Category: Poems

  • Introducing “jenny”

    “jenny” is something my students in the Literary Arts Association at YSU have been busily preparing as a new online literary magazine.  This is a radically energetic and creative group of students, and I’m really proud to be working with them as they put together something new and electric like this.  Please take a look…

  • Opposition

    I’m thinking about this tonight, before a reading I’m doing here at Chatham University in another hour: Opposition In my youth I was opposed to school. And now, again, I’m opposed to work. Above all it is health And righteousness that I hate the most. There’s nothing so cruel to man As health and honesty.…

  • Nin (and Nin’s Mom) on Sarah Palin

    I love the poet Nin Andrews, and I especially love her mother and father, who appear occasionally in her poems.  Over at her blog recently, I am reminded of all the reasons why I love when her mother or father appear in her poems (and sometimes in her blog): I seem to be missing something,…

  • Telling Lies to the Young Is Wrong

    I came across this poem in the comments section of Justine Larbalestier’s blog, posted there by Chris McClaren, and had to steal it to post over here as well.  It’s just too good, and sums up my feelings in recent years about how we should teach our children and ourselves to look at the world.…