Po-Po-Poetry: James A. LaFond-Lewis (National Poetry Month) 2

My Celebration of National Poetry Month * – Po-Po-Poetry continues with this post featuring James LaFond-Lewis (Jim to me). I met the fine poet James LaFond-Lewis when he was a restaurateur in Boston.  He owned Mississippi’s in Kenmore Square, then in Brigham Circle and finally near Roxbury Crossing T-stop.  It […]


Po-Po-Poetry – Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine 3

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine won the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award, the NAACP Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry.  It was my great pleasure to see Claudia Rankine recently at Emerson College in Boston.  She spoke On Whiteness – […]


Po-Po-Poetry Month – Antonia George

I am way behind on posting another poem.  My computer went down and I’ve been pretty busy.  Now that these excuses are out-of-the-way, here’s another poem in celebration of National Poetry Month*  from a young poet. Antonia George.  I got a broadside of her poetry, After 21, a year or […]


Po-po-poetry – National Poetry Month 3

Each April, I post poems in honor of National Poetry Month.” This year, I decided to go into my archives and publish one of my own poems as the first offering.  Thank you for indulging me. You Just Stopped – Candelaria Silva – copyright 2007 My phone has never stopped […]


Sometimes weird is just weird 6

When I was young, I was attracted to people who looked interesting and weird to me.  There’s a time in your life when you chafe at what you’ve always seen and been around.  You want to fit in with the cool kids, the interesting people, the early adopters of – […]


Let’s not give it up for…any more 8

I’ve attended a number of meetings, where a youngish but not youngster guy has served as a Master of Ceremonies and proceeded to introduce each and every person on the program by saying – “Let’s give it up for…”  No variation.  Every single person he introduced on the program, at […]