World Poetry Day (Seriality)

At the 11am presentation as part of my World Poetry Day/Free Coffee celebration at Caffé Umbria (Tutta Bella), I talked about seriality. In my interview with Nate Mackey 5 or so years ago, he said it better than anyone has, the allure and power of serial form: I...

#IdesofTrump Report

On March 15, 2017, people gathered around the United States to write postcards to the 45th President of the United States, El Caudillo Analfabetico, SCROTUS and let him know what they thought of his first few miserable days in the current position. Ides of Trump it...

Cinquains

SO, World Poetry Day is under way and my 8am lecture is in the bag. We had an inspired participant who took on the task of writing a Cinquain, a five line poem with a syllable structure of 2,4,6,8,2. I told her I was going to quit because her poem was so good and...

Free Cup of Coffee

Did you know March 21 is World Poetry Day? Yeah, UNESCO, the cultural arm of the United Nations decided that in 1999. Julius Meinl, a European coffee-roasting company upped the ante a few years ago by offering a cup to any customer who goes into a participating café...

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is March 21. Don’t feel bad, I did not know that either and it has been apparently been happening since 1999. One company is offering a cup of coffee on that day in exchange for an original poem, suggesting FEELINGS are more important than...