Category Archives: Poems
My poem, “Why Poetry,” is the first of the Ars Poetica series on Texas Poetry Assignment. Several poems on the Website have audio of the author reading it. This is the first with audio and video.
When I lived as a kid in Larkspur, California, it was a middle class town in an upper class county (2nd or 3rd highest per capita income in the US). I’ve visited several times in the decades since and watched … Continue reading
Langdon Review Weekend is an annual literary and arts festival that takes place the first Wednesday thru Saturday after Labor Day. This year, the festival was canceled due the COVID-19 shutdown in Texas. They approached Laurence Musgrove and offered to … Continue reading
Two of my haikus were published in the May issue of Failed Haiku on page 35.
Back Patio Press published “Coyote 6” and “Coyote Vanishing” today (May 5). Both are about the mythic Coyote, Trickster figure of the Southwest. Coyote is also slang for people who guide refugees across the border. “Coyote 6” is also about … Continue reading
Laurence Musgrove, an English professor at Angelo State University and the author of The Bluebonnet Sutras, has started Tejascovido, a Web journal for Texans writing about the COVID-19 crisis. He is publishing several pieces a day, both poetry and prose. I’m reading … Continue reading
Hey, squirrel You’re putting on weight Winter’s coming. First published at Once Upon a Crocodile. This is my first published haiku. I love the illustration they chose, an unexpected pleasure.