Category Archives: Poetry

Where Stories Come From: Failed Poems

I’m a short-story writer by temperament and inclination. By temperament, I mean what grabs my imagination is usually the stuff of short stories: a line of dialogue, a chance meeting, a curious detail – small moments after which things are … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Frank O’Hara!

March 27th is the birthday of a favorite poet of mine, Frank O’Hara. Little known today, perhaps because he was killed in a car accident in 1966 at the age of forty, O’Hara was a leading figure in the New … Continue reading

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