A Year In Verse Birthday Sale

A Year in Verse coverTomorrow, February 24, is my birthday. While I plan to post a poem, it is not (as it has been in some years) written or chosen specifically for this occasion, even though this is a “round-number birthday.” On the other hand, I am marking the occasion by offering the Kindle format of A Year in Verse, my (first and so far only) collection of my poetry, at a discount this weekend. Continue reading


What I mean by “real titles”

Sometimes, when I post a new poem, when I ask for suggestions, I’ll say parenthetically, “Perhaps of a real title for this poem?” This has elicited a few comments that the “title” I’d used—the first line—was fine, to which my response was essentially, “Yes and no.” Today I’d like to explain this in more detail. Continue reading