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Film Adaptation of Jeffrey McDaniel’s “The Quiet World” April 18, 2011: I have been writing a sitcom. That’s not what this post is about. But it’s where it starts. I have been writing a sitcom titled Artificial Humor. But I think the title might change to [...] by

“School/Period”: Chicano Renaissance April 15, 2011: I would like to make a suggestion to the Poetry Foundation: that “Chicano Renaissance” be added as a “School/Period” in its Poems/Poets page. In order for this to work, [...] by

my poetry books April 11, 2011: I think Rocky says this about Adrian: She’s got gaps. I got gaps. Together we fill gaps. Or something like that. Happy National Poetry Month, Harriet Readers! I would like to celebrate this [...] by

I saved my most impersonal post for last. April 30, 2010: He came to live with his brother. He has a very big dog. He knows how to ride a bike. He wanted to find a job. He wanted to talk to his boss. He went to the post office. His wife is at work right [...] by

SB 1070 April 26, 2010: I. Dear President Obama, I write to ask that you take immediate action to (1) defend the people of Arizona and (2) reform immigration policy pursuant to your existing authority as President of the [...] by

Is the correct term April 25, 2010: Thanks to Jeffrey Mcdaniel for calling attention to the situation in Arizona.  And I believe he’s right when he says, “Perhaps we poets need to be caretakers of the language around this [...] by

Poetry and Sports: Some Quotes April 24, 2010: I find some sports quotes just as poetic as some of my favorite poems. By “poetic,” I don’t mean “inspirational.” Actually most of the quotes I’m interested in [...] by

Ode to my Running Shoes April 19, 2010: SLC Sole Team The running joke in our running group, the SLC Sole Team, is the pun on sole/soul. So I tell my solemates, “You must be tired because you’ve been running through my mind all [...] by

4B4V: metrical radiology April 17, 2010: “By choosing among texts that range metrically from the straightforward to the intricate, you can sharpen your skill at taking an x-ray of the architecture of verse.  This inner structure [...] by

Salud, Poeta April 12, 2010: 1. Thus the cup is to Dionysus as the shield to Ares. The cup may, therefore, be called ‘the shield of Dionysus,’ and the shield ‘the cup of Ares.’ (Aristotle, trans. S. H. [...] by