Music Monday with Audre Lorde and Vampire Weekend

I apologize, it seems that I’ve broken my own rules, but in blogging the rules are like the Pirate’s Code, “more what you’d call ‘guidelines.’” It seems that from time to time I forget that my Music Monday feature differs from Saturday Songs in that on Mondays we also explore a little poetry at the…

Two Moon Poems

Erin, a former coworker of mine, sent an Instagram message to me this week. It was a photo of my first chapbook, open beside a cup of hot cocoa or maybe coffee. Ah, an Insta-share! Be still, my heart. She told me how, after settling into her new home in Philadelphia, she ordered my book…

Upcoming Readings in NYC and Tannersville, PA

Looking ahead, here are two readings updated to the Events and Readings page today. It’s been a bit of a summer lull, but hopefully, we’ll have more to add soon! Thursday, December 6: Voices of Poetry Reading at the Jefferson Market Library, 425 Ave of the Americas at 10th St, New York, New York. The time is 6:00…

A & A Sample: Stafford and “Stray”

Sometimes when a poem gives birth to another poem, we honor the original poet in the title. It may even be titled the same but with “After Robert Frost,” or whomever, tagged on. Other times the new work calls for a different title altogether, but the original poet is recognized in an epigraph, a quote…