Month: April 2018

Poem-A-Day

Last month, I recommended signing up for the Poem-A-Day from the Academy of American Poets. I hope you did; there have been a lot of really good ones. I liked this one in particularly because I’m left-handed, and I think about more hands maybe more than the average person. copyright James Richardson. Essay on the …

The Aeneid

Once upon a time (1991), in a land far far away (New Jersey), I spent an entire school year translating half the epic Latin poem The Aeneid, by Virgil. We only did books 1 through 6, but not 7 through 12 – that’s how epic it is. When I think back on what I consider …

Rough Draft

I wrote this poem a couple of weeks ago, and it is definitely a first draft. Or an only draft. But it’s the most recent poem I’ve written so I thought I would throw it out there to the wolves to see if you like it or hate it. By the way, if you like …