Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Darkness Around Us Is Deep – A Poem for Inauguration Eve – 2017

  A Ritual To Read To Each Other If you don’t know the kind of person I am and I don’t know the kind of person you are a pattern that others made may prevail in the world and following the wrong god home we may miss our star. For there is many a small […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – # 28 in a Series – Montale’s Tragic Prescience

  Syria The ancients said that poetry is a ladder to God. Reading mine, you may not think so. But I knew it the day you helped me find my voice again — a day dissolved in a flock of clouds and goats  stampeding from the bank to browse, slobbering, on marshgrass and thorn, and […]

Bare-Knuckle Poetry – Revenge – A Poem/Letter to Trump Supporters by Elisa Chavez

  REVENGE Since you mention it, I think I will start that race war. I could’ve swung either way, but now I’m definitely spending the next 4 years converting your daughters to lesbianism; I’m gonna eat all your guns. Swallow them lock stock and barrel and spit bullet casings onto the dinner table; I’ll give […]

Announcing a 10 Day Retreat in Umbria, Italy – June 23rd to July 3rd, 2017

Recovering Words  Writing Retreats with Richard Osler The focus of these retreats is to create the opportunity for participants to create substantial new poems through comprehensive writing adventures (assignments)  UPCOMING RETREAT 2017 La Romita School of Art Terni, Umbria, Italy 10 Days June 23rd to July 3rd, 2017 To Discover a Wider Eye Oh, the […]