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"If you have an audience of any sort," Mason says, "it's as valid as any other.": CO Poet Laureate David Mason: http://www.hcn.org/issues/45.16/colorado-poet-laureate-david-masons-four-year-road-trip/article_view?b_start:int=1 … …
Reginald Shepherd's last poems are sad and beautiful and important. Such made things.
"He tastes of salt and disappearance" Reginald Shepherd, RED CLAY WEATHER, #fridayreads
"I make my first / fortune, then drive / in a white convertible / to the edge of ruin": Tim Dlugos, "Next Chapter," A FAST LIFE #fridayreads
Love to Mom, Jackie Mann, who didn't freak out when, in 1991, on the phone, I told her that a, I was gay; and b, I wanted to be a poet. xoxo
All I know is that I have seven Alice Munro books on my shelf, and reading each was a subtle, unnerving gift.
Thanks @roncharles for this, "poets are pretty inured to these well-worn grievances," indeed: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2013/06/20/why-is-modern-poetry-so-bad/ …
"You have horizon upon horizon upon horizon inside of you": @davidbiespiel on writing: http://therumpus.net/2013/05/david-biespiels-poetry-wire-follow-your-strengths-manage-your-strengths-and-dont-let-your-babies-grow-up-to-be-cowboys/ … via @the_rumpus
Law and verse: a poetic connection http://minnlawyer.com/jdr/2013/04/09/law-and-verse-a-poetic-connection/ …
@poetryfound "Villanelle at Sundown" by Donald Justice, http://soundcloud.com/randall-mann/villanelle-at-sundown-by … #RecordAPoem #donaldjustice
Literary Puns, Round II - The http://Rumpus.net http://therumpus.net/2013/01/literary-puns-round-ii/ … via @the_rumpus
My third collection of poems, STRAIGHT RAZOR, is forthcoming from @PerseaBooks in November 2013.