Monthly Archives: April 2013

National Poetry Month: April 30

Hi friends! It’s the last day of National Poetry Month: BOO! So, today I have selected Mark Doty’s “A Green Crab’s Shell.” I had the great fortune of hearing Mark read this epic poem more than once; most recently at … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 29

Hi friends! I grew up in a family with three sisters. Like Chekov, I often joke. Not the playwright himself, but his play, The Three Sisters. But I also feel and claim, in all seriousness, I am lucky. And I … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 28th

Hi friends! Back in the day, and by day I mean decades ago, and by decades I mean eighties, I played a video game or two. Or hundreds. Where did all those endless quarters go? I wouldn’t say I was … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 26

Hi friends! I knew there would possibly be a day or two this April, in which it would be difficult to read a poem-a-day to honor National Poetry Month. So, when this occurred, I had to find a poem that … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 25

Hi friends! Happy Birthday, dear old Dad! You’d have been 88 years young today. One of the many things I learned from my Dad was his love and reverence for nature, the great outdoors, parks, mountains, hiking, and seasons. Changing … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 24

Hi friends! Today is, or is it not? It is Wednesday, and that makes it a hump day! But, instead I continue on the April path of National Poetry Month. Today I want to focus on abstraction in relation to … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 23

Hi friends! Family visits, spring storms pass overnight. The daylight increases, and buds appear. As does poetry, everywhere it seems. Last night, my co-host of the Middle Coast Poetry reading series, Paul Scot August and I met to envision our … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 22

Hi friends… Happy Earth Day! In 1991, I moved to New Hampshire and had a phase of my life I often refer to as my “Thoreau Days.” I lived close to the land, explored the White Mountains, planted a huge … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 21

Hi friends! Some days I just miss New York way too much. So today I read Alan Dugan’s ‘Closing Time at the Second Avenue Deli:’ Robert Vaughan reads ‘Closing Time at the Second Avenue Deli’ by Alan Dugan – YouTube … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month; April 20

Hi friends! Families: can’t live with them, can’t live without them! Okay, that’s a cliche, and the truth lies someplace in between those two. Notice how I say “truth lies?” Quite an oxymoron indeed. One thing I notice with family, … Continue reading

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