Poethood/Fatherhood: Adam Hughes

Poethood/Fatherhood: Adam Hughes

Ten years ago today (as I write these words) my daughter entered the world. She was my first child, and she remains my only one. From the very beginning my mode for wrestling with my hopes, fears, and struggles with fatherhood were best expressed in poetry. Parenthood...
Poethood/Fatherhood: Gary Metras

Poethood/Fatherhood: Gary Metras

POETRY NEEDS MOONLIGHT        From the youngest age my son was a climber. Out of his crib and smacking onto the hardwood floor, which caused us to install carpeting in his room. The backyard playset, where he made it to the very top and...
Poethood/Fatherhood: David Kirby

Poethood/Fatherhood: David Kirby

My two sons aren’t in my poems so much as they are behind them. Sure, I’ve written about them, but I was always nervous about seeming to say, look what a good dad I am. Mostly, my boys worked their way into the poems the way anybody else does, through some little...
Fleeting

Fleeting

My essay on life, love, letters, and Donald Hall has just appeared in POETS & WRITERS. https://www.pw.org/content/fleeting_in_memory_of_donald_hall