Once I Had Wings

What do you get when you combine poetry, performance, and a plethora of available imagery? A mixed-mixed media approach to sharing some of my “outside the blog” work! The piece below was inspired by my young writing workshop students, written as an example for my teen workshop students, and compiled and recorded by me. Enjoy!…

The New Colossus: Post Trump

Now stands the brazen giant of tee-vee fame Whose hate filled breath has poisoned our land Here at our walled and barricaded borders shall stand A mighty ego with hair as flame While the gilt and gilded letters of his name Trump. From his stumpy-fingered hand A raised finger of insult; his wild eyes command…

There Once Was a Man From New York…

There once was a man from New York Whose antics of hate seemed to work He foamed and he spit A load of bullshit We need to find a REALLY YUUGE cork There once was a pasty white Hoosier Who fancied himself a bit of a bruiser It was quite plain to see By his…

Pens and Swords

As proven once again this week, the sharp crack of gunfire and the rattling of sabers is no match for the sound of pencils and pens scratching ideas and ideals across parchment. Whether your power comes from word or picture, essay or cartoon, as the symbol of this week’s tributes of solidarity have shown, the pen remains,…