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Grampa Red Pantoum

Grandpa Red: A Pantoum for National #Poetry Month

I am a contortionist when it comes to poetry in that I really enjoy the challenge of strict formats. This pantoum was inspired by the larger-than-life-figure that was my grandpa Red. Aspects of his personality also provide the basis for the character of Ned Warren in my work in progress. …

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month: Oolitic Strata #Poem

April is National Poetry Month. The event got started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. The place of poetry in our daily lives is too often over-looked, and yet anyone who listens to music with lyrics is a fan of poetry. During the years I spent as an …