Thanking of you and olden times when I laughed more.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019
Stone Soup Croutons is a weekly poem I write using lines and impressions picked up from poems overheard from Stone Soup's open mic readers and features. I figure out a title (and sometimes the rest of the poem) later. You can read the other ones I've done since 2015 here. To paraphrase Lorne Michaels, this poem doesn't go up because it's ready, it goes up because it's Friday morning.
Jason Wright featured last night. It was his first time back in a few years, and...wow. Just...wow. Some open mics you have to be there for. That's all I'll say. Some of it's on video via my Facebook, but even that doesn't...wow.
If I show you this movie clip from Last Temptation of Christ, will that give you an idea of what took place last night? Maybe not, but...wow.
I don't claim that somehow I found a way to get it all in this week's poem but...wow. That's all. Jason, you couldn't have come back at a more perfect...wow.
I guess I should mention I take a line from a poem in Jason's new book Train of Thought. It's the first time I've ever tried such a direct lift. He will know why once he reads it. Other than that...wow. Thanks for reading.
Things to do Before Easter Weekend
There are thirty ways
to betray the friend
that buys you smokes.
You just need research.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Jason Wright has had a lot happen since the last time he was at the Stone Soup podium. He will no doubt share what he's been up to when he comes back to Stone Soup this Thursday to read old and upcoming work. His book Train of Thought will be coming out later this year. I'm sure there will be other surpises as well. This Thursday night will be just the tip of what's coming from Jason for the rest of 2019.
Not quite one of my typical "Jesus poems," but not quite disconnected from those works. Fitting that it's right before Easter. You can read it now (paired with my own photography, because why drag anyone down with me) at Oddball Magazine.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
Information courtesy of Tim Reed .
Brockton Library Poetry Series
Everyone Has a Voice
Saturday, April 20
1:00–3:00 Driscoll Art Gallery
With Open Mic