Tag Archives: poetry

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 …

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 …

A Favorite Poem

This isn’t my favorite poem, or even my favorite Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem, but Coney Island of the Mind was the first book of poetry I ever received as a gift (from Dave Reamer, in high school). This is an excerpt from I Am Waiting, and it seems prescient. I am waiting for my number to …