THROWING POEMS OVER BARREN RIVER BRIDGE

You ask would I really do that? Yep I did. My poems were raw & broken and letters from poets pushed me into depression. I wasn’t born with a golden pen I wasn’t born with words that sang like songs but I published books anyway. It may not be surprising for me to share withContinue reading “THROWING POEMS OVER BARREN RIVER BRIDGE”

SHE SAID, THE FUTURE OF POETRY DOES NOT INCLUDE ME

Yes, it happened this way. When I sent my first poetry book to poets, both famous and unknown I only heard from one poet. She was a very famous poet. She only typed a few words: THE FUTURE OF POETRY DOES NOT INCLUDE YOU. What can I say other than that did not make myContinue reading “SHE SAID, THE FUTURE OF POETRY DOES NOT INCLUDE ME”

He pours his money into publishing his poetry books as he waits for fame to stike

He answered each letter from readers on expensive stationary He saved each letter even the envelopes The extra bedroom in his home is stacked to the ceiling with boxes filled with letters he received from his readers since the 1970s Back then — he met readers both men and women He was available by phoneContinue reading “He pours his money into publishing his poetry books as he waits for fame to stike”

I was afraid to ask you for a second date

We were in college I lacked confidence to date you more than once. When I called after our first date you said you already had plans. I took that to mean you were not interested in me. Now, years later you found me on social media. You asked why I never called back? You hopedContinue reading “I was afraid to ask you for a second date”