Tag Archives: poetry writing

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew?

Never! But this month is a pretty tough slog. There are things going on that occupy a lot of my attention and there are two activities that I decided to add to this month which makes for a busy time. … Continue reading

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New 30/30 Set

Well, I’m back at it. I’ve done 4 poems for the Tupelo Press 30/30 and they are up, at least for the time being and before I start really revising them here. Over the next few days, I’ll post my … Continue reading

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The Life of a Poet

Does anyone ever feel like you’re writing and you’re in a groove and you’re doing so awesome that you’re creating something like or but you’re really coming up with this?

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New Poem Up at By&ByPoetry

This morning a new poem of mine, Mikoshi Dako, went live at By&By Poetry. You can find the poem here. Unlike a lot of poems, I can actually link the source inspiration of the poem. I will warn you this story … Continue reading

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Rejected Poems: Writing Brings Strange Things to Mind

So here are two poems I wrote that mention tai chi chuan. The longer one was in the manuscript for Ohana, my book I’m working on now. But I’ve removed it because it doesn’t quite fit. Maybe something else down … Continue reading

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What Gets Noticed

So I got a poem accepted today by the Eunoia Review today and it will come out in late June 2016. It’s like the ninth or tenth “fatherhood” poem, but the sixth “Sam” poem accepted. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve … Continue reading

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Sonnet/Haiku Poetry Month: Campaign Season

This month, I’ve been working on “sonnet haibuns,” replace the prose with a sonnet. It’s an experiment I’ve been thinking/working on for a while. I know it’s not tradition and maybe even a little bit treif, but whatever. I’ve written … Continue reading

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From Minstrel: “After The Disaster”

Living in our last apartment, we lived in the suburbs, but we were still definitely within the city. We didn’t have a lot of untended green spaces around, and parks were small. Yards were small. Your neighbors lived right next … Continue reading

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From Hanami: Canoeing

One of the things that my wife introduced me to when we first started dating was canoeing. Kayaking is a lot more popular and we more often paddled by them than other canoers. My first time out with Becky, was … Continue reading

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From The Minstrel of Belmont: Futomaki

I love cooking. I spend a good portion of my weekends thinking about it and doing it. Sure, with two small kids I often do a few favorite dishes that will get them to eat their veggies. But from time … Continue reading

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