Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Some Thoughts on Grief, Sentimentality and "Faith."

A couple years ago, The North American Review published one of my poems, "Faith." Today they were kind enough to publish an essay/article/blog thing I wrote about the poem. It's up on their blog. Check out out.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lament for the Dead

My Lament for the Dead poem, "from The Gospel of Bullets," is now up at the LftD website.

It is in response to the death of Robert Dean Shull, Jr, 24 years old, who was killed in Odessa, TX during a shootout with police on Tuesday.

From the LftD project organizer:

"Lament for the Dead is an online community poetry project which will mark the death of every person killed by police this summer, and every police officer who loses his or her life in the line of duty, with a poem.

The first lie that hate tells us is that any other person is not as human as we are.

This project resists that lie by recognizing each other’s humanity, even in the most difficult places."