Flashback Friday, Matthew MacFadyen Does Poems

I know, the recent trend is Throwback Thursday, but as a poet, I just cannot do it. Too many other meanings to “throwback.” When I was a kid dad took us fishing, and the fish that were too small got thrown back. I cannot help associate throwbacks with things that are not worth keeping, things…

Santa Gets the Flu; Poetry Meets Jazz in Lewisburg, PA

You’ve seen posts of what I do on certain Thursday nights, and I’ll have some more Poetry Under the Paintings coming your way soon (although I am deep in Christmas preparations, and trying to figure out how to get everything done that needs to be done the next week–needs to be being the key phrase,…

“Scratch and Dent Dreams,” Slam Poetry with Eric Darby

I promised I’d post a favorite Slam poem or two, and since I’m pressed for time this morning I’ll bring you one of my favorites performed at the 2005 National Poetry Slam Individual Semifinals, by poet Eric Darby. Understand, this performance isn’t my style, but I get caught up in not only his presentation, but…