Category Archives: Poets

Books that Move

So, yeah, I got “tagged” by a friend on Facebook to list “Ten Books that Have Stayed With Me in Some Way”… Continue reading

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Good Company

Happy birthday, gentlemen. Continue reading

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And Echo softly repeated… Continue reading

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Doing His Best

Townes Van Zandt was a poet in the shadows. Continue reading

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Remembering Rich

I miss him. He was a beautiful human being Continue reading

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Emily and Oskar

Perhaps they were true… Continue reading

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How Poems Feel

I think some of them are
homesick. Continue reading

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Ericisms: Philosophers, Pinball Wizards, and Plane Geometry

“Mom, I did not sign up for this.” Continue reading

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Paper Treasures

You could do a lot worse this Valentine’s Day than spend some time being swept away in the letters of these two masters of poetry…

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The Words Live

The last words are often the most beautiful, the funniest, the most heart-rending, the words infused with the most life:

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