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Dream On

Some people go their whole lives
without ever writing a single poem.
Extraordinary people who don’t hesitate
to cut somebody’s heart or skull open.
They go to baseball games with the greatest of ease… 406 more words


Rich Boucher | Interview

Kenneth P. Gurney. I first met Rich Boucher in 2000 at the Washington D.C. slam hosted by Nicki Miller at either Teaism or Cafe Myth.   2,743 more words

'The Cowboy' by James Tate

‘The Cowboy’

by James Tate

“Someone had spread an elaborate rumor about me, that I was
in possession of an extraterrestrial being, and I thought I knew who… 163 more words


Scaffolding Poem : thoughts on procrastination

Thoughts on the poem “Consolations after an affair” by James Tate

My impulses whisper to each other: they plan something

for the week, no doubt devious plots to distract me. 240 more words


The Whole World's Sadly Talking To Itself

The Whole World’s Sadly
Talking To Itself
–W. B. Yeats
By James Tate

“Hands full of sand,
I say: take this,
this is what I have saved; 107 more words


Shroud of the Gnome

Shroud Of The Gnome
James Tate

And what amazes me is that none of our modern inventions
surprise or interest him, even a little. I tell him… 239 more words