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The Sad Cup of Coffee: a note on personification

I’ve had cold coffee and hot coffee, good coffee and lousy coffee, but I’ve never had a sad cup of coffee. —Robert Rauschenberg the spirit of truth must guide us in some sort, even in our enjoyment of fallacy. —John … Continue reading

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On Not Bringing His Christmas Stocking Out of Storage

(an analogue to John Ashbery’s On His Reluctance to Take Down the Christmas Ornaments and a response to Matthew Buckley Smith’s charge that the poem doesn’t make any sense) Can you feel a sense of it A package unopened An … Continue reading

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A Place Called Gooseberry Inn

The gracious and cool Kyle Harvey of Fruita Pulp has provided an exhibition space for four of my poems: Chagall Sketches, Gooseberry Inn, Working in the Gap, and Beckett in Roussillon. All four are very personal in very different ways. … Continue reading

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