In defense of the word ‘and’ (a poem)

Another bit of Skeltonic verse that I wrote on Day 28 of National Poetry Writing Month, after I had already posted my poem for the day. A problem I often have with poetry in print is that some poets format their work in such a way that the manner of presentation distracts me from the [...]


National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 28

My Day 28 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on—to write a poem using Skeltonic verse. A short Skeltonic verse written under the influence of an oncoming migraine on a Friday afternoon when the weather won’t make up its bleeding mind and I’m too tired to go anywhere so what else am I [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #28 (April 28, 2014)

Today's prompt is from …find a news article, and […] write a poem using (mostly, if not only) words from the article. The article I chose: A fog of fast and empty language demonstrably disliked discourse vapid verbal shortcuts empty speech for empty thoughts dying metaphors for dead ideas …proactively surfacing new ideas to synergize the [...]