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...
Poethood/Fatherhood: Jim Daniels

Poethood/Fatherhood: Jim Daniels

Being a poet and a dad has been a challenging but wonderful experience for me. Just this week, I was going through an old folder of poem drafts from when my children Ramsey and Rosalie were young (they’re 23 and 25 now) and being reminded of things they said...
Creative Cooking with Kids: BASIL

Creative Cooking with Kids: BASIL

Believe it or not, most of the “picky eating habits” we see our kids exhibit is learned behavior; your children aren’t naturally repelled by the rows of Hubbard squash down at the farmers’ markets. So where exactly did little Jimmy learn to be terrified by all things...
Re: Vision: BALANCE

Re: Vision: BALANCE

Do you cheat? Be honest: when you’re here, are you thinking about there? When you tell your beloved you’re all-in, do you longingly glance back over your shoulder? Shouldn’t one be enough to satisfy? Emphatically, I say no. And before we get too deep, for those hoping...