Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Short Order Poems Served Up All Month During National Poetry Month

In 1996, some clever poet wizards got together in a secluded mountain enclave somewhere and decided to create a month-long holiday to celebrate poetry and force school kids the world over to have to write 5-paragraph essays on poems, etc. In 2014, some poets in Oklahoma decided that they would bring poetry to the people with typewriters. They then decided, hey, since it’s National Po Month, let’s post all the poems we wrote at our inaugural event, one a day, to our bloggy blog. And that’s what they did. And it was good. And poetry flourished throughout the land. The end. Or was it the beginning?

Check it out.


Thursday, March 20, 2014


Come to H&8th Night Market on March 28th in Downtown OKC (http://h8thokc.com/) to see my friend and fellow Short Order poet Timothy Bradford and I type poems on the spot for the poem-hungry masses.

People have been busking poems for years I guess, and there was that awesome scene in Before Sunrise..."I'll carry you, you carry me, that's how it could be"...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rjYR6qSO_A), but the immediate inspiration came from Kathy Rooney's Poems While You Wait in Chicago, which has been dropping dope poems in public since 2011 (http://poemswhileyouwait.tumblr.com/).

Here's about Tumblr for it: http:shortorderpoems.tumblr.com.

Ribbit Ribbit

New poems up at Toad Le Journal. Many thanks to the magnificent Lisa Summe for these.


These poems are from the "Doctor" section of my full-length CITY OF TOMORROW, which is an extension and extenuation of the chapbook of the same title that Greying Ghost put out in late 2013.