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NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 9: Until, That Is


Until, That Is I swell with love for nature, until a rolling sweet-gum ball twists my ankle, I step in dog shit or a bird poops on my head. Such love for humanity! --Until someone jostles me or wants to talk or at book sales I race with other bibliophiles. And so full for love of God am I, until I  […]

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NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 8: Sonnet XVI0F3


A poem from my oldest and most annoying heteronym, a proponent of dada.

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NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 7: Getting Philosophical

Making Rope, N. Roth, 1911

For April 7th, a heteronym who mostly sits on the bench comes into the game. (Hey look, I did a sports metaphor! I bet I got it wrong!)

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NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 6: knowing myself


Another heteronym poem. I'd meant to write something in my own voice, but the usually mild-mannered mr hobson shoved his way in. knowing myself there i am in the night wind and in the smell of mud it brings, and again in the nacreous sky that curls over me, and look, look where i dash into shadows  […]

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NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 5: After All We're Family


A poem by the family dog about the family cat.

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NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 4: starting along the way


A heteronym poem.

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NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 3: How the Celestial City...


A poem by one of my heteronyms, addressed to another of my heteronyms as part of an ongoing philosophical debate.

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NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 2: Riddle-me-ree


I don't think this is a very good poem, but when you write a poem a day that happens. Riddle-me-ree A feral grape vine that grapples and years long crimps an arthritic chain link fence fencing a savage yard of thin rodents and mad thistles behind a decadent house denuded of paint, naked of curtains  […]

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NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 1: To M.


The poem for day 1 of NaPoWriMo 2019 is by one of my heteronyms. To M., on our Mutual Folly A poem for Whan That Aprille Oh Folly, how sweet to lick thy lips, far from worries of work-wracked mind, of crampt hand bound to daily task. Let be no more nor boss nor bills, but only this bed wide as the  […]

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Pi(e) Day 2019 poetry


A pi-based poetic form for Pi(e) Day.

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NaPoWriMo 2019

Domesday Book

Gearing up for National Poetry Writing Month 2019 in April. I'm already writing a poem for every day in 2019 for a Facebook group, but during April I will posting a poem for every day on the blog. Some of these poems will be by heteronyms - a term coined (in this usage) by Portuguese poet Fernando  […]

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Cabinet of Fossils ebook now available

Cabinet of Fossils cover

I've turned my chapbook of lefty political poetry, Cabinet of Fossils, into an ebook. Where can you buy this book, you ask?

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Poetry 365: I Am Legion

Dark Poetry

As I mentioned before, I'm doing 365 Poems in 365 Days this year. When I write at this rate, whether for a whole year or just for NaPoWriMo, I use a few heteronyms. I have five of them--six, if you count "Carl Bettis." Basil Cartryte: the experimentalist, a fan of Marcel Duchamp, John  […]

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Fast writing, slow writing

Simple jump in slow-fast systems, by Ilya Voyager

I belong to a Facebook group, 365 Poems in 365 Days. The idea, as the name of the group suggests, is to write 365 poems in a single year. Not necessarily a poem a day. You can work ahead, or catch up. I participate every other year, this year being one of them. There's something to be said for  […]

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