I’ve compiled all of my bicycling poems into a single document, using an easy-to-use manuscript template created by Henry Crawford. The template is available at the Poet’s Tools tab on his website at http://henrycrawfordpoetry.com/ (and check out other parts of Henry’s website, including his wonderful poems). To access the document, click on the text below. … More Bicycling Poems
THE FOOD TRUCK Carlos sells reminders of home– pupusas, tamales, tortillas– to hungry laborers coming off shifts, or waiting for work in the morning light, to men whose families wait back home for the monthly remittance or the fee for the coyotes to bring them north. His foods remind him of the land he farmed … More THE FOOD TRUCK
BICYCLING POEM #11 January afternoon, temperature in the fifties. Who can blame me for choosing blue skies and fresh air, instead of catching up on work?
BICYCLING POEM #10 I pedal slowly up the slight hill, feel the stillness of the neighborhood just beginning to wake, then casually coast downhill— in winter, the cold biting at my face, ears stinging from the wind; in summer, the cool sweep of air before the day’s heat sets in. So much in such a … More Bicycling Poem #10
I’ll finish my look back on 2018 with wooden teeth. Or, Wooden Teeth, the student-run literary journal at George Washington University. I was unaware of the journal until one evening in Phillips Hall (where my population geography course met), the stairwell was filled with flyers for the journal. Always on the lookout for something a … More Poetry and Wooden Teeth
Continuing my look back on 2018, three of my published poems this year were set along the Potomac River– the lower portion of the Potomac, to be specific. These Potomac River poems started my publication year and closed it out. The first, “Thoughts While Sitting Along the Lower Potomac,” was accepted for publication in Gargoyle … More Along the Potomac River
We’re near the end of the year, so time to look back and reflect. I’ll start by stating that this year was my least productive in many years. I wrote very few new poems this year. I published only six poems, one of which was accepted for publication in 2016 and came out in 2018 … More 2018 in Review: the year in poetry and other stuff