Category Archives: Poetry

The Sunflower Sessions Open Mic

On the last Wednesday of each month for the past fifteen years(!) The Sunflower Sessions has been offering an open mic to the poets of Dublin. I showed up at the Lord Edward Pub, a cute rickety old pub in … Continue reading

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Fraiku: St. Michan’s

He’s still dead after 800 years. Plant me under a tree for immortality. I prefer not to reveal the inspiration for my poems but I think this one needs a little context. I visited St. Michan’s Church today and took … Continue reading

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Goals

Goals Watching men from Ecuador and Senegalplay football in Qatar from a bar in Irelandthis poet from the United Statesacknowledges his decadence. Fortune kissed my forehead at birthwhen I came out white, straight and malein America. I can take my … Continue reading

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Haiku for the Moon

She shines her sideways smileFrom too low in the skyPolaris too high Image taken from my hotel room with my phone. She looms much larger in my mind’s eye.

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Fraiku: Jet Lag

I walk alien streets Beneath clouds just crossed Yet my head remains fogged

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Fourth Thursday in November Laughter rolls in from outside where cousins play Laughter bakes into the cornbread where cooks gossip Crying onions bubbling gravy crackling turkey All parade to the table where we hold hands in fidgety anticipation As … Continue reading

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Milkshakes & Chilidogs Reviewed!

Dawn Pistorino posted a review of my chapbook of food poems today. I encourage all my readers to check it out and follow her fine blog. I love these lines from her review: You will not find any anorexic rejection … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Bad Habits

Pull cork from bottle Save in drawer for your collection But never see you again

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3 Experiments That Prove The World Is Flat Poetically

My car is jealous of poetry because it fills the garage. Rickety card tables and milk crates are covered with beakers, books and Bunsen burners bubbling away useless words. My hands shake as I pour reagents, mixing the smoothest line … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Me & Wolves

I write poetry with the same intent as wolves howling at the moon

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