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:

New Poem: Flag At Half-Mast

At my baseball poetry outpost, The Hardball Times, I just published a new concrete poem dedicated to Marvin Miller, legendary MLB Players Association leader who passed away on Tuesday, 11/27/2012, at age 95. The poem is called “Flag At Half-Mast”. Please click through to read it if you have a moment. Thank you. -Ed

Pop-Up Poetry Competition

Every week in the kidlitosphere, dozens of poets and poetry aficionados gather to share their latest poems, inspirations, interviews, reviews, news, and more. It so happens that I am hosting the gathering this week here at Think Kid, Think. Well, one thing led to another, and yada yada yada, it’s time for a pop-up March

New Poem: The Fort Pitt Tunnel

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is famous for (among other things) its three intersecting rivers and the vibrant yellow bridges that cut across them. I lived for five years in that strange little sliver of West Virginia that rests against the Pennsylvania border, and my family frequently trekked to Pittsburgh by way of the Fort Pitt Tunnel: