Recommended stories

Any poem is possible

125125 views1313 comments1111 favs

I wrangle word juice from the Oxford American, sighing at photographs of blues musicians with solemn lakes for eyes.

Gravity as Destiny

8585 views1313 comments88 favs

Falling// is something that comes quite naturally/ to puffed up things. Like the soufflé

First Kiss

8484 views1111 comments77 favs

The feel of the lifeguard's tongue surprised me. It was like wet leather, not smooth, and it had an unexpected stiffness to it. When Susan and I practiced we kept our tongues to ourselves. I wasn't sure if this was because to French…

Summer, finito

4444 views1010 comments77 favs

one season slips into another

spate

6969 views77 comments55 favs

.

The Conversation

5656 views55 comments55 favs

It was always your body that told so much -- lips working some secret out

Death's Honesty (5)

5555 views55 comments55 favs

“Man...I...I loved them!”

Weeds

6767 views88 comments44 favs

on cd I make john hiatt does not smash perfectly good guitar

The hills above St Florent

127127 views44 comments33 favs

Eighty years since we last leaned to the Right, we have already dug trenches in our head, built walls between skins and gods.

Charlie Rose Interview With Jeff Spicoli, October 3, 2001

6363 views44 comments33 favs

.

Hollywood

6666 views33 comments33 favs

I heard that Hollywood is remaking “Thelma and Louise” with Christina Ricci and that dark haired girl who worked on a show that plays on the television. I heard it either from the internet or from a dream. I thought about looking it up, but I don't…

Bookstore Reading, Telegraph Ave, Berkeley

3939 views22 comments22 favs

There’s someone in the audience who is immolating himself Cutting his own leg over and over with a pen knife And groaning: “Oh God, oh God” And all I can think from up at the podium is This guy must absolutely hate these poems I am reading

spot-lit

3434 views22 comments22 favs

our changeless moons slice through eaten skies/faces turn from sun to cloud to eclipse/apogees and perigees in turn/pulling the tides of our blood all through us,/friend, villain, witness, calendric clock:

Rwanda Suite: Basketball

6464 views11 comment11 fav

You make a wedding gift personal, see, otherwise you go on the register. I was new to weddings, so I'd looked it up, and even NPR said don't go on the register.