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2019-04-09

NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 9: Until, That Is

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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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2019-04-08

NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 8: Sonnet XVI0F3

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

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2019-04-07

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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2019-04-06

NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 6: knowing myself

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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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2019-04-05

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

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A poem by the family dog about the family cat.

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2019-04-04

NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 4: starting along the way

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A heteronym poem.

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2019-04-03

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

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

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2019-04-02

NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 2: Riddle-me-ree

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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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2019-04-01

NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 1: To M.

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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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2019-03-14

Pi(e) Day 2019 poetry

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

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2019-03-09

NaPoWriMo 2019

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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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2019-01-26

Cabinet of Fossils ebook now available

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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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2019-01-07

Poetry 365: I Am Legion

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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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2019-01-04

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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