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January 22nd, Gloucester Writers Center

What Gabrielle and I closed with at the Writers Center last week. Note on the Poem “Tide Rocks” I wanted to tell you about certain things important to me, a group of images close in space and time, encompassing so … Continue reading

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January 22nd, Gloucester Writers Center

I want to say something briefly about my poems, Gabrielle’s drawings, and why we are putting them together tonight. There are the fragile, doomed arrangements of everything, despite intuitions of another, everlasting world that touches this one, that enfolds us … Continue reading

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Persistent Images

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Gabrielle Barzaghi

This past winter, Cape Ann Museum exhibited a show of Gabrielle Barzaghi’s drawings. Her work is all visionary landscapes and nightmare fantasy situations, and I was immediately taken with it. Gabrielle will soon be showing a huge new work at Trident Gallery in Gloucester. The … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

I was tagged in “The Next Big Thing,” a self-interview chain for writers with books coming out. Thanks, Mark Lamoureux, for tagging me. (Mark is one of my favorite poets, and two new books of his are about to come out or … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

Here’s a poem for the day from my book The Man in Green, published back in 1996 by Lee Chapman’s First Intensity Press. The Pumpkins at Panther Lake Another ambivalent landscape, October a boy hangs a dummy from a flagpole into dark … Continue reading

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The Publick Universal Friend, Mary Tammer: sources of The Mornith War

  Across the entire breadth of New York State, undeviating, a hilly strip scarcely twenty-five miles wide invites the world’s wonder. It is a broad psychic highway, a thoroughfare of the occult whose great stations number the mystic seven. For … Continue reading

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Mourning doves, Lorine Niedecker: sources of The Mornith War

The Mornith War is full of things that got my attention at the time I was writing. Events in my neighborhood, my world … books I was reading … my nightly dreams and nightmares … whatever parts of my experience … Continue reading

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More on war

Trouble discussed briefly in a recent post on the The Mornith War has me thinking about an unfinished poem of mine from around 2004. I looked at it again this morning for the first time in years, wondered why I never thought of it while writing Mornith, and … Continue reading

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