The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

REVIEW: GUNMETAL BLUE – JASON ALLEN (JANE’S BOY PRESS)

  Because I did not die in the log cabin where I was born I shoulder the Green Mountains everywhere I go, breathing best when the leaves turn to flame. … Continue reading

September 14, 2015

REVIEW: HERE COMES THE NEW JOY – JOHN BARRIOS (UNIVERSITY OF HELL PRESS)

   I am hesitant to include quotes from the book in this review. Not that it is a bad book, completely the opposite actually. I had such fun reading the … Continue reading

June 11, 2015

REVIEW: STEVIE EDWARDS – HUMANLY (SMALL DOGGIES PRESS)

    If I string the night between two fence posts, one side heaven and one side hell, if I stand in the middle of the field with a bottle … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: MONICA McCLURE – MALA

  from Petocha Virginity is $$$ in a vintage velvet pouch Touch her if you can for virginity is no real but she is wanting to be touched   Not … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: ROSS ROBBINS – ALL IN BLACK BLOOD MY LOVE WENT RIDING

See me taxidermied – a prom date after four wine coolers. Ooh la la! Such romance. You see me cross-sectioned, slit and pinned a science class earthworm. Point to my … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

QOTD – April 15 – Where Are Your Books?

    My poetry collection is growing. Daily. My mailman has been bringing me at least two packages a day for the last several weeks, and while it’s incredibly exciting, … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Daily Prompt – November 7 – Opening Line

Rules: 1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc) 2. You may write in any format you see fit … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 7 Comments

QOTD- Reading Phases?

    When I was about twelve years old it suddenly became very important to me that I read every book written by one Michael Crichton. It started with Jurassic … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

QOTD- Children’s Books

I don’t have children*, so I don’t spend a lot of time with them. In fact, as an alpha male mammal, I sometimes feel a vague urge to eat children … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

“Even Rock Stars Need to Pay Library Fines” or “Damn You, Benjamin Franklin!”

Breaking news! Keith Richards owes £3,000 fine for overdue library books http://t.co/gmnbRaarSk — Shelf Awareness (@ShelfAwareness) May 22, 2013   Damn you Benjamin Franklin! It’s because of you that Keith … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

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