Joe Somoza saw that I was publishing Glen Sorestad a couple of weeks ago and consequently sent me a few poems to enrich my geezer collection.(No offense as I too am a geezer.) I haven't met Joe, that I recall, though we may have published him in the Rag. I seem to have heard his name in our eclectic…Continue
The poet Jill Oglesby is not only a dog and a cat person, but when she reads her poems she's known to break into song, in Gaelic!
Jill’s selection of poems led me to a state of awareness that I new I’d been seeking but couldn’t quite…Continue
Michael C Ford hails from Hollywood, or thereabouts. He’s Southern California and movie star poetic. I think Richard Vargas brought him out to ‘Burque, and Michael took to the scene here, complimenting The Rag and other local endeavors making us feel discovered! Praised! He came to my house for an…Continue
I've been hearing Tina Carlson's name in the poetry community. Granted, it can take me a long time to pick up on the au currant. She read a moving piece at the NHCC on International Women's Day, and my friend Georgia praises her work. So lo and behold, Tina sent me some…Continue
Glen is a Canadian poet who was a welcome surprise in my inbox last week. He says he's been on the blog a couple of times, edited by different ditchriders. Glen's poem "A Straightener of Nails," is a moving tribute to his father, reminiscent of the prose piece by Scott Russel Sanders' "An Inheritance of…Continue