Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Morning Memo

Rhinestone cowboy
Rhombus Rhodes
morning rhapsody

What is a sherku

This was inspired by the MondayMorningMemo by RH Williams on 2/22/10

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Poem on the Range

An email from the Academy of American Poets reveals:

Take some poetic license and hit the road in 2010. During National Poetry Month, also known as April, the Academy of American Poets will launch a collaborative multimedia-mapping project—Poem on the Range.
The Academy is calling on bookworms, road-trippers, and literary wayfarers to help picture poetry in place by submitting footage of poetic landmarks, cities, dwellings, streets, roadside ephemera, and other places immortalized by iconic poems.
Share footage from a poetic pilgrimage, or go the extra mile by capturing the experience on video while you read the poem on location. Tag submissions with a short note on what the poem, place, or poet means to you, and upload geotagged content to the Academy's Poem on the Range group page on Flickr or the Academy's Facebook Page, add it to the "Poem on the Range" Google Map, or email your videos or photos to

Entries received by April 21, 2010, will be considered for a special National Poetry Month feature on, and top entries will be thanked with enough poetry goods to keep you well-versed for all those miles to go.
Need poems to roam by? Get started with a selection of poems about place by visiting
Rules of the Road (a.k.a. Guidelines):
1. Submit your videos or pictures (with a brief description) to Flickr, Facebook, Google Maps, or via email to by April 21, 2010.
2. Tag all content with the poet's name, poem title, and location (please do not submit content featuring your own poetry).

Monday, February 08, 2010

sherku: super bowl ads

super bowl ads
come from a real
teenage wasteland
as old guys sing
who are you

What is a sherku?

originally posted to Twitter and tagged with   #140poets #twitpoem

Friday, February 05, 2010

dirty secret

Dirty secret
Of social media
Is how laborious
It all is

What is a sherku

This is a "found poem" in that it came from a line that @julespieri spoke during a panel discussion during the LaunchCamp on Thursday 2/4/10. 

This was tweeted and tagged as #140poets #launchcamp #twitpoem

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010

Happy birthday, Galway

Galway Kinnell's birthday is today.

Click through to the Poetry Foundation to read and hear some of his works.

morning light

I give thanks
morning light
joy amongst friends
continuing to learn

What is a sherku

This was prompted by the news that the Joyful Jubilant Learning blog is ending