THE PEOPLE THAT YOU MEET SERIES:This is “Squish;” He’s Your Reader

THE PEOPLE THAT YOU MEET SERIES:This is “Squish;” He’s Your Reader

This is Squish. He is seven years old I met this young man at The Palace in Louisville where we both ended up in “the pit” to …

 

“No Book Left Behind” or Responding to Book-Related Emergencies

“No Book Left Behind” or Responding to Book-Related Emergencies

  The other day, our family enjoyed a nice lunch at The Village Anchor. It’s a lovely little place where one can enjoy covered, outside dining. …

 

“How to Set a Broken Wing” Poetry Month 1/30

“How to Set a Broken Wing” Poetry Month 1/30

  “How to Set a Broken Wing” While the four of us sat in our separate schools made of stone and bits of brick, she took her broken arm act to …

 

THE ALEX CROW POEMS 4: “Love and the Melting Man”

THE ALEX CROW POEMS 4: “Love and the Melting Man”

    It’s a problem with tuning when all you have is an old push-button radio; you’re always just between stations, pudgy fingers poking the tabs hoping to land in …

 

THE ALEX CROW POEMS 3: “We Can Move the World”

THE ALEX CROW POEMS 3: “We Can Move the World”

  “We Can Move the World” We are deft carriers of couches, our hands gripping one end of a sofa, grunting, there is no one on the other side.   We …

 

THE ALEX CROW POEMS 2: “Tapping Our Temples”

THE ALEX CROW POEMS 2: “Tapping Our Temples”

When we are very, very, very small, they put our hands into soft mitts to keep them from going into our mouth and into our eyes. We bat …

 

THE ALEX CROW POEMS: “Three Clicks Right”

THE ALEX CROW POEMS: “Three Clicks Right”

  Three clicks right. Three feels right.   A butcher. A baker. A candlestick maker.   They’ve always come in threes.   Men in tubs. Stooges on the television.   Bullies who went for our guts and bent us …

 

“What We Found While Following the Floe”

“What We Found While Following the Floe”

  This week’s poems are inspired by a story of a teenage boy who survives the ruining of his village by hiding in a refrigerator for …

 

“How to Know if Your .89 is Real”: Synthesis 8 and 9.

“How to Know if Your .89 is Real”: Synthesis 8 and 9.

  Today’s poem actually synthesizes the first seven poems in the “How to Know if Your .89 is Real.” I gave myself a challenge this morning …

 

“How to Know If Your .89 is Real”: 7. . .

“How to Know If Your .89 is Real”: 7. . .

  Two hands in the air reaching. We stop and we stretch. It looks like praise for the completion. It looks like celebration.   We are surrendering.   How we count after we’ve buckled our shoes, closed the …