Music Monday with Hamilton

There’s still a little time left for a Music Monday Feature, so for the four or five you out there who are not yet familiar with the Broadway hit Hamilton, this post is for you. I was talking to Jonathan, my middle son, last night, and he at least said he was “familiar with it.”…

Two Love Poems from Uncle Walt

Last night (read that as early this morning) I shared with you a reading of E. E. Cummings’ poem “Love Is Thicker Than Forget,” and I promised you some Valentine poems from Walt Whitman . Well, I might be bending the rules just a bit here, but you should be used to that by now….

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…