Marie Posnot’s “One is One”

I first shared this back in 2012 during National Poetry Month. I was on my way to NYC to see some of the most beautiful people in the world. So, I shared a poem I love by a native New Yorker. She passed away yesterday, a marvelous poet and teacher who graced this earth for…

A Busy Poetry Month

My son, Micah pointed out to me recently that I have a poetry event going on every seven days this month. But when I took stock of my calendar, I saw there’s a lot more than that going on.  I went ahead and updated my Events page as well. So here is my Poetry Month…

Friday Flashback, Jon on the Blue Guitar

Last weekend I asked my son Jonathan to bring his guitar with him when he and his younger brother came to stay the weekend. There is something that I cannot quite explain, a feeling of peace and security when the people I love are in the house with me, doing what makes them themselves. The…

David Reads “God on a Tightrope,” by Marjorie Maddox

Well, Easter has passed, and once again I realize that aside from the discussion of certain issues and how they are affected by politics and religion, I rarely ever talk about my own faith or spirituality here on the Dad Poet blog. While I have dedicated multiple posts to feasts, celebrations and songs of Christmas, I don’t…

David Reads “Poem” (is it dirty), by Frank O’Hara

Here it is, the last twenty minutes of April 1st and no April Fools joke for you. I haven’t even declared what project, if any, I am doing for National Poetry Month this year. Well, the joke is on you, because here it is. But then the joke is on me too, because really, I…

Blog Dude, Bloopers and Spaghetti

So recently Micah and I were looking at some of the blooper reel out takes from my National Poetry Month videos, and I thought it would be fun to post for you the blooper from my reading of Stevie Smith’s poem, “Our Bog is Dood.” The poem is so surreal, and yet so real, and…