Poet Politician: The Work of Jidi Majia

It is awkward to write on this day that my country’s President, for whom I wept on Election Day 2008, is signing into law a bill which allows any U.S. President to label someone a terrorist, eroding yet another constitutional right. Perhaps there is a...

Post on Pacific Rim Poetics

For some reason, I did not get my Pacific Rim Poetics essay transferred over from OrganicPoetry.org to this here site. Today I corrected that. Here are the two epigraphs: If I open a magazine of contemporary poetry I rarely hear John Dryden, but almost always Li Po. –...

American Sentences from 2011

I have begun harvesting my American Sentences from this past year. It’s always a blast from my recent past to do this and this is eleven years now of writing one of these 17 syllable poems every day. Here is the first decent one of the year: 1.12.11 – Just...