? Man, they kicked ass!”  Poetry that kicks ass. Yeah, seems I only ever hear poets talk that way. There was a great article on the Onion last September. It’s funny, but also sadly illustrative of the state…

“Any Fool Can Get Into an Ocean”

Here it is, already more than a week into April and I have done nothing to publicly promote National Poetry Month! Well, it was a busy, crazy start to April, so what can I say? This year I am not attempting to write a poem a day, but I may post some new ones here. I…

PePoWriMo – Attempted Comeback from NaPoWriMo Fail

My explanation on Youtube for why I never got passed April 11th for this year’s Poem-a-Day (NaPoWriMo) challenge for National Poetry Month. Ah well, my mom had a saying for when I didn’t eat everything on my plate. She said my eyes were bigger than my stomach. Ah well, at least the grades were good…

Napowrimo, Days 10 and 11 – Ketchup Rhymes with…

Dear Jaime, You know I love you. I do. I know that my style of poetry is not your thing, and I understand that you are more comfortable with old school rhyme and meter. But please understand that when you say that you don’t get what I write and that you want me to write…