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Christmas Eve Christmas is night dark and silent. The silence in the stable then the darkness broken by a flickering torch. The silence now in the suburban streets the darkness broken by twinkling, electric lights Every car … Continue reading
Shelton College Quarterly’s interview of the school’s poet in residence, David Smith, continues below. When transcription is completed, the entirety of the interview will be published – in order – in the Quarterly. Ed.) SCQ: Do you want to leave … Continue reading
Men should read Jane Austen not only because she gives us a clear perspective on what women legitimately expect from men and not only because she gives us a clear picture of what men often look like to women, but because … Continue reading
The modern poet works under the assumption that everyone before him has missed the mark, at least by a little. Nonetheless, he is content, time and again, to say of his own work, “This is close enough.” copyright 2014
The mystic, having once seen the truth, is patient and brave. For him, there is no worship of counterfeit gold and no fear of counterfeit power.
A memoir: a prose poem It is always August. There was something in those thirty days under the Dog Star that seemed permanent and everlasting. The weeks in June and July had been long enough to dim the memory of … Continue reading
This evening’s post is a passage from my novel,In The Forest Of The Night. It is a description of a state trooper (who is investigating a murder) driving from the rural coalfields of southern West Virginia to the State Capital. … Continue reading
A modern poet must be precise enough to be obscure in the right places.
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