Monthly Archives: June 2012

Loneliness — What a Character!

This week’s poem is about loneliness.  It was the result of an exercise that Dorianne Laux assigned in a poetry workshop.  It was based on a Stephen Dunn poem called Tenderness and we were supposed to write a poem based … Continue reading

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A Very Red Poem

Some time ago, a friend challenged me to write a “red” poem.  I had a good time with it, and this was the result. CODE RED All dolled up in a ruby dress, her fractured heart beating outside her chest, … Continue reading

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A Poem for Father’s Day

Since Sunday is Father’s Day, I wanted to honor my father with this poem about an incident that happened when I was 12.  The poem originally appeared in Poetry Northwest. Night Fishing Lantern scans, a searchlight over water. My father … Continue reading

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What a Poem Wants

I decided to serve up some lighter fare this week.  An overly serious poetry workshop inspired this comic poem–and if you’ve ever  been forced to consider what a poem wants, this is your answer.  The poem originally appeared in the … Continue reading

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