Category: good poems
Meet me at the buffet
In re: yesterday’s post–if you have reading recommendations, please post them in the comments.
My mottoAs I live and learn, is: Dig and Be DugIn Return —Langston Hughes Also, I got a little older over the weekend. Not a lot, but just a smidge. That’s what happens when you celebrate the anniversary of your 29th birthday. I’m calling it “lyric aging.”
Phoenix is an awkward commingling of the ancient and the new. Its name pays tribute to the way it was developed, built over (and using) a centuries-old canal system developed by the Hohokam people, who either vanished or abandoned their settlement there. But a sense of history like this isn’t pervasive. Since 2000 its population…
Man on Man Action
My review of the British publication of Dan Chiasson’s Natural History and Other Poems is on display over at Eyewear: Chiasson’s work can be characterized by a deep, entrenched sadness. Poems frequently find themselves, sometimes inexplicably, worrying the concepts of death, decomposition, departure—even the implication of death, what Chiasson refers to as “the kitsch /…
Wayne Miller, This is For You.
I think Wayne Miller’s poem in Barn Owl Review is one of my favorite pieces I’ve read in a long time. I love him for being so brilliant, and I hate him for not being able to do it myself. I will write more about BOR soon, because the whole issue is a trip. Another…
Here are the poems I nominated from LOCUSPOINT for this year’s “Best of the Net” anthology: Renee Rossi, “Movements” Wendy Mnookin, “Blue” Erin Bertram, “Novena” Kristy Odelius, “Aubade, Big Eyes” Paul Martinez-Pompa, “The Body As Weapon, As Inspiration” Simone Muench, “|To give a child an idea of scarlet or orange, of sweet or bitter, I…