Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Can't Stop Staring

The more I stare at the Bowdoin Polar Bear sports logo...

The Devil

the more I think of nuclear holocaust.

is in the details.

The E.A.R. Is Off

Flemmings Beaubrun is taking an extra, extra long weekend off and should be back next Tuesday. Until then, check out his Epic Autism Report archive here at Oddball Magazine.

Who Better Than to Say Why Poets Suck...Than Annother Poet?

Here's Jason Wright with another Jagged Thought poem column. Read it now at Oddball Magazine.

From Picture to Page: Two Loons

Monday was a fail all around for posting. Spent most of it on the road coming back form a trip. At least it's going up today. Look close, and you can see the biker who soared past me on Sunday. Titled the poem after the name of the farm I walked by in China, Maine.

Two Loons

Lonely biker,
brave beautiful bastard
on bare Maine road.

Starting Off

Poet Donny Barilla comes back alongside photography by Jennifer Matthews. Here we go at Oddball Magazine.

I Could Play with the Bowdoin College Mascot Logo Forever

The Bear!

The first college on our tour  for Molly was Bowdoin College. I found myself being a little intimidated by the logo for their sports team, The Polar Bears.

Bodoin Students are Everywhere! And so is the bear!


From my time up in Maine this weekend, visiting colleges for Molly and sites like the Kennebec River.

River reflections
bounce green-gold doubloons
back onto treetops.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Thanks Geoffrey

Geoffrey Fallon's newest storyline begins today over at Oddball Magazine's own 'The Secrets of Skinny People."

Later Today

My From Picture to Page poem (and other stuff) will like be up later. I’m in transit for most of the day. 

I Got to Say It

Bill Harvey has to start us off. Catch his comic strip "The Odds" at Oddball Magazine.

This Week's Friendly Reminder

Because Trump in the news right now has a way of making us forget what he did five minutes ago.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Your Weekly Dose of God

I went to church with my Mom a couple of weeks. ago. During mass, she nudged me and pointed out this prayer of contrition in the church's prayer book.

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you, whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no moreand to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
Added full prayer in the picture's title and alt text.

She pointed to it and whispered, "You should say this."

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

We Did It For You! - Coming to Needham in November

Information courtesy of Thea Iberall.

Coming to Needham

Wisdom as a Closer

Bruce Wise is back with his Wise Words poem column. Thanks for visiiting Oddball Magazine this week. We'll be back Monday.

Poetry:The Art of Words in November

Information courtesy of Jack Scully.

Happy Birthday Adam Barnum

Thinking of both you and your Dad.

More Than Words

Janet Cormier comes back to us with this week's Bamboozled No More! at Oddball Magazine.

Happy Birthday Leo Racicot

Happy Belated Birthday Alfred A. Zuñiga,

Sorry I'm late.

Stone Soup Croutons, 10-9-19, Spell

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.

April March Penn came by on Wednesday to feature at our new venue and offer Tarot readings. She was nice enough to give me a reading as well, which I appreciated. I incorporated some of that time in the poem below.

Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this poem in no way implies an understanding of the occult. I just like the imagery.

Thanks for reading.


Grind up bird skeletons
into aphrodisiac dust.

Rub it into your neck
between irregular heartbeats


If the Kurds had their own nation, it would be 100% in favor of this.

 Art by DL Polonsky

Wednesday, October 09, 2019


Stone Soup Poetry is tonight. April March Penn is reading and doing Tarot . Hope to see you there.

And a Wonderful Finish

Longtime collaborators Mark Blickley and Amy Basin return to Oddball Magazine with another collaboration. We may see them back sooner than you expect. Thanks for stopping by this Wednesday.

I Had Issues! My Review of Diabetes Is After Your Dick

It's a small review, but I love Cathy Leamy and it's been too long since I've promoted her work. Plus you can read the minicomic reviewed here on her website. She's made great strides in her medical comics work since this review,which is great. Originally published October 24, 2012. Edited for clarity. Let's face it, I straight up rewrote this to make sense. Yes, even a short post like this needed it. As I've  mentioned before, I wrote way too quickly back in the day.

Wednesday Couldn't Get Here Soon Enough

The first Wednesday poet is John Grey, joined by artist Judson Evans. Thanks for joining us today at Oddball Magazine.

Thanks to Zachary Bos and Pen and Anvil Press, we will be presenting boadsides of April Penn's poem "Original Love" during her feature tonight.

We are hoping this is going to be a regular thing but don't want to jump to conclusions yet.

I am so grateful for changes happening at Stone Soup Poetry. Announcements will be made soon.

Qick City Haiku Before Work

Dark cloud above
helps one  to forget
dark clouds in head.