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Pickled

We’re in quite a pickle, here in the good ole U. S. of A. Our body politic, once a fresh firm cucumber, has been swimming in the green vinegar of unlimited bribery until well past sour. We’re dissolving in this … Continue reading

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How to Vacation

For today’s prompt, write a travel poem. Your poem can be about the process of traveling, planning to travel, vicariously traveling through television programs, or however else you’d like to take this prompt. How to Vacation If you could eat … Continue reading

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The Wine of Love

Come celebrate the last Thursday of National Poetry Month with me and other Living Poets at the Hillsborough Wine Company, 118 South Churton Street, beautiful downtown Hillsborough, North Carolina. We’ll enjoy wine tastings starting at 6:30pm and see who can … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Month

National Poetry Month begins Saturday and that means I’ve got a busy thirty days ahead. In addition to two critique workshops, I’ll be occupied by various other public events: Thursday the 6th, I’ll be reading as part of the Poems … Continue reading

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The Globe Inn

On my trip to Scotland last summer, I visited The Globe Inn in Dumfries, once frequented by the Bard of Ayrshire, the Ploughman Poet, the great Robert Burns. I wrote a poem while enjoying the Haggis, Mashed ‘Neeps and Champit … Continue reading

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ERASE-TRANSFORM

Two poetic friends of mine, Kelly Lenox and Pamela Taylor, started a project to “transform the language issuing from the White House in the hopes that it will encourage and inspire other transformative actions” with erasure poetry. Erasure poetry is … Continue reading

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Poetry Workshop Results

Saturday I helped lead a poetry workshop at the 2017 Holly Springs Arts Festival with my friends and fellow poets Tara Lynne Groth and Chris Abbate. Tara Lynne passed around some old postcards to inspire our poems and I demonstrated … Continue reading

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Pen and Paddle

This past Saturday my friend, fellow poet and co-organizer of Living Poetry, Tara Lynne Groth, hosted a Pen & Paddle on the Haw River in Alamance County, North Carolina. There were four writers who put kayak in water and paddled … Continue reading

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Our Little Secret

This month’s Contemporary American Voices features the poetry of Bruce Lader, my workshop fellow and friend. When they selected him to be the featured poet, they asked him to recommend a few other poets and I’m honored that I was … Continue reading

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Parody Poetry

Having a poem published online is great but I get a certain thrill to see my poems made flesh on the printed page. Today my copy of Parody arrived in the mail and with it Chocolate Sonnet 18! I’m honored … Continue reading

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