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  • Poets Are Out Of Touch And/Or Kids Don’t Have a Clue, Part 1
    Initial results from #MMPoetry 2014 suggest that poets are out of touch. That or kids just don't have a clue.
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  • The Inception of Madness
    I travel through time and memory to isolate the inception of March Madness Poetry.

Alternative Facts, Meet Alternative Endings


I’ve long been fascinated by the idea of alternative endings in poems — writing two (or more) endings and letting readers decide which ending they prefer. Is it even poetry? Who knows. But as you do know, I believe strongly in the power of the internet to make questionable poetic choices. So here, amidst chaos here in the U.S. over “alternative facts”, I present to you my first official “alternative ending” poem.

Madness! Poetry Is Back … And Gone!


Announcing the new home of Madness! Poetry … and a return-to-home for me.

Not Dead


March Madness Poetry 2016 isn’t going to happen. What will you miss most?

New Poem: National Cat Day

Cute Cat

It’s been a looooong time since I’ve written a regular blog or posted a poem. Trying to get back to that. When I found out that today was National Cat Day on my way to work this morning, I couldn’t help but write about it: