Born, Again

A great new issue of Born Magazine is up on the web.  I really like Wayne Miller’s poem called "Notes on the Night Highway II" and the art and music inspired by it. 

This Summer at Tarpaulin Sky

I’m enjoying reading all the great work at Tarpaulin Sky.  Congrats to the editors on a great summer issue.  I found Juliana Spahr’s poem "Gentle Now, Don’t Add to Heartache" especially moving.

Published
Categorized as Poetry

The Other Tiger

A tiger comes to mind. The twilight hereExalts the vast and busy LibraryAnd seems to set the bookshelves back in gloom;Innocent, ruthless, bloodstained, sleekIt wanders through its forest and its dayPrinting a track along the muddy banksOf sluggish streams whose names it does not know(In its world there are no names or pastOr time to… Continue reading The Other Tiger

Published
Categorized as Poetry

I Know A Man

As I sd to myfriend, because I amalways talking,–John, I sd, which was not hisname, the darkness sur-rounds us, what can we do againstit, or else, shall we &why not, buy a goddamn big car, drive, he sd, forchrist’s sake, lookout where yr going. Robert Creeley

Published
Categorized as Poetry

Dream Song 50

In a motion of night they massed nearer my post.I hummed a short blues. When the stars went outI studied my weapons system.Grenades, the portable rack, the yellow spoutof the anthrax-ray: in order. Yes, and mostof my pencils were sharp. This edge of the galaxy has often seena defence so stiff, but it could only… Continue reading Dream Song 50

Published
Categorized as Poetry

Greeny Flowers

It’s spring in Houston much of the year, but right about now, it’s truly full-blown.  Sunlight moves through the leaves and blades of grass, illuminating the very air. From the greeny poem by William Carlos Williams– The whole worldbecame my garden!

Published
Categorized as Poetry

Fragments from the Beach by Bill Knott

I really like this new poem by Bill Knott published by Maverick.  More formal than most of the Bill Knott poems I know, despite the word "Fragments" in the title.  Enjoy!

Published
Categorized as Poetry

Lyric

Check out the new edition of Lyric with poems by Josh Corey, Daniel Hall, Fanny Howe, Marie Howe (Howe cool), Tim Liu, Kevin Prufer, Randy Watson, and yours truly.  I love the cover.

Published
Categorized as Poetry

For Creeley

There There is a world underneath, or on top of this one–and it’s here, now. –Robert Creeley, 1926 – 2005

Published
Categorized as Poetry

from Slowly by Lyn Hejinian

I frequently slowly wish for more of the sudden experience But it might be that I’ll be surprised at myself by myself, i.e., abruptly dismayed An impulse is something of a summation An impulse is not a sudden nor an arbitrary act I can’t help but choose In my jealousy I may take hold of… Continue reading from Slowly by Lyn Hejinian

Published
Categorized as Poetry

A Poem a Day

If you want to receive a poem a day via email during April, National Poetry Month, send an email to Writers in the Schools (WITS) at this address: mail@writersintheschools.org.  These are not just any old poems; they’re poems written by bonafide children.  Here’s a free sample: On the Other Side I walked into a tunnel… Continue reading A Poem a Day