After The Japanese (End)

I had no idea when I started this series that it would end with me writing poems about my Father’s death on Mother’s Day 2014. And so it goes. I am grateful to have a process that allows me to, yes, process events like this one. I am grateful for the...

After the Japanese 95-98

Near the very end of this series of 100 poems my Father died. (May 11, 2014) I’d not experienced much death in my life to that point and Dad died in his bed and not in some hospital, which made me appreciate death as a creative act. How one does it, that is. I...

After The Japanese 80-82

More “alternate takes” in this series which I have been serializing here and which is over 18 months old. More poems about Zappa, my late cat and my reaction. You can’t see the “Z” anymore but you get the idea in the photo to the left. I...

After the Japanese 77-79

In this part of the series I started doing alternate takes. Not unlike bebop, writing in serial form is kind of like that stabbing at something you can’t quite nail, but hopefully the striving is interesting. In an interview I did with him Nate Mackey told me he...