Category Archives: new voices

Characteristics Of Modern Poets #2

Modern poetry is not simply a matter of cleverly arranged words.  Any modern poet worth his salt must be a mystic.

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Morning Poem, August 8, 2014

The Spirit Wind   The spirit wind lives, sometimes I hear it sing, sometimes on foggy riverbanks sometimes in high ravines.

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Characteristics of Modern Poets: #1

A modern poet must be precise enough to be obscure in the right places.

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Poem Of The Evening, August 7, 2014

Here is the poem The Creek in its entirety.  Thank you, readers, for bearing with me in these three stages.  I appreciate the helpful and thoughtful comments thus far.  I welcome further conversation about this poem.   The Creek I … Continue reading

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Poem of The Morning, August 7, 2014

Here it is, the second installment in this three-part prose poem about a creek behind my boyhood home.  I’ve reprinted part one here, too, so you won’t have to refer back to yesterday’s post.  I hope you enjoy this.  Comments … Continue reading

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Poem of the Evening, August 6, 2014

This evening’s installment is part one of a three-part prose/poem about the creek of my boyhood.  I’ll post the middle and last parts tomorrow.  Feedback and comment is invited.        The Creek Our creek was not like the … Continue reading

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Poem of the Morning, August 6, 2014

Blake Whimsey William Blake brought men awake. Made other poets seem like fakes. He wrote his songs on wooden plates. Wrote them all for heaven’s sake. copyright 2014

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Poem Of The Evening: August 5, 2015

It Is Always August   It is always August. If time would stop, it would stand still Under the dog star   Winter lingers, but all of that season is labor Boots, gloves, scarves and coats Off and on, on … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day, August 5, 2014

Two Rivers   I cross this river twice a day at sixty miles an hour. This city was built here one hundred and eighty-seven years ago at the confluence of these two great streams.   We know the names of … Continue reading

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A New Voice: Joseph E. Bird

I’ve mentioned him here before, but last night I had a chance to read more of his latest novel and I’m telling you, this guy is coming on.  His name is Joseph Bird.  He doesn’t have much out there yet … Continue reading

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