Archive for April, 2011

Stones Jones Canzone

April 27, 2011

“The Stones in Morocco”, the first of my Rolling Stones canzones, appears in the April issue of The Flea!


Pospisil’s Insomnia

April 24, 2011

I read Ray Pospisil’s Insomnia at a National Poetry Month reading honoring the poet at the Elizabeth, NJ, Public Library this afternoon.


April 5, 2011

The tiles slid. And two words (one high-scoring)
came together, doubling up in size,
waiting to pop out and yell “Surprise!”

as Sunday Scrabble teetered on the boring.
Emily read a rule—“No proper nouns.
You can’t use words that start with capital letters.”
The players nodded grimly in their sweaters,
as Maureen scooped back EDISON. Such frowns.

“And there goes QUIZBEAR!” I observed. I pointed
where the neologic hybrid lurked,
the character whose fuzzy-wuzzy face
unhibernated when the table jerked….

How everything that followed disappointed.
Two-bit words in Gothic upper case.