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National Poetry Month

It’s the U.S. National Poetry Month (I think the U.K. has it in October?). I always have great intentions, and I always end up writing a post in late April that begins “I always have great intentions….” I haven’t come … Continue reading

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Poetry that could change your mind about poetry

I’ve done nothing for National Poetry Month. Nothing! What kind of poetry fan am I? Maybe not the most ardent one. Or maybe just preoccupied with the wrong things. I’ll start small: Here’s a link from the Huffington Post: 13 … Continue reading

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Is that a poem in yer pocket or are you just happy to see me?

It’s Poem In Your Pocket Day, the point being to carry a poem around with you so that you can read it when you encounter someone who asks (or perhaps simply needs a poem, maybe?). There are events in various … Continue reading

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Poetry month

It’s National Poetry Month in the U.S. and Canada. Don’t be afraid! I haven’t gone wall-to-wall verse here yet! I actually don’t have a whole lot planned yet that’s poetry-related. You’d think I wouldn’t be surprised by the arrival of … Continue reading

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Haiku Archive, part 2

I was hoping to do more to observe National Poetry Month than haiku, but never managed to write anything new. Just to get something in before the month ends, I’ll present some of the haiku that I’ve written and posted … Continue reading

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Constantly risking absurdity

Sharing one of my favorite poems for National Poetry Month… Detroit’s Metro Times printed a poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti sometime in the early 1990s. It’s “#15” from his famous book A Coney Island of the Mind: Poems (New Directions Publishing … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month comes back around

April National Poetry Month in the U.S. and Canada (the U.K. has it in October). It only took me till the 9th to remember it, so I’m doing pretty well this year. I don’t have anything much to add yet. … Continue reading

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