Labor Day, by Joseph Millar

Here’s a short poem for this day, written by a man who understands what labor is about. A fellow Pennsylvania native, Joseph Millar is known for his “blue-collar” poems which, unlike much contemporary free verse, have a rich music and rhythm all their own.  I just love how they sound, how they feel on the…

Eating and Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day

And with that title I suppose we need no further explanation. The Poetry Foundation has a full page up to celebrate today’s date. Whatever persuasion you are, and whether or not you feel there is anything to celebrate, I suspect that you would not turn down a drink and some hearty food on your plate. Not…

Happy Birthday, Edna St. Vincent Millay

Isn’t it funny how we write things like that after someone is long gone? I think Vincent (she liked to be called Vincent) would quip that it’s a tad late now for birthday greetings, don’t  you think? Well, it’s a little past midnight now, but that’s not really what I mean. Her birthday is February…

Literary Connections, Poetweet and Social Media (The Real Post)

WordPress is a funny place. Imagine dropping your notebook, and a few words you jotted down suddenly wind up being published online. Or maybe you accidentally turned in your outline on Chaucer, rather than  your completed essay, but the professor gave you an A anyway. WordPress is a wonderfully weird place. Last night I accidentally…