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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

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...

Creative Cooking With Kids: Panko

Texture. Almost all parents know how crucial it is to their kids’ food; it can mean the difference between a plate deftly cleaned versus the twins eliciting your dog’s superpower as tongue-dripping Roomba. Maybe your kids already feed the pet on the regular. In that...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Black River Chapbook Award!!!

Holy cow, my collection of short stories, 25 TRUMBULLS ROAD, won the 2018 Black River National Chapbook Competition, sponsored by Black Lawrence Press. It’s a short collection of really creepy stories meant to get under your skin. According to Richard Thomas, author...

New Poem in CANARY

I have a new poem in the Spring Equinox edition of CANARY-A LITERAY JOURNAL OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS. Check it out!http://canarylitmag.org/contents.php#784