Poethood/Fatherhood: F. Douglas Brown

Poethood/Fatherhood: F. Douglas Brown

This poem initially started out to be the first poem for Simone, my youngest, but when the deeper poem started in on me, I realized it was about both daughters. My middle child, Olivia is preparing to explore what college she wants to attend. Like most parents, I am a...
Poethood/Fatherhood: Gary Fincke

Poethood/Fatherhood: Gary Fincke

Handing the Self Back I’ve been writing for over forty years now, a span that makes it possible to reread some old poems from the reality side of a once imagined future. Written in 1981, this early  poem printed here is an example. There’s more than nostalgia for...
Poethood/Fatherhood: Gibson Fay-Leblanc

Poethood/Fatherhood: Gibson Fay-Leblanc

Altered I finished my graduate coursework in creative writing in the spring of 2005; my eldest son was born that summer; I handed in my thesis, a collection of poems, that fall, while staying at home with the baby and teaching one university class. This is to say that...
Poethood/Fatherhood: Matt W Miller

Poethood/Fatherhood: Matt W Miller

POESIS These helpless crying laughing smiling terrified falling toppling reaching drooling chewing things these creatures these babies these children of you and not you and they need you and look for you and seek for you count on you and all the seconds of your day...
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...