Known by Salt: Tina Mozelle BrazielA fantastic debut by an Alabama writer. I won’t say much here as I’m in the process of getting my thoughts in order for an interview with the author. She’s really busy these days. If you like poetry of place, then I think you’ll like this […]
Electric barns.Xenophobic, queer barns.Petrified Barns.Gravestone barns.
Shel Silverstein wrote the first poems I remember reading and they were frequently silly, but it was a silliness that kept me reading all of his work, some of which, is not so silly. Between Silverstein and MAD Magazine, I cane to enjoy language that had a sense of humor, […]
Originally published in 2014 at Eunoia Solstice. Since then he has co-authored Day Kink and According to Discretion, and a new poetry collection, Out of Speech. He gave me permission to publish “Mayflies” with this interview. When I think about “nature poets,” I often unfairly stereotype the idea into two […]
No surprise being uneasyto approach self-approval,the young man thread a soul.
My thoughts burn with snow–the hazards of Alabamasummer haiku.
Sometimes I can’t tellif she’s eating yogurt ortubes of clown makeup.
Her hand cups the rain,while my ears cup her laughter.Then–daylight thunder.
Eating the TaleStrategies of foodshould be read by anyonewho likes a long, cold burnimpassioned with clarity. This is eating the tale. Pay homage to disease,obesity, abuse, corruption, danger,to math, to Schwarzenegger. Research something to chew:the lid, the tradition, the landscape. A fierce investigative narrativeis just about perfect.