Monthly Archives: January 2012

Say this poem in your chest

It’s a busy week for the Cauldron staff (Kalamazoo College’s literary magazine).  I am in desperate need of sleep and am inclined to hoard my creative energy tonight.  So, here’s one of my favorite poems by Rumi, translated by Coleman … Read the rest of this entry

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A meteor shower I wasn’t even aware was happening

There’s a rumor going around that writers tend to be crazy.  Let me tell you, I believed that I was for so many years.  Or, maybe it’s not that I don’t believe that anymore, maybe it’s that, nowadays, I realize … Read the rest of this entry

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What Would Whitman Do?

Oh, hey, blog.  I almost forgot about you, despite telling you I was going to post every day now. I would like to riff on the gifts we have received, as poets, from a man in a jaunty hat named … Read the rest of this entry

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Seeing the world through poetry

I just decided today that one of my new year’s resolutions is to blog EVERY DAY.  No matter what it is.  Maybe that will break me of the ridiculous habit to write 3,000 word blogs that require multiple sittings to … Read the rest of this entry

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