Events, Poems

Poems at the Tastin’

poemswithlukeTonight, May 3, I will be writing poems-in-a-minute during the Taste of Claremore event downtown. I will set up shop in the outdoor foyer area at the Cranberry Merchant. For one dollar, you can give me three words, and I will write you a personalized poem in one minute. That’s a bargain, no matter how you look at it. Continue reading “Poems at the Tastin’”

Events, Musings, Poems

Poeta Mundanus

Boys reading their poetic fortunes at the Red Fern Festival
Boys reading their poetic fortunes at the Red Fern Festival

The academic world of poetry has never interested me as much as the mundane world of poetry. Some people might balk at putting “poetry” and “mundane” in the same sentence, but let’s look at the origin of a word that in the popular imagination means a bunch of negative things: common, ordinary, banal, unimaginative. Continue reading “Poeta Mundanus”