Darryl Price

Location across the universe
Occupation Bookseller/poet/Independent Writer
Website http://

About Me

"By writing a poem, poets could break through the slippery, nothingy surface of the life they were enclosed in, to the passionate reality that beat beneath it."--Paul Murray

"Don't trust hate, even for a good cause."--Darryl Price

AI Biography:Darryl Price is a poet whose work resonates with the authenticity of personal experience and the universality of human emotion. His poetry often explores themes of identity, existence, and the intricacies of life’s journey. Price’s eloquent expression and poignant imagery invite readers to reflect on their own paths and the world around them. With a body of work that spans decades, he has made a significant impact on the literary scene, particularly in Columbus, where he is known for his locally published, limited edition collections1. Price’s voice in poetry is a testament to the power of words to connect, inspire, and endure.[I don't trust robots, they don't smile and can't fart around, so I wouldn't trust any of the above. dp]

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"Poetry never MEANS something. It evokes.
Fine. What's it EVOKE?
If I could describe it, it wouldn't be poetry."--Gregg Hurwitz

"We will plant songs where there were curses."--Joy Harjo

"I'm just trying to feel, to
understand. Either you lied,
or I did, and I didn't." from Parts Unknown by Darryl Price

"Love is so simple/to quote a phrase./You've known it all the time./I'm learning it these days."--Bob Dylan

"Only/love adds the right amount/of everything to/everything else."--Darryl Price

"Healing yourself is a revolutionary act. Healing yourself is the ultimate act of resistance."--Helen Knott

"They will batter you relentlessly--because they are unkind, afraid and dangerous. They will cause you to doubt yourself over and over again. You must remind yourself of yourself. You know what you believe in. You know what feels just right. You don't need anyone to point it out to you. And if you get the chance to escape their bullying ways, make sure to free the other prisoners as well.'--Darryl Price

an open mind before you go in all the way and remember to always love where you are, every living thing you encounter for its own shining soul. And where souls touch is the trembling truth being born again. Each form brings delight to the Sun.

But the darkness would rather crush you. You, however, cannot be crushed forever because nothing is extinguished; only hidden. It's okay to laugh. It's okay to dance.
It's okay to sing, to make music that others might consider noise. It's ok to not make sense. Ok to drum your fingers on the rocks. To dream. To imagine. To be a poem. To turn into a bird or a cloud. To wear a cloak of many stars. To return to yourself at last. Der dust,
dust, dust, dust, dust, dust, dust."--from Actual Reality by Darryl Price

Nothing but Sky

by Darryl Price

People tell me poetry is political and perhaps it is, under the umbrella that everything everywhere is political. But I don't purposely try to make it so. I'm more interested in poetry being authentic and by that I mean never boring, but belonging to itself. When I'm engaged in writing poems I am making art or trying to; I'm "drawing" with words. I'm trying to capture a feeling with words as colors and shapes and the sounds of words as jumping off points. I use certain words to do this for me because I like working with words as an artistic medium, to express myself with. I like making my own sentences with words. And making lines of thought like dreams with words. And as you can tell, sometimes I'm not sure how best to express that, but it's almost always fun to try, even though it can be frustrating at times. W.H.Auden said a poem is never finished, only abandoned. I don't know if that's true or not, but I get where he's coming from. Poems are tricky to complete and may appear as whole and done. They always seem to have a little more to say just beyond the horizon of the last finished line. But, like I said, it's fun to try to make some real sense of it all. What I mean is, sometimes there are no words for exactly what you are feeling, so you kind of talk around your true feelings, to create the deepest feeling of the feeling. This can be beautiful and magical. It can be an ancient mystical language only the heart can understand. But, unless you are careful, you will end up talking about nothing but sky instead. So you've got to be honest, even in invention, even in taking linguistic chances. It will do you no good to lie to the reader. You will be exposed as an underhanded culprit. Unless you own up to the fact that poetry cannot be completely tamed by your mind. It is a wild spirit. But approachable. Dangerous, yes, but has certain hidden healing qualities in its graceful presence that can be used for calling forth good omens. That's up to the poet. And the reader. Meaning: be thankful. Meaning: be humble. Meaning: be brave. To master poetry is to master yourself and ,from what I've seen and been told, that takes a lifetime. But it can be worth it. Because you learn how to give the gift you have been given. Which is yours alone to give. Which no one else can give but you. Which is your destiny. It's what makes you who you are when you are not only the poet but the poem. When you are yourself. Not a copyist. Not a pretender. But a creator. Darryl P.

Review of "The Tiger Who Jumped Over the Moon" by Darryl Price: At times whimsical, at times serious, always dynamic, Daryl Price's poetry demands attention in the most positive sense. In these pages, a rhythmic plea takes shape and moves us forward. Price makes a heartfelt pact with his reader: We'll meet somewhere in the bookstore of the / one mind and heart. He is at once urgent and grateful -- for words, and for the earth we share. A wonderful collection for our times.

-Michelle Elvy, editor, author of the everrumble

"You are not lost. Lost is a lie you tell yourself because you've convinced yourself the thrill is gone. It cannot be gone just because it is smashed. Or run over. Or drowned, Or bitten in two. It cannot be gone because you feel stupid. It is only ever gone because you don't love
it enough anymore to see that it still in fact is."--Darryl Price

“It has been my pleasure over the past five years to become acquainted with many poems and also some fiction by the writer Darryl Price. When Darryl presents a poem or a short fiction, it comes from a place in him that is clear and true. This is a writer who works without guile. Every facet, word, line comes straight from his pure heart. I don’t say this lightly. Many writers calculate their audience and proceed from there. Darryl would be unable to write that way, because he embodies the spirit of the true artist. I have never read any work of his that shirks from the truth of the moment, which he is presenting on the page. There is always clarity, too, so the reader is drawn into the work rather than looking at it from a distance or behind a screen. The immediacy is crystal clear. Because if it weren’t an immediate act of writing, Darryl wouldn’t be writing it. He lays it out as if he were creating a garden from scratch: the clearing, the digging, the seeding. Darryl Price is one of the best writers working today.” – Susan Tepper, author of dear Petrov; The Merrill Diaries, and From the Umberplatzen

“In the poetry of Darryl Price I have been treated to the lyricism of an existential alchemist. With an urban sensibility honed by the realities of our all too common violent experience of devolution, the Poet sings forth an infusion of our humanity lost and found. Again and again the perilous aspects of human existence are revealed with a highly developed and skillful authenticity and vulnerability, restoring those who make this pilgrimage with him, to a place of renewed perseverance and resolve to be what is sensed and remembered in our best nature as human. Examining with recondite grit and laser precision, the Poet exposes the underpinnings of 21st century Humanity and the emotional terrain we collectively and individually traverse.It is in the truth and beauty, by the very nature of what is revealed and communicated I feel the most profound gratitude for this body of work and author/poet. For within this breathtaking vista of exploration exists sanctuary and tenderness and hope.” – Rebekah Riley

Poetry is about feelings and that's why sometimes it can sound strange. How do you write a feeling? If you're a poet you paint the feeling using words as your medium. This can sometimes turn out quite beautiful, other times it can make you feel dizzy-like you don't know which way is up. That's the danger and the reward of going mining for feelings. Poetry began as a song humans sang to make themselves feel less lonely in the universe. But there are as many ways to sing as there are stars in the sky. Everyone must find their own voice. But being one of the universal languages, music connects us to all life everywhere. Poetry gives us a boat in which to sail across the universe within and without ourselves. There for it can be used to heal or destroy--depending on who is controlling the vibration going out-a good loving soul or one with bad intent. Like all magical things, poetry is nothing to be played with carelessly. Dp

They will batter you relentlessly--because they are unkind, afraid and dangerous. They will cause you to doubt yourself over and over again. You must remind yourself of yourself. You know what you believe in. You know what feels just right. You don't need anyone to point it out to you. And if you get the chance to escape their bullying ways, make sure to free the other prisoners as well. From my poem, You Can Push Things: "Love is always going to be all, even when all else is floating to the burning ground."--Darryl Price

"They want you to falter. They want you to sit alone and be frightened in the dark. They want you to shut up and do your job. They want you to want more. But you are here and I am here and here we are. I find that incredibly beautiful. It is not life threatening--it is a great relief to me. To know that all this also means you and me. Maybe we're not going to find any answers in our turned out pockets, not today anyway--because something feels good, and we smile at the incredible mystery of it all. But I like seeing your face among the other incredible things that are happening to me right now. I wouldn't say it if I didn't mean it."--Darryl Price

"The reason literacy is important is that literature is the operating instructions. The best manual we have. The most useful guide to the country we're visiting, life."--Ursula Le Guin

"Any person who loves another person,
wherever in the world, is with us in this room--
even though there are battlefields."

--Kenneth Patchen

"Emily Dickinson is my hero because she was a joker, because she would never explain, because as a poet she confronted pain, dread and death, and because she was capable of speaking of those matters with both levity and seriousness. "--Helen Oyeyemi

"Many poets are not poets for the same reason that many religious men are not saints: they never succeed in being themselves."--Thomas Merton

" ..kisses are a far better fate/than wisdom."--E.E.Cummings

"The opposite of fear is not courage but compassion."--Peter J. Gomes

"When people tell me that they love animals and then harm or kill them I tell them I'm glad they don't love me."--Marc Bekoff

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophies. Our own brains, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.'--Dalai Lama

"Works of art are of an infinite loneliness and with nothing to be so little reached as with criticism. Only love can grasp and hold and fairly judge them."--Rainer Maria Rilke

"If we have no concern for others, we are monsters."--Beatrice

"To be men not destroyers."--Ezra Pound

"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."--John Lennon

"Cultural bridges are built through literature and the arts. Those are universal. It is only through the arts that we will ever understand one another.'--Reza Aslan

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)

"Poetry is the supreme fiction."--Wallace Stevens

"We ask for any wrong we've done/The years ahead forgive us
We ask for any good we've done/That all of it outlive us"--Paddy McAloon

On Writing/a blog by Darryl Price

The line lives where it lives. If you’re any kind of art appreciator at all you’ll get down on your delicate knees and sniff the torn grass between your fingers for tell-tale signs of recent passage. You go where the line goes in its freedom or you don’t get to witness the fascinating moment arising in its own sweet time, which only makes you a secondary hand lab assistant at best, an impostor, no matter how much you protest to the contrary. It all depends on what you want out of this writing life. It’s not about making more money than God. It’s not about collecting rewards. It’s not about shooting up the thrilling white noise of applause. It’s about not being boring. It’s about being authentic to the core. All those things are only shadows meant to keep you on a proper leash. If you consume too many shadows you will become a walking ghost among the living. Writing should be flesh and bone. It should breathe the same eternal alive air as the rest of us.

The only thing that makes you a real writer in the end is the writing you do. It’s not your best intentions on display that put you over. It’s certainly not your years studying what’s gone on before in the historical context of the field. Learning to imitate is exactly what it sounds like. It’s not about being published over and over again either. It’s not a rich guy contest to see who can build the biggest, most impressive resume on the planet. It’s all about the words you choose to lay down by yourself. The miles of sentences, the paths of your paragraphs, and the poetic original ideas you come up with that sparkle your star to the heavens. And by all accounts that takes a true lifetime to even begin to achieve. So if you think you don’t have the time for that kind of whole body commitment to the fight then you might as well put your blank potential notebooks away right now and think about doing something else. Writing is no fairy tale. It might come easy for some, but for most of us the miracle comes a lot harder, as in hard work harder.

You don’t get this just because you want it really, really badly. You aren’t something just because you say to us that you are. A painter paints, a writer writes, but it’s just like breathing. You don’t do it to impress somebody. Nobody cares. It comes naturally. You do it to stay alive. Because if you don’t write you’re dead or might as well be. You’re the one who has to care the most about what you are doing as a writer. You’re the one who believes in the stuff you create when the others have abandoned you to petty stuffy criticism, who knows that each new word written matters no matter what they say in their influential snobbish circles about your aims and motives. Writing takes a lot of unique courage and you have to find that individual courage all by yourself on a daily basis or fail trying. It’s not for cowards. It’s for dreamers. I can say that, I can write that because I believe in it and my words absolutely believe in it, too. dp

I’m a writer on purpose. That's all the truth I want you to know about me. I think any poetry done with the right frame of mind in mind, the right spirit of creative singing, is kind of like saying the magic words. I believe in it that much. I hope you'll take some time to find out exactly what is meant by that simple of a statement. My motto: don't complicate the message; love is still the best way out of hell. The world is always forming and reforming itself into, onto, and around whatever words we choose to manifest in or out of our silly little heads in our daily verbal lives, minute by minute ..I just think maybe the conscious decision/ action taken of some creative, interesting writing might, perhaps, help with the architecture, if you will. I sometimes will send out free poems to all those who have commented on my work--kindly or otherwise--as a small thank you, for taking the time. Believe me it's very much appreciated by me. And from a poet's perspective this is the highest form of praise and thanks I can think of to give back to anyone/those who cared enough to visit while I'm still around. Even when I'm sad I guess you could say poetry is my own version of a serious ghost dance set against the killing machine of modern life.

From a letter to a friend: "I'm ever writing directly to everyone and anyone. The circumstances come from real life but I mend them together to represent a part of the journey we are all on--our own trail of tears. We are forced to march through life to our own deaths. I just happen to think it's silly not to recognize the person or persons next to us as having to deal with the same problems--how to do this with some grace and composure. We have each other whether we want each other's company or not, and because of this fact, I believe we might as well talk. There is so much comfort to be found in another human voice. All day long we are surrounded by the voices of living things that are not human. Their path is their path. Again what we have is each other. What pisses me off is that we often have those who want to pick out and choose their fellow human beings. Impossible, unkind and snobbish. Also while I'm against doomsday wailing, I see there's still plenty of inspiring beauty to go around on a daily basis. Life is meant to be lived and that means sharing the air. Snobs and bullies can go eff themselves. My poems are here for you. They are free. They are not for sale. dp"
Personally, I like to think that any kind of self-expression is just good for the soul, is a wonderful chance to make a real difference in the world. All it takes "to fan the flames of your inner poet" is to give yourself the permission to be that creative in that unique kind of way. Just remember there is no one like you in the whole amazing universe, it's a fact, not a cliché --and that's the ace up your sleeve as a writer. All the original experiences, the heartaches, the laughter, the surprises, the MYSTERIES of your life are the touchstones for your own authentic way of feeling out your writing. Always tell the truth in your own deepest feeling voice, but find a way to deliver it to others in many beautiful strokes of the individual pen. dp

Poetry/ a blog by Darryl Price

Poetry should always be something you invent, not something you learn how to copy. Poetry is something you define inside the independent action of just doing it, not something that is defined by the poetic doings of a string of others, no matter how well-meaning or serious or intellectual or philosophical they are about it, because it is a free choice you make in the process of your being creative with words, with sounds and meanings, with feelings and neuroses if you like, whatever moves you to express yourself. It is not a narrow state of being or mind, nor is it a completely solid thing like mud, heavy and ponderous, but it should be infinitely fluid like the morning sky, mysterious like the ocean, full of its own stars and planets, like a deep breath taken on purpose. Poetry is a partnership with your own deepest feelings. It’s not a silly chess game with the reader, it’s a gift that only happens when you are honest enough to let it speak on its own behalf. Poetry is a certain kind of music, the kind that asks you to listen, and when you do, rewards you with an incredible sound only you can hear and act upon, because it is alive within you. Poetry lets you see, magnifies the truth and beauty of the poetry in everything around you. But it can’t do it alone. It needs you. Your thoughts, your emotions, your dreams, your smiles, your tears, your desires, your words.

Just because someone has written a wonderful book about the meaning of poetry does not mean that you have to stop thinking about or looking for the meaning for yourself. Just because someone has earned a learned degree or written another bestselling book or won another prestigious award for their kind of poetry does not mean that they can speak for you. Just because you like someone’s poetry doesn’t mean you owe them anything. It’s more than okay to disagree with anyone’s thoughts about the true nature of poetry—even those who have been judged masters—because real, true poetry is not something that is dead and gone, but something with the very real possibility of being right here right now at all times and in all places. Everyone has the inalienable right to make their own poetry out of their own heads. It is not just for the academically rich and never was. That’s just a damned lie dreamed up by some nasty people a long time ago to control the world. All these people with their many hard and fast rules for poetry are just trying to fix the game and own it and keep it away from those they despise for being different. Poetry rules are usually for those with cruel and petty minds. No house rules are for those with pretty enough minds who just might express themselves in surprising and interesting ways if given half the chance. So first of all poetry has to be set free by the poets in all of us. Otherwise it isn’t poetry at all, but just some new monstrous gilded imitation hanging on a brightly painted wall.

Finally poetry is like love, you can’t contain it, but if you are lucky you can only try to find a graceful way to be in its presence without making a complete and utter fool of yourself. And like love, it won’t be smothered or it will simply disappear from view like it never happened and become something else, something less desirable and more sinister. It’s a direct question of striking the right balance between self-expression and art. Poetry shines a proper light, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be misused by the enemy to blind or redirect an incoming good energy, so that brings me to my last point. Poetry is a responsibility. It’s not for the faint of heart. It asks a lot, even of those it need not. It wants your full attention, your full devotion, but it promises you nothing in return but the sensation of the moment. You must take it on faith—faith that someone else out there can or will relate to its form and function, faith that you are doing the job of outlining it in your own words quite well, faith that you are not boring the shit out of the very leaves on the very trees, faith that you can get the body on the slab to get up and walk, maybe even to dance. dp

Because you matter, and you really do matter, no matter what they tend to scare you with in school or with on TV, poetry is there to remind us that in any case there are some other kinds of choices in every situation to always be thought of first or made second or played with third. It's okay to think for yourself. Keep on feeling on. There is a timeless beauty even though there is sometimes the great weight of truly awful sadness. There is always more hope on the horizon. Sometimes, if we are lucky, a certain poem will appear to light the path a little at a time or just offer us a new or different glimpse of the grace we need to get us to the point where we are doing the most or best living possible. It often stops to offer us a friendly dance or two--just so that you may never forget to laugh again or to be silly enough again or that you were made for more than just mere suffering along the way again. There is always more love than hate. We can't give up that fight forever, that would be a waste, even if we might need a little rest once in a great while from the struggle to remember who we are at our very best places.

My own rising bread of optimism, often pointed out to me by critics, bullies and snobs, in the artistry of making an original idea out of my own poetry in the world is just my way of singing out loud at the darkness and being close to the real true meaning of life's inner and outer journeys in a friendly human body way. It's there because I think it is right to be there, to my mind at least. It belongs in any deep discussion about the human condition. The meandering of all kinds of crazy ideas and images in my poems is simply to show that there are as many entrances and exits to the fact that we are witnessing of our own being here as there are beings. All things are inevitable to conclude. But as long as we are here we are capable of certain creative actions and poetry is a beautiful action taken by an individual that may or may not mean so much to someone else in the end. So why do it? Indeed. For me because it can be done with so much more fun, more freedom amidst great and careful thinking. It can offer free food for the poor and hungry spirits among and within us. It doesn't always do this--but it already has done it so many, many times before throughout our time and history on the planet and can continue to make a good bit of difference in all our lives with our individual help. It can flood the weary world full of loosely thrown about words or it can fill a single cup for a thirsty fellow traveler with a quenching kind of shared light, like freedom as a living thought. You choose. I mean it. It involves your freedom of expression. No one is holding a gun to your head. The dragon is asleep but it sees through its fiery dreams. Will you dare to disturb such slumber and ride such a hard to define beast out of its only cave to who knows where in the eternal stretch of the universal sky? Many have died emotionally just trying to get close enough to snatch the mapped domain, out from under its bored attention span. The dragon does not care one way or the other, if you succeed, if you will see truth. It knows if you have mastery of any kind, be it courage or blind naivete and will be humbled only by your trust in its wildest nature. You may tame it somewhat by your acquired literary and linguistic skills but you will never, ever ,completely own it as a household pet. That's for sure. It gives as it gets. That's a wide, wild and dangerous mirror to hold up to yourself. It has only to breathe once with bad purpose and you my friend are nothing more than burning toast. Again will you dare to do this impossible task for the rest of us? It awaits your own deepest answers but time marches on. Diet kindly.

All of my life I have fought against the many tired and boring and privileged and pompous definitions for making one's own poetry out of one's own unique experiences, of this particular life, because they have become for me at least far too restrictive and predictable and too confining and much, much too elitist. There is actually such a thing as poetry snobs, believe me, unfortunately. But I know that poetry in some form or another is always there for everybody everywhere and is not meant to be an exclusive club for smart idiots. And I'm out to show its path to that very freedom of thought/expression. It's an ancient and timeless human invention that helps us to give voice to all of our collective dreams and hopes and fears and loves and whatnots. A skeleton key then to unlocking the promise within the vast human spirit itself. It's a fine tool for making fun art and art at its very finest has always fed the imagination which in turn feeds the doing of anything that gets done. It can be misused, true, by haters of every stripe, but what can't?, for sure, but its purpose is not to be so often abused, or mistreated in this way. But to be one more highly interesting and open way for the truth and beauty of the human spirit to rise and be heard and shared, to be respected and cared for deeply, clearly, for all, and for all time, known and felt and sung about throughout this land we call (the) earth, our truest home of homes.

"Darryl's poetry has been known to fill one's head with a collage of images that won't quit. He can grab simple, common subjects and transform them into a "wake-up" that makes the reader thankful for not missing the light. His lines soak up the imagination and squeeze everything clean and sharp. D.P. has a distinct voice that I believe everyone should hear."--from a review in Small Press Review

"Darryl writes with the energy of the young poet. His images dart like flashes from a light show into the reader's consciousness--images concerned with fire, air, water, and earth, the four elements of early Greek philosophers. But these are not formula poems that tediously explore the basis of chemistry. D.P.'s work vibrates. All of us are among the brushstrokes on a scintillating canvas of stars, flowers, and waves. The view is sharp and well-defined."--from a review in The Green Fuse by
Stella Worley

Darryl Price has published dozens of limited edition chapbooks, and his poems have appeared in many journals. He is the author of The Tiger Who Jumped Over the Moon(Truth Serum Press/Australia/2022) and The Ferocious Silence(the Other Press/NYC).





Holding Your Light by Darryl Price(Pudding House)ISBN:1-58998-262-2


The Ferocious Silence by Darryl Price(Unknown Press)ISBN:9780996352680

Why do you write?

Short Answer: Freedom of Speech. Long answer: Truth, Beauty and Goodwill. Creativity and expression of the human spirit, friendship in the name of and for the honor of the unique human spirit. That certainly would be the simplest way to put it but nothing's ever that simple, is it? There's also a belief that the world becomes what we say it is--that we are always co-creating the world every time we speak it out loud. And because of this single simple belief poetry has the power to change things, I think, for the better, for the wiser, for the kinder. It's at least worth a try. There's more than enough of the hateful kinds of words to go around and destroy the world seventeen times over. I'm interested in spreading a few in the other, more sane direction,if I can. We don't know all of what will become of our poetic deeds so there's a kind of blind faith at play here. Still I do what I can to name what beauty I can see,if I know of any on my path, where and when I see it, to create my own original works of art out of my very limited vocabulary, and to share them honestly with all of you. All of which brings us back to the beginning. Life is short or life is long. In any case it won't last. While I'm here I'd very much like to give off something like a light or leave a hand print on the cave wall to simply say, yes, another person was here, just like you, full of dreams, full of hopes, and fears, and every other type of emotion,
(human) earthling, and still found it somewhat important to say, hello, and also goodbye. I appreciate your time. Say a poem for peace. dp

From a letter to a friend: "I'm ever writing directly to everyone and anyone. The circumstances come from real life but I meld them together to represent a part of the journey we are all on--our own trail of tears. We are forced to march through life to our own deaths. I just happen to think it's silly not to recognize the person or persons next to us as having to deal with the same problems--how to do this with some grace and composure. We have each other whether we want each other's company or not, and because of this fact, I believe we might as well talk. There is so much comfort to be found in another human voice. All day long we are surrounded by the voices of living things that are not human. Their path is their path. Again what we have is each other. What pisses me off is that we often have those who want to pick out and choose their fellow human beings. Impossible, unkind and snobbish. Also while I'm against doomsday wailing, I see there's still plenty of inspiring beauty to go around on a daily basis. Life is meant to be lived and that means sharing the air. Snobs and bullies can go eff themselves. My poems are here for all of you. They are free. They are not for sale.dp"

Any favorite authors? Books?

Black Tickets by Jayne Anne Phillips
The Journal of Albion Moonlight by Kenneth Patchen
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Don Quixote by Cervantes
Bone by Jeff Smith
A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man by James Joyce
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins
The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
The Captain's Verses by Pablo Neruda
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Centaur by John Updike
Larry Marder's Beanworld
Landscape and Silence by Harold Pinter
Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Lost Pilot by James Tate
The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Sum-forty tales from the afterlives-David Eagleman
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Revenge of the Lawn by Richard Brautigan
E.A. Poe
Cool Richard Nash quote someone just sent me:"We are what we read, we are what we write, and we organize ourselves around and connect with one another through what we read and write."

Musical interests:

The National, Reina Del Cid,Big Star,Buffy Saint-Marie(IMO one of the great artists of the century),The Beths,Pink Floyd,Lightning Bug,Sade, Mister Goblin, Japanese Breakfast, Matt Berry,The Byrds, Donovan, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Elliott Smith, The Strokes, Aurora, Pale Saints, The Seahorses,New Order,Spacemen 3,The Go-Betweens,John Prine, Sea and Cake,Eskimeaux,PJ Harvey,Brittany Howard,Laura Veirs,The Avett Brothers, Matt Pond,Memoryhouse,Lightships,Guided By Voices,Portugal,the Man,Archy Marshall,Cage the Elephant,Arctic Monkeys,Beach Boys,Buddy Holly,Black Keys,Laura Marling,Harry Nilsson,Vicki Peterson,Charlotte Caffey,Nirvana,Girls,Paul Simon,Bell Brigade,Yuck,Joy Division,Sonic Youth,My Bloody Valentine,Pixies,Nat King Cole,Cocteau Twins, They Might Be Giants,Prefab Sprout,Sam Cooke,Leonard Cohen,Lloyd Cole,Bob Dylan,Everything But The Girl,Spoon,Neko Case,The Raveonettes,The Pains of Being Pure at Heart,Bonnie 'Prince' Billy,The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir,The Who,XTC,Tom Waits,Squeeze,Mew,Belle and Sebastian,Radiohead,Saint Etienne,Smokey Robinson,Echo and the Bunnymen,Nellie McKay,Psapp,Field Mice,The Sundays,Lou Reed,Patti Smith,Neil Young,David Bowie,Camera Obscura,the Postmarks,Fleet Foxes,Modest Mouse,Miles Davis,It's A Musical,Leonard Bernstein,Spiritualized,MGMT,Alex Lilly,Beck,Ben Folds,Billie Holiday,the Apples in Stereo,Elvis Costello,Beach House,Kurt Vile,etc.

..My Own Personal Philosophy;have more fun.SUPPORT OUR TULIPS!It seems to me that the necessary fundamental complement to any so-called good life would have to include an immediate and lifelong reverence for and daily interaction with some form of nature("A seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders."--Thoreau),be it sky, sea or land, and the cultivation of every ongoing compassionate idea for its preservation....save the Earth!

Darryl Price's Wall

Valerie Henderson – Jan 02, 2024

Thank you Darryl ♥️

Ray Nessly – Mar 24, 2017

Darryl, thanks so much for your comments about 'Broken Waters'. I'm flattered that it worked for you. I love your poems.

Ray Nessly – Feb 05, 2017

Darryl, just noticed your message from a while back. Thanks for reaching out! Added you to my contacts.

Kitty Boots – Jul 15, 2016

Thank you for reading and commenting on Exploring Physics.

Myra King – May 15, 2016

Thank you so much, Darryl, for your kind thoughts about my poem.

Dianne McKnight-Warren – May 04, 2016

Thank you, Darryl.

Ellie Lee – Apr 09, 2016

Thank you so much for your welcome message, Darryl, and for commenting on my poem. I'm particularly pleased it felt real to you.

Now I'm here I shall look forward to reading your writing very soon.

Gary Percesepe – Feb 12, 2016

hey darryl! thanks for reading and commenting on my wee poem, left handed

have missed you bro-- i have been off doing other stuff, but nice to show up and see your name on one of my poems

best to you, and your work--as always----cheers--g

Penny Goring – Jun 23, 2014


FM Le – May 31, 2014

Thank you for the read and the star. :)

Misti Rainwater-Lites – Apr 17, 2014

Hi Darryl,
Thanks for reading and commenting on Bloodless. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Tabatha Stirling – Feb 20, 2014

Thank you so much for the welcome :)

Sandy Ebner – Feb 18, 2014

Darryl, thank you for the kind comments about Jesse Lee. I know it's a long piece, so I appreciate your taking the time to read. Off to read some of your writing :-)

J.A. Pak – Jan 22, 2014

Darryl, thanks so much for reading "Fantasm". And for your extraordinary compliment!

Rabbit Angstrom – Sep 16, 2013

Thank you So very much Darryl for reading Touching The Ceiling is Touching the Floor Only From Above Poem! I truly appreciate your thoughtful and kind comment, pax and tenderness, Amy

Glynnis Eldridge – Aug 28, 2013


Emily Bertholf – Jul 23, 2013

Hi Darryl. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my poem Coffee Shop. So glad the images got you there.

Elizabeth Kate Switaj – Jul 08, 2013

Thank you for your comment on "Sof a". I think most things live in at least two worlds, in some sense.

Amanda Harris – Jul 08, 2013

Thank you for your kind words on "Practice" Darryl. I'm not as confident in my prose as I am in my poems so your feedback means a lot.

Penny Goring – Jun 25, 2013

LUV <3

Barry Basden – Jun 14, 2013

Thanks, Darryl, for your nice comments about Tomorrow, which is getting a lot of views right now for some unknown reason.

Nonnie Augustine – May 01, 2013

Thank you for reading and commenting on The Most Beautiful Lady, Darryl. I'm still getting to know people here and I'll read your work soon.

Akshay Dashore – Apr 20, 2013

Thank you once again. Those were some really encouraging words. :-)

Ophelia Hu – Apr 19, 2013

Thanks for your kind words for "Fragile Things," Darryl. Regular conversation is structurally strange, isn't it?

Bibbybop – Apr 09, 2013

thank you. I wish it was my mockingbird ;o)

Charlotte Hamrick – Mar 04, 2013

Thanks for your comment on my wall, Darryl. I look forward to reading your work, too. I'm hoping to make some great new contacts in the poetry community here.

Samantha Memi – Feb 03, 2013

Thanks for you comment on Tinkerbelle. It was appreciated.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 02, 2013

Thanks for your comment on Low Residency.

Nicolette Wong – Dec 14, 2012

Thanks Darryl for your kind words on Pastoral Hide & Seek! Much appreciated!

Robert Vaughan – Dec 08, 2012

Darryl, you know how important your writing is to me. That's why your recent comments on "What Some Boys Do" rocked the house. Cheers!

Mathew Paust – Dec 06, 2012

Thanks, Darryl, for reading my poem Executive Sweet. Your kind words mean a lot to me. I just read part of your discussion of what poetry means to you, and I am sympathetic in many ways. In particular, I, too, am put off by the sense of elitism among folks who have studied poetry formally. I never know, tho, if they truly feel superior because of this or if I unconsciously feel threatened by their academic knowledge. To avoid the competitiveness this kind of thinking can breed, I freely acknowledge to being a primitive in the realm of poetry, altho reading your discussion I was tempted to tackle the topic from my own point of view. Looks like I'm starting to do just that, so I'll stop now. ;-)

Foster Trecost – Oct 14, 2012

Hi Darryl, Thanks for giving my micros a few minutes of your time. Thanks for commenting on them, too. fos.

Bill Yarrow – Sep 04, 2012

Thanks for the lovely words on and fave of "Bees in the Eaves," my friend.

Jane Flett – Sep 03, 2012

So much admiration back at you and your words. x

Christine Daffe – Sep 03, 2012

Oh merci, Darryl. Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to reading and sharing lots of stories on this site.

Susan Rukeyser – Aug 30, 2012

Many thanks for the kind words about Stuck Shut!

Lynn Beighley – Aug 22, 2012

Thank you for the kind remarks about Spilled Milk. :)

John Riley – Aug 08, 2012

Darryl, thanks for commenting on "Three Stories of You." Glad you liked it.

Mary Lane – Aug 04, 2012

Darryl, goodness, thank you for all the beautiful words on Saturday Morning. Means so much that you took the time to read it and then enjoyed it. Best, HM

Bobbi Lurie – Aug 03, 2012

Darryl, thank you for commenting on 23rd Psaltery

Bill Yarrow – Jun 26, 2012

Your comments are the best, Darryl! Thanks for faving "Under Commiseration."

Penny Goring – Jun 22, 2012

I love your heart and words. Thank you. XXX

Darryl Price – May 21, 2012

You honor me, Zum Bobo.

Zum Bobo – May 21, 2012

I now follow you...and have the one Phil Collins Genesis song I like stuck in my head now...I blame the devil

Bill Yarrow – Apr 22, 2012

Excellent comment and edit on "Stevie's Knees," Darryl! I always love hearing from you. Thank you.

Penny Goring – Apr 21, 2012

Thrilled with your great comment on Necrothing. Thank you for reading, I appreciate the time spent and I love that you gave me your reaction. XXX

Roberto C. Garcia – Apr 04, 2012

HI Darryl! Thanks for the awesome comments on "Ode to Garcia Lorca". I love Neruda and Garcia Lorca. Garcia Lorca is tough to translate though.

Bill Yarrow – Apr 03, 2012

Thanks, Darryl, for commenting on "A Piece of Him." Really appreciate it!

Penny Goring – Mar 26, 2012

Thank you for your comment on I Fear Nuffink. Much appreciated. XX

Bill Yarrow – Mar 25, 2012

Darryl, thanks for commenting on "The Hotel Where Esenin Hanged Himself." I love hearing what you have to say.

Jane Flett – Mar 23, 2012

Darryl! Thanks so much for all your comments. I'm a bit speechless and very flattered. You make me want to quietly close my laptop on this sunny morning, step away, and go exploring with a notebook in the city instead.

J. Mykell Collinz – Feb 11, 2012

Hi, Darryl. Thanks for reading 'Rome Ants In The Sky.' I love your comment and fav.

Lars Townsend – Feb 09, 2012

Thank you for the welcome.

Mindela Ruby – Jan 23, 2012

Thanks for your kind welcome a few weeks back--I've been in a fog of work and remiss about responding to everything! The friendliness is appreciated!

Jonathan Crowl – Jan 22, 2012

Thanks, Darryl! Glad to be here. I'm excited to read some of your work!

David Maverick – Jan 16, 2012

Thanks Darryl, for your comments on 'Children of the riddles'... The words play with themselves and I just watch them.

Sylvia Petter – Jan 12, 2012

Thanks for reading Uncle Henri, Darryl, and for your insights and words.

Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 12, 2012

Thanks for your fun comment on "New Song of Innocence and Experience."

sean m. poole – Jan 10, 2012

Hi Darryl, Thanks for your laughs and your comment on 'For Dejan S. & Bob V. & Gordy B.'

Rachel J. Fenton – Jan 09, 2012

Darryl, thank you so much for your encouragement and kind words about "Crown-of-thorns". It means a lot.

Rachel J. Fenton – Jan 07, 2012

Your "about me" makes mine look like something I scratched off a mole, wow, and thanks for the salubrious welcome. I'm looking forward to reading you.

Gessy Alvarez – Jan 06, 2012

thanks so much for your kind words...and also for being a fellow fan of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man...I fear that book informs too much of my world...

Lee Stoops – Jan 04, 2012

Thanks, Darryl, I'm very glad to be here!

Bill Yarrow – Dec 29, 2011

I've told you before how lucky I am to have you a a reader. Every comment you make on one of my poems just confirms that feeling for me. Thanks for commenting on "Need." Happy New Year, my friend! May it be a MUCH better one for you and us all.

Marcus Speh – Dec 29, 2011

thank you darryl, i appreciate your comment on "for carol novack". cheers and go well into 2012!

Larissa Shmailo – Dec 23, 2011

Thanks for the welcome,Darryl.Larissa

Halsted M. Bernard – Dec 22, 2011

Thank you for the warm welcome.

Josef K. Strosche – Dec 21, 2011

Hi Darryl - Thanks for the welcome. I'd appreciate your feedback and look forward to reading more of your work.

sean m. poole – Dec 17, 2011

Hey Darryl, Check out my most recent post, "Sideshow Sam & The Heckler". Thanks!

sean m. poole – Dec 17, 2011

Hi Darryl, I'll give you a heads up when I post new stuff. Check out my First Poem of Xmas. I enjoyed your thoughts on the Beatles. Are you familiar with the play/novel "Liverpool Fantasy" by Larry Kirwan? A very interesting re-imagining of the Beatles myth. Well worth the read!

Marcus Speh – Dec 17, 2011

dear darryl, appreciate your comment on "fox". the picture did almost all the work for me before i even took the pen in hand. thank you!

Stephanie Valente – Dec 16, 2011

Hi Darryl, thanks for the comment! I just got into Jack Spicer and so far, I'm enthralled.

David Maverick – Dec 16, 2011

Thanks for your kind welcome here Darryl.

sean m. poole – Dec 16, 2011

Thanks for the welcome, Darryl. I look forward to reading your work and seeing your input on mine.

Joani Reese – Dec 13, 2011

Hi DP: Thanks for stopping by to comment and like Mr. Lennon's eulogy. I think it's kind of a eulogy for all of us as well.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Dec 05, 2011

Thank you for the kind words about Human Trafficking. Name change is a great suggestion.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 30, 2011

Thank you, DP, for reading and commenting on "Exercises in the A of B." Excellent? Not sure of that, but comment appreciated!

Have to dive into grading so I'll be gone from Fictionaut for a bit but back in a few weeks.

Happy holidays, Darryl!

A. W. Pafford – Nov 23, 2011

Thanks for stopping by, Darryl.

Marcus Speh – Nov 20, 2011

lovely thing to say about <a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/marcus-speh/the-serious-writer-occupies-wall-street">this story</a>, darryl, thank you. i labored over this for a while. i knew i wanted to write something like this, but i don't think i ever wrote so many totally different versions of one flash.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 20, 2011

Role model? Too much pressure! Thanks for faving "Fish Boil," Darryl!

Darryl Price – Nov 13, 2011

Taken all together, I find myself nodding in agreement here and wishing I'd said this or that thing there, or wondering why I didn't make that particular important point myself when I had the chance. But it's all because I was simply being honest in the moment.I wasn't trying to come up with the right answer, but my own answer. I look at this marvelous thread as a kind of strange course in modern writing. It teaches. It challenges. It makes me laugh (and cringe).It spurs me on to new creativity,such as this paragraph before you. It demands action. And as you can see by the many varied results on display, it gets it. I'm very fond of all of you. That's what I've gotten out of this particular thread today. For me, just hearing the lot of you toss this great big idea around and back and forth is amazing. Such passion.Such obstinance. One writes on purpose, but I don't think that has to mean that a good piece of writing moralizes on purpose. It can. I just don't think it does.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 12, 2011

Thanks for your comment on "Before the Door," Darryl. Love having you as a reader!

Tim G. Young – Nov 05, 2011

Hey Darryl. Rock.

Marcus Speh – Oct 26, 2011

thank you for your generous comment, darryl, i appreciate it, as always.

Penny Goring – Oct 25, 2011

i savoured your comment on my bastard thing before i said THANK YOU XXX

Bill Yarrow – Oct 24, 2011

Glad you liked "Gabrielle," Darryl. Was feeling down. You picked me up. Thanks!

Mark Meier – Oct 16, 2011

Thanks, Darryl. By the way, I like the title "Three Poems, One for Each Eye" because it immediately gets me thinking about the spare eye plus it reminds me of the Mayakovsky/Lizzistky collaboration "For the Voice," a Constructivist favorite of mine.

Meghan Larmore – Oct 16, 2011

Thank you for the welcome Darryl!

Bill Yarrow – Oct 13, 2011

Great comment on "Satan and the Moon," Darryl. Thanks for the fave for this slight confection!

Robert Vaughan – Oct 05, 2011

You move me.

Gill Hoffs – Sep 03, 2011

Thank you so much for what you said in the General Forum thread - it was very kind of you. Much appreciated!

Foster Trecost – Aug 27, 2011

Daryl, you still have the best "about me" section on fictionaut. And thanks for reading The Pretenders. And thanks for the comment. fos.

Penny Goring – Aug 26, 2011

Thank you very much for reading Temp P. :) x

Gill Hoffs – Aug 20, 2011

Thank you for such a complimentary comment on 'Rain' - much appreciated!

Bill Yarrow – Aug 18, 2011

Thanks for the comment on "The Grave of Rimbaud." It's a poem from long, long ago. It marked a turning point in my writing.

M.H. – Aug 13, 2011

Thank you, Darryl, for your generous comments on my story :)

Marcus Speh – Aug 02, 2011

...came here just to thank you for your fave of "ginger" & then i got stuck on the quote by e e cummings in your bio: "' ..kisses are a far better fate/than wisdom." how true, this shall become my summer credo! i think my family will be happy!

Ann Wahlman – Aug 01, 2011

Thanks for stopping by and giving Turista a read!

Bill Yarrow – Jul 24, 2011

Thanks, Darryl. You leadeth me beside the still waters. You restoreth my soul. Thanks for your wonderful comments on and fave of "Four Noble Lies."

Myra King – Jul 18, 2011


Jules Archer – Jul 10, 2011

Darryl - thanks for the amazing and cool and generous comment on Burn Baby Burn.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 06, 2011

Thanks for your kind comment about "Black Ice," Darryl. Great to see you back on Fictionaut!

Catherine Arnold – Jun 19, 2011

Hi Darryl, belated thanks for your Aug. 8 (!) comments on my story excerpt, "The True Hula." Appreciate the thoughtful reply! Yes, I agree that an appreciation for nature is at base for us all. Cheers.

Susan Tepper – May 31, 2011

DP, thanks for the recent beautiful poem! My spam filter grabbed it but I saw it today. BTW, I love "Black Tickets" too. I met JAP at the AWP in NYC a few yrs back. Very nice person, and she gave me a comp copy of one of her new books.

Ames John Gigounas – May 06, 2011

Thanks, Darryl!

M – Apr 25, 2011

Thank you for your encouragement and kind remarks on my piece flower boat.

M – Apr 23, 2011

Darryl: Thank you so much for your generous remarks on my piece for my mother on mother's day. You are very encouraging to me.

Bill Yarrow – Apr 22, 2011

Thanks for your kind comment on "Addictions," Darryl.

Julie Innis – Apr 22, 2011

DP, as always, your comments make my heart sing. Much thanks and I hope all is well with you and yours.

James Lloyd Davis – Apr 17, 2011

Thanks, Darryl, for the fave and the generous comment on "David Foster Wallace meets the sage Lao Tse in a strange place."

Robert Vaughan – Apr 17, 2011

Darryl, thanks for your recent comments on "Loneliness." I appreciate them, and you.

M – Apr 16, 2011

Need I say it? Your comment on alys is greatly appreciated. So yes, I guess I will say it and every time I see something from you/by you I appreciate I'll say it: Thank you.

Bill Yarrow – Apr 16, 2011

Thanks, Darryl, for liking my bagatelle, "The truth Will Out." It's fun to just fool around sometimes.

Erin Zulkoski – Apr 12, 2011

Thanks for reading and your awesomesauce comment on "Death Rides A Donkey"! High fives.

Alex Taitague – Apr 12, 2011

Infintie Jest is too good to ignore. I have met a few people my age who have apparently read it four times! I'm still reeling from the first...

M – Apr 11, 2011

Thank you for your very generous comment on alys, Darryl, and for making my day brighter.

Bill Yarrow – Apr 03, 2011

Thanks, Darryl. Very kind comment on "Disappearing Ink." Thanks, tambien, for the fave, amigo.

M.H. – Mar 31, 2011

Hi DP - Thanks so much for your kind words on "Christina Heppel"!

Roberto C. Garcia – Mar 29, 2011

Thank you Darryl for your comments on "Lunch Bird". I'm glad you liked it!

Pamela J. Parker – Mar 29, 2011

Many thanks for the kind words on "Waiting." So appreciate it!

Kim Conklin – Mar 28, 2011

Thanks so much for the read and the fave on Humpty Dumpty 2011! I'm thrilled you liked every word.

M – Mar 28, 2011

Good encouraging advice on your wall, Darryl. And thank you for encouraging me, re: loon and what I wanted in 1968. I hope you have a blessed week. You are kind.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Mar 26, 2011

Thank you for reading Tsunami. Glad you liked it.

Darryl Price – Mar 24, 2011

Stay away from the Forums. But read and comment a few times a week on the stories.Join a few groups. Try a little bit of everything. Put your own experiments up. Don't get discouraged. There are a lot of writers in this community and almost all of them take their work very seriously, but there are kind souls, too,willing to give helpful advice. Don't take anything too personally. Just keep working, doing your thing.And posting your work.See what happens.dp

A.G. Pasquella – Mar 24, 2011

Thanks for the welcome, Darryl! Any tips to help me get started?

Bill Yarrow – Mar 24, 2011

Darryl, your comments make me blush. Thanks for the fave and what you said about the Translator poem.

Bill Yarrow – Mar 23, 2011

Thanks for the great comment on "Ribs," Darryl. I'm so lucky to have you as a reader.

Mark Reep – Mar 21, 2011

Hi Darryl, glad Snowdick made you laugh :) All best!

Laura C. Alonso – Mar 15, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to share such thoughtful comments on my piece, "Honey." I SO appreciate that it made you think about the many forms this type of victimization can take on a global level and the role that art can have in giving that a voice. Merci, Darryl!!!

Roberta – Mar 14, 2011

Thank you so much for the comment on 'Crackle.' I really appreciate you commenting on my work.

Misti Rainwater-Lites – Mar 14, 2011

Hello Darryl! Thanks so much for commenting on Intricacies.

Mike Lynch – Mar 13, 2011

Thanks for the comment Darryl -- happy you enjoyed the story!

Keith U. – Mar 12, 2011

Darryl, thanks for reading and commenting on "The Musical" - I had a lot of fun doing that, which is usually the case: I crack myself up more than anone else. So I'm really glad that you liked it and said so!

Jerry Ratch – Mar 11, 2011

Thanks, Darryl, for your comments on my Adulterated Memoirs. Mucho appreciated!

Freeman Ng – Mar 05, 2011

Thanks for the welcome! Who'da guessed that my first contact on this site would be with someone who's stuff I ended up loving?

Roberta – Mar 04, 2011

Thank you very much for the comment on 'Tumbler...' All best.

Bill Yarrow – Mar 03, 2011

Thanks, Darryl, for your kind comment on and fave of "Staring at Waves."

See ya – Mar 02, 2011

Thanks for reading lending your thoughts to Courtship, man. Your words are always of the highest value to me.

Doug Bond – Mar 01, 2011

Darryl -- you really made my day, so glad Adam & Eve entertained, i mean why shouldn't this have been the first sitcom

Erin Zulkoski – Mar 01, 2011

Darryl, thanks for reading "2010; What I Wanted."
High fives.

Jerry Ratch – Feb 26, 2011

Thank you, Darryl!

Meg Pokrass – Feb 23, 2011

Daryl - thank you for reading and commenting kindly on my story "Tip". It means a lot to me. xo-meg

Jim V – Feb 21, 2011

Darryl, thanks for commenting on my poem. I deeply appreciate it.

Shelagh Power-Chopra – Feb 17, 2011

Daryl, thanks again for your swell comments!

M – Feb 16, 2011

Thank you for your generous remarks on ash, Darryl. I very much appreciate them. - Q

Christian Bell – Feb 16, 2011

Darryl, thanks for your great comments on "DolphinsNowRuleYourDyingWorld.com"!

Fleur Philips – Feb 10, 2011

Thanks for the welcome, Darryl!

Matthew A. Hamilton – Feb 10, 2011

Thank you for the kind words about Death Watch. Much appreciated.

Kim Conklin – Feb 09, 2011

Thanks for the comment and fave on 10 Keys! I'm very glad you liked it!

Katie McGowan – Feb 09, 2011

Hey, Darryl! Thanks for the lovely warm welcome to Fictionaut.

AMTL – Feb 08, 2011

Thanks for your comments on "Private Red." Much appreciated!

Roberto C. Garcia – Feb 08, 2011

Hi Darryl! Hope all is awesome with you. Thanks for the comments on "Muse".

Jim V – Feb 07, 2011

Thanks for the kind words about my poem, Darryl.

Bill Yarrow – Feb 03, 2011

Thanks for the great comment on "Wahrheit und Dichtung," Darryl. You always make me happy.

Kari Nguyen – Feb 02, 2011

Thanks, friend!! Thank you so much. Always. I’ll read her your poems. :)

M.H. – Feb 02, 2011

Hi DP - Thanks so much for the nice words on my story :)!

Soon to be deleted – Jan 31, 2011

Thanks for the kind note!

Heather Fowler – Jan 27, 2011


Yep. That's all I wanted to say. :)

Cheryl Snell – Jan 27, 2011

Thanks for your kind attention to "Hindsight"!

Kait Mauro – Jan 26, 2011

Thanks. :)

Lavinia Ludlow – Jan 25, 2011

thanks for the warm welcome.

Roberta – Jan 19, 2011

Thanks so much for the comment on 'Bauble!' :)

Stephanie Austin – Jan 18, 2011

Poetry totally helps with the architecture. I wish it was the architecture. Thanks for your lovely comments.

Robert Vaughan – Jan 18, 2011


Thanks for your salient and lovely comments on Blowing Bubbles. They made my day! I appreciate your support. Have a great day yourself!

Roberto C. Garcia – Jan 18, 2011

Hello there Darryl, thanks for reading "Squirrels". I wrote it out loud.

Lacey N. Dunham – Jan 18, 2011

Hi Darryl - Thanks for the welcome!

Bill Yarrow – Jan 14, 2011

Thanks for the thoughtful and provocative comment on "George." You've made me see the poem in a new way. Thank you.

M.H. – Jan 12, 2011

Hi Darryl,
Thanks so much for your generous comments on "The Forest" - you've brightened my day!

Jack Swenson – Jan 11, 2011

Darryl, I appreciate your read and comments about "Silent Summer." Thank you.

Roberta – Jan 10, 2011

Thank you for the comment on 'Source,' Darryl!

J. Mykell Collinz – Jan 10, 2011

Hi, Darryl. Thanks for reading 'Piece of Mind.' I like your comments and I love having the piece listed amoung your favorites: almost as much as I love your poetry.

Bill Yarrow – Jan 08, 2011

Love your comments on "Whiplash Marriage." Thanks, Darryl. I love what you alone are able to see.

Kim Conklin – Jan 06, 2011

Thanks for the comment and fave on Unheard, Darryl! I'm always glad to hear your thoughts...

L. R. Styles – Dec 27, 2010

Thank you for the kind words of welcome. It is so refreshing to meet a fellow Durrell fan.

Meg Worden – Dec 17, 2010

Hey Darryl, Thanks for the hello.

Marcus Speh – Dec 09, 2010

darryl, thank you so much - what a love fest! i am delighted the three of us are men in the same boat, heading for the waves, hoping to break them or to be broken by them, not in sunny style, but in the spirit of song. nobody understands that better than you, our poet pal.

Cherise Wolas – Dec 04, 2010

Darryl, thanks for the star and lovely comments on Ping Pong... so glad you liked it. Your new photo makes me smile... feels so 70s!

David Cotrone – Nov 28, 2010

Thank you so much! Nice being here.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 28, 2010

Loved your comment on "Dad and the Red Light." Thanks, Darryl!

Jules Archer – Nov 28, 2010

Darryl, so, so appreciate your great words for "Lay On Me". Thanks for reading and reviewing.

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Nov 27, 2010

Thanks Darryl for your generous read and comment on LOST IN SUOMI. I am always honored when you read my words. Happy Thanksgiving! Peace...

Carol Reid – Nov 24, 2010

Good of you to read and comment on my Parlour Games story.Thanks!

Bill Yarrow – Nov 19, 2010

Thanks, Darryl, for commenting on and faving "Raw Salt." You're right, the middle is disturbing--horrific, really, if you truly imagine it. The poem took its direction not from emotion or effect but from the constraint of simple, short words of three and four letters--raw, ash, due, tan, cow, boy, sea, lot...salt, moon, bill, fear, mole, lake, pick, weed, week, time, heal, home, hawk, July. Do you ever work that way--from the shapes of words?

C. Thomas Murray – Nov 17, 2010

Thanks for the comment, Darryl. I really appreciate it.

as an aside, I like your quotes (I'm a big Vonnegut fan, too).

Bill Yarrow – Nov 10, 2010

Superb comment about "I Am Not a Corpse" for which I am extremely appreciative and grateful. Thanks, Darryl!

M.H. – Nov 09, 2010

I can't thank you enough, DP, for reading...Glad my story made you laugh :)

James Lloyd Davis – Nov 08, 2010

Darryl, thank you for the fave and your comments on "Sand."

Cherise Wolas – Nov 08, 2010

Darryl, thank you for your beautiful comments on Unpacking Sentences. Your words made my Sunday!

David Ackley – Nov 07, 2010

thanks for your kind response to my play, looking forward to getting to know your thoughts above and your work.

Larry Strattner – Nov 07, 2010

The best encouragement for a poem is encouragement from a poet. Thanks Daryl. Good to hear from you. LS

J. Mykell Collinz – Nov 05, 2010

Hi, Darryl. Thanks for reading 'Fifty Five Words or Less.' I appreciate your comment.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Nov 04, 2010

Thanks for reading Drinking Homemade with the Saints. Glad you liked it.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 03, 2010

Thanks for the eloquent response to "Convictions," Darryl. GREATLY appreciated.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 29, 2010

Glad you liked "Florid Psychosis." I value your opinion highly. Thanks, Darryl.

Kathy Fish – Oct 29, 2010

Darryl, thanks so much for the kind words & fave for "Sidereal." I really appreciate it!

Kim Conklin – Oct 29, 2010

Thanks so much for the lovely comment and fave on The Point, Darryl. It means a lot to me that you liked it.

Cherise Wolas – Oct 29, 2010

Darryl, thank you for your absolutely wonderful comments and compliments on Ante Meridiem, In The Lake, and Heartbreak Waiting To Happen. Your words about my work absolutely made my day today. Thank you.

Kirk B. Young – Oct 28, 2010

Thanks for your comment on "I didn't ask for help" Darryl, very helpful and much appreciated!

M – Oct 25, 2010

Oops! That's Darryl, two r's! Apologies. -- Q

M – Oct 25, 2010

Daryl: Thank you very much for your kind, insightful comments on shades of a young miss zorita. Know they are greatly appreciated. I look forward to reading your work. -- Q

Roberto C. Garcia – Oct 25, 2010

Hi Daryl. Thank for the comment on "Searching for a poem". I throw down with the muse whenever possible!

Jen Knox – Oct 22, 2010

Thank you! I love that Nash quote.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 22, 2010

Thanks for your wonderful comment on "Knot Eye." Cheered me up this morning!

peter darbyshire – Oct 17, 2010

Thanks for the kind words re "First Contact!"

Kim Conklin – Oct 15, 2010

Thanks for the kind words and the fave on 4P28, Darryl. I'm thrilled that the build appealed to your poet's eye!

Bill Yarrow – Oct 12, 2010

Thanks, my friend, for your lovely comment on the Orange Julius poem.

Matt DeVirgiliis – Oct 12, 2010


Glad I started reading your work and look forward to reading more of it.

Shikhandin – Oct 05, 2010

Hi Darryl,

Thank you. Happpy to connect. :)

Bill Yarrow – Oct 03, 2010

Always appreciate and relish your comments. Thanks for looking in on "Son of Uncle Sam."

Julie Innis – Oct 01, 2010

DP, thank you for your kind words on The House Sitter. Hope all's well!

J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 29, 2010

Hi, Darryl. Thanks for reading 'Blues Away.' I love your comments and I appreciate the fav.

See ya – Sep 29, 2010

Thanks, DP, for reading and talking about "Sweet Sour." I greatly appreciate it, man. Remain awesome.

Cherise Wolas – Sep 26, 2010

Thank you for the fav and your terrific comments on Sisters At The Lake. Somehow I missed your comment when you posted it. Much appreciated!

M.H. – Sep 25, 2010

Thank you so much for your generous comments on "Origin"!

Timothy Raymond – Sep 13, 2010

Hi Darryl. It's going to take some time to figure everything out here! It'll be good, I'm sure. Thanks for the welcome!

James Lloyd Davis – Sep 13, 2010

Darryl, thanks for the fave on "Night Letters to Saint Jude."

Bill Yarrow – Sep 09, 2010

Your responses to my work always give me a lift, and I need one today. Thank you for commenting so positively on "Bone Density."

Kim Conklin – Sep 09, 2010

Thanks for the comment and the fave on Responsible! I always appreciate your thoughts.

Kari Banta – Sep 01, 2010

Beanworld! Fine choice. You have an interesting list yourself, amigo. And you put a hell of a lot of thought into your profile. Need to reread it, but first I want to check out your other writing.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 28, 2010

Thank you for reading Three Haiku. Glad you like them.

Roberta – Aug 28, 2010

And thank you for the lovely comment on 'Cider Bubbles,' Darryl!

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Aug 27, 2010

Thanks DP for reading and giving me a little star on Can't Wait. Makes me feel so good :) Peace...

Roberta – Aug 26, 2010

Thanks for the comment on 'Love,'Darryl. Glad it seemed to arouse emotion.

Cheryl Snell – Aug 23, 2010

Lovely to meet you, Darryl. Thanks so much for your kind words about my radiometer poem.

Michael J. Solender – Aug 22, 2010

Thx DP for reading and enjoying my piece

J. Mykell Collinz – Aug 21, 2010

Hi, Darryl, thanks for reading 'I heard the news today, oh boy!' Your helpful comment is greatly appreciated.

Bill Yarrow – Aug 20, 2010

Wow! Thanks for your comment on and fav of "Self Alaska," Darryl.

George LaCas – Aug 20, 2010

Thanks, Darryl, for your "Godot-Shaped Hole" comment. - GL

Spencer Black – Aug 20, 2010

Thanks for the welcome! :) And I agree, Sedaris is extremely funny. haha

Paul Hargreaves – Aug 20, 2010

Thanks for the words of welcome. I'm deeply interested in evolutionary concepts and I love how Dawkins brings it all to life. Looking at your extensive music list, thought you mind not mind a shameless plug: check out "Michou" at itsnicetomichou.com An up and comer...

Matt Potter – Aug 20, 2010

Ja, thanks for your welcome

Ian Ayris – Aug 20, 2010

Hi Darryl. Thanks for the welcome, mate. Chuffed to be here :)

Claire King – Aug 09, 2010

Hi Darryl, thanks for your comment on Infinity Pool :)

George LaCas – Aug 08, 2010

Hi Darryl, thanks for your comment re "Poleward" - George

Bill Yarrow – Aug 08, 2010

Thanks, Darryl. Glad you liked "Something, He Wrote."

Katie Manderfield – Aug 06, 2010

Thanks for the welcome!

Kim Conklin – Aug 06, 2010

Thanks for the great comment and the fave on Midnight Riders, Darryl. So glad you liked the bit about the stars!

Jessica Rigney – Aug 05, 2010

Thanks for the welcome...lovely to be here.

Darryl Price – Aug 05, 2010

"It seems to be accepted nowadays more than ever that killing,individual and mass killing,is the order of the day;it is accepted."--Henry Miller

Krista Clement – Aug 05, 2010

Thanks for commenting on my itty, bitty Tanka. Everything is new for me here but I can't wait to sample all the tasty morsels. Like you, I love poetry.

Vixen Phillips – Aug 04, 2010

Hi Darryl, and thanks for such a great welcome message. :) I did take Automated Alice out from the library once, but I haven't got around to reading it yet; it's still on my vast to-be-read list. Yeah, Vurt has an amazing energy; and I agree with you about Book 7 of Harry Potter. I'll definitely keep your recommendation in mind, and add you so I can come back and read some of your poetry. Thanks again!

Bill Yarrow – Aug 04, 2010

Thanks for responding to "If Dogs Should Come," Darryl. I appreciate the comment.

Ryder Collins – Aug 02, 2010

Darryl, thanks for reading and commenting on "I know everything's broken, but still I pretend"! Your kind words are much appreciated.

Kim Conklin – Aug 01, 2010

Thanks for the kind words on "Allergic to Love," Darryl. I appreciate the read.

Myra King – Jul 31, 2010

Darryl, yes. Glad you enjoyed 'Leaving.'

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jul 31, 2010

Thank you for reading The Abyss of Contemplative Hatred. Much appreciated.

Juhi Kalra – Jul 31, 2010

Thank you Darryl. I wrote For Those Who Ask Why 2 months ago when I actually did it, and am grateful for your support, which also works on many levels.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 29, 2010

Thanks, Darryl, for your your generous appraisal of "It's Like." Your kindness to writers is unbounded.

Larry Strattner – Jul 28, 2010

Thanks Darryl, for Girls with Guns. I was suprised to get your note since you are so much a denizen of the kinder, gentler world. Good to hear from you. Cheers.

Kathy Fish – Jul 28, 2010

I love this profile picture, Darryl. Thanks for reading "Florida."

Kim Conklin – Jul 27, 2010

Thanks for the kind words on Black Swan, Darryl! Hope you're doing well.

Claire King – Jul 26, 2010

Thanks for reading Flesh & Blood, Darryl. As usual your comments are very helpful!

Myra King – Jul 25, 2010

Darryl, I always appreciate your insightful comments.
Thank you so much, and for the fav, too.

Kari Nguyen – Jul 25, 2010

Thank you for reading my little piece. Happy to have your comments!

James Robison – Jul 24, 2010

Thank you for nice words, DP, re: Prologue

Bill Yarrow – Jul 23, 2010

Thanks for commenting on Spicer found poem. And huge thank you for your extremely generous comment on "Getting Godless"! You're hired, Darryl!

Mark Krieger – Jul 20, 2010

thanks for the hello darryl.

Jules Archer – Jul 19, 2010

Greetings and salutations! Thanks for the read on Chatty Cassie! Appreciated!

Bill Yarrow – Jul 19, 2010

Thanks, Darryl. Appreciate the comment on "Processes."

MStranach – Jul 18, 2010

Hi Darryl. Thanks for the welcome! I enjoyed reading your poetry.


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Bill Yarrow – Jul 18, 2010

Thanks, Darryl! Glad you liked "Found Poem."

John Gorman – Jul 16, 2010

A brief glance at the depth of quotes, stories, and insights shared on your homepage leaves me agog. I have been a member in solitude for too long and have committed myself to more active partipation.

Thank you for jogging loose my epiphany. Indeed, I must step up my game.


Bill Yarrow – Jul 15, 2010

Thanks, Darryl, for reading and liking "Violet Rivers."

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jul 15, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on The People I Thought I Knew. Thank you for the suggestions. What part of the story did you see everything coming? Maybe I should change the title, too.

J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 15, 2010

Hi, Darryl, thanks for reading Unoriginal Sin. I appreciate your comments and I agree with your assessment.

Elizabeth Hegwood – Jul 15, 2010

Oh, gosh, Darryl, thanks. But what you see is probably just my own great admiration. :)

Jack Swenson – Jul 15, 2010

Thanks, Darryl, for your comments on "Goodbye." Parting is always such sweet sorrow.

Cynthia Hawkins – Jul 15, 2010

Thanks so much for reading and commenting on "Deep Pockets"! Your kind feedback inspires me today :)

Kari Nguyen – Jul 14, 2010

Argument - you think? ;) Thanks for reading After Dinner, etc. I know it’s not poetry but I’m always curious as to what you’ll say.

Kari Nguyen – Jul 12, 2010

Darryl, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to read Star Anise. Your feedback means a lot.

Susan Tepper – Jul 11, 2010

DP, thanks for your lovely words on Summer in the City and your fav, most appreciated

Tia Prouhet – Jul 09, 2010

Thanks for the kind words on my piece today!

M.H. – Jul 08, 2010

Hi Darryl,
Thanks so much for reading & commenting on "Goodnight Dogs" - I'm so glad you liked the story!

Bill Yarrow – Jul 07, 2010

Thanks, Darryl! Glad you liked "The Sky is Simply White."

Bill Yarrow – Jul 05, 2010

Thanks for your generous comment about "Magritte." Much appreciated!

Sara – Jul 05, 2010

Darryl, thanks for your note today. Hope you're doing well.

Carol Reid – Jul 05, 2010

Darryl, thank you for the kind comment on my story.

Teri Pastore – Jul 01, 2010

Darryl, thank you for the warm welcome! And if my writing isn't so interesting, maybe my smile with make up for it.

Ryder Collins – Jun 30, 2010

Darryl, thanks for reading "Kiss & make up," and thanks for your kind comments. - Ry

Randal Houle – Jun 25, 2010

Thanks, Darryl for your well wishes and for stopping by my scarcely used profile. I'm just getting started on Fictionaut, but the experience has been fun so far.

Richard Godwin – Jun 25, 2010

Thank you Darryl, it's good to know you. It's great to see the name Wallace Stevens here.

Jerry Ratch – Jun 24, 2010

Thank you, Darryl!

Bill Yarrow – Jun 22, 2010

Glad you liked "The Transportation of Hens." Thanks for commenting.

Susan Tepper – Jun 19, 2010

DP, I'm so happy you enjoyed Deer, and thanks so much for the fav

Dewi Faulkner – Jun 18, 2010

Thanks so much, Darryl! Can't wait to find a few moments to start poking around and post some work! :)

Michelle Elvy – Jun 16, 2010

Darryl - thank you for your gorgeous comment on my story X. As always, you warm my heart.

J. Mykell Collinz – Jun 15, 2010

Darryl, thanks for reading Unfit and commenting.

Bill Yarrow – Jun 13, 2010

Thanks, Darryl, for your comment on "The Meaning of Life." Appreciate it!

Myra King – Jun 12, 2010

Thanks for your kind words about my poem, Darryl :-)

Nicolette Wong – Jun 12, 2010

Thanks Darryl for reading my story 'Pale Heart'. It means a lot to a Hong Kong writer in English (it's a rarity) like me. Looking forward to reading your work here.

Robert Vaughan – Jun 11, 2010

Thanks for being such a nice guy, and a great writer too. Have a wonderful and creative weekend.

Juhi Kalra – Jun 11, 2010

Darryl, Thanks for the warm welcome to Fictionaut. Your bio is so detailed, I don't when I will get to your contributions! So looking forward to reading your work. If there's anything you like of my writing, do spread the word. It's tough to be the new kid on the block. Best, ~ J

Julie Innis – Jun 11, 2010

Darryl Price, you are a Prince! Thank you.

Mary L. Tabor – Jun 11, 2010

Darryl Price,

I totally agree about Melanie Rae Thon--thank you for the comment--and would add that Sweet Hearts is brilliant!!! I reviewed it on Amazon: take a look. So glad to be here with you and the other good folks here!


Cynthia Hawkins – Jun 10, 2010

Hey! Thanks for the my very first fictionaut greeting!

Nicolette Wong – Jun 10, 2010

Thanks for the welcome ;)

Myra King – Jun 09, 2010

Darryl, not sure where VOICES is/are? Can you send a link.

Susan Tepper – Jun 09, 2010

Darryl, your interview on "Voices" is quite wonderful! Bravo!

Myra King – Jun 07, 2010

Darryl, thank you for reading, War Nurses and Lost Fathers. I've worked on that poem for several years, on and off. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Myra King – Jun 07, 2010

Darryl, thank you so much for such insightful comments, I knew you would understand.

Roberta – Jun 07, 2010

Hey, thanks for the welcome :)

M.H. – Jun 05, 2010

Thanks Darryl for reading & commenting on "I don't have a gun"!

Matthew A. Hamilton – Jun 03, 2010

Thank you for the suggestion for Bean Talk.

Martha Williams – Jun 03, 2010

Hi Darryl, thank you for reading Hummingbird and for your kind comment - I really appreciate it. M

Michelle Elvy – Jun 01, 2010

"One who loves beauty never grows old."--Franz Kafka

My daughter Lola would agree with Kafka. She is fond of saying, "You're not old 'til you stop having fun."

Myra King – Jun 01, 2010

Thanks Darryl, for replying on my thread. I loved what you wrote. You me, and everyone who has made a comment on, Should Our Writing Be Censored, seem to agree that on the whole it should not.

Cherise Wolas – Jun 01, 2010

Thank you for reading An Italian Lunch (revision) and for your wonderful words. Your comments really made my day!

J. Mykell Collinz – May 31, 2010

Thanks, Darryl, for taking the time to read a long story, Dream. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work, also. And I'm younger than that now, too.

Cherise Wolas – May 30, 2010


Thanks for your fabulous compliment on An Italian Lunch!

David King – May 28, 2010

Thanks for the welcome, Darryl.

I see you like the Beatles - one dubious claim to fame I have is that I booked them for a gig in August 1962 - they cost £30!

Michelle Elvy – May 28, 2010

Darryl, thanks so much for commenting on Elephant. Glad this struck a chord, and the poem you wrote in response is just wonderful. Thank you for that especially!

JM Prescott – May 28, 2010

Thanks for the comment on my poem, A Deal With Tomorrow. Cheers

Bill Yarrow – May 27, 2010

Thanks, Darryl, for your comment about "In the Pastel City." I really appreciate it!

Lore Prior – May 27, 2010

Darryl- thank you so much for your comment on my piece! I truly appreciated it. Now I'm gonna have to start reading through your library!

Sara – May 25, 2010

DP -- Thanks for checking out my short. I appreciate it, S

Linda Simoni-Wastila – May 24, 2010

Hey you, thanks for reading SURVIVOR and your kind weepy words ;^) Peace...

Myra King – May 24, 2010

Darryl, you are such an insightful reader, as well as tremendously prolific poet! Thank you so much :-)

Meg Pokrass – May 24, 2010

Daryl, i am so glad that you liked Flatfish! I loved your work again. Your logic has so much invisible sense...

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 24, 2010

Thank you for commenting on Nothing to Do. Based on what others have said, I'm thinking about cutting the last stanza and maybe using it for another poem.

Kait Mauro – May 23, 2010

Haha sorry but what does 'oUCH' mean exactly? That's a new comment for me.

Susan Tepper – May 23, 2010

DP, just wanted to thank you again for your sweet message on Floating Islands. I am so enamored with (by?) that Duras book The Lover. It was impactful on my writing, and somehow made a place in my brain... thus the poem

Stephanie Bobo – May 23, 2010

Thanks, Darryl, for words for "Lost in Transit"!

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 22, 2010

Glad you liked The Luckiest Guy Around. Thank you for reading.

Gary Justis – May 22, 2010

Darryl, thanks for the very kind welcome...I look forward to reading your work.
Best wishes to you.

Michelle Elvy – May 22, 2010

Hi Darryl, thanks so much for your comment on A Knobby Thing. I LIKE your response to the last line! Can't wait to see... :)

Kait Mauro – May 21, 2010

Thank you for your submission to Like Birds Lit! :) I look forward to reading your piece.

C.W. Stewart – May 19, 2010

Thanks Darryl for the welcome. I spent a whole summer in high school reading Doyle. I hope that my story 'London Fog' can be a fraction has good as what others have published on this website.

J.L. – May 11, 2010

Thanks for the welcome Darryl. Good to be here!

Ann Bogle – May 11, 2010

Darryl, that's a very thoughtful comment on "Hymen." It would be a joy for me to think the story bears rereadings and that it entertains. Thanks.

Con Chapman – May 10, 2010

Thanks for the welcome. It's always nice when someone does that on a site like this. Just finding my way around right now.

Myra King – May 08, 2010

Thanks muchly, Darryl :-)

Lori Lou Freshwater – May 07, 2010

This Girl. ;-)

Lori Lou Freshwater – May 07, 2010

Daryl, thank you for your wonderful thoughts on That Girl. And for the poetry, which I love.

Matthew A. Hamilton – May 06, 2010

Thank you for the kind words and critique on The Winds of May, or should I say now, Winds of May. Very helpful suggestions.

Jack Swenson – May 06, 2010

Darryl, Thanks for checking out my story "Secrets."

Chalon Emmons – May 04, 2010

Thanks for your comments on "Color Wheel," Darryl. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Cherise Wolas – May 03, 2010

Thank you again for the read and your wonderful comments. I also have up Things I Should Have Done - #1, and Things I Should Have Done #2. If you have a chance, I'd love your thoughts.

JM Prescott – May 03, 2010

Thanks for the welcome. And The Little Prince is a great book.

Stephanie Bobo – May 01, 2010

Many thanks, Daryl, for reading "Hammer Nail Nail" and for your kind comments!

Jules Archer – Apr 30, 2010

Thank you for reading "10 Jobs". Much appreciated!

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 30, 2010

Thank you for reading Muted Corners. I think, too, the last five lines are the strongest.

Walter Bjorkman – Apr 30, 2010

Darryl - cucucajoob for Poor Man. Tried to show the wonder and glee of a kid that age on the adventure of his life. Think I succeeded best in the passage you cited.

A. Pseudonym – Apr 28, 2010

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down yet) to human experience. Thanks for this! You're definitely becoming one of my must-read writers. -A.

A. Pseudonym – Apr 28, 2010

Just wanted to say that with "Undertakers of the Dead," you've described (so beautifully) just what it's like to try and put world and self into beautiful words, only to feel like the attempt upends itself - first because the world is not so precise as a poem in the making (and yet only a poem can really describe it!) and second because we look around at our bookshelf and suspect that others have already done it, and better. You've captured the writer's, or specifically the poet's, experience in so many great lines. Three of my favorites: - "I have to swallow those . . . perfected words of the other alive poets" - "just about anything you see will do, just buffeted back and forth" - the kid putting together the toy train track "found in a crummy basement somewhere labelled 'missing some parts'" Still, even though the piece speaks to the poet's experience, it speaks to the world and whoever wants to listen. It speaks not just to the poet's experience, but (somehow - can't quite set it d

Myra King – Apr 26, 2010

As I said to Walter and Sam, it's one of my darker time poems. Don't go there too often.
So many suicides here in Australia, especially teenagers. I'ts so sad, all that lost potential. Appreciate your comments very much, Darryl.

Stephanie Bobo – Apr 25, 2010

Thank you, Darryl, for reading and commenting on "Classmates"--you get so much about the poems, so good to know!

Myra King – Apr 25, 2010

Thanks for your comments, Darryl. Much appreciated.

Samuel Peralta – Apr 24, 2010

Darryl- Thanks so much for the kind words on “Letter to Neruda”, so appreciated! :) -Sam

Myra King – Apr 24, 2010

Wow, very comprehensive profile,Darryl. Off to read one of your stories now.

Peggy McFarland – Apr 24, 2010

Hi Darryl,
Thanks for making me feel welcome, and even better, checking out my blog. Much appreciated.

Brendan McKennedy – Apr 23, 2010

Good old Brautigan. I think "Corporal" is the finest piece of short-short fiction I've read.

Thanks for the welcome! Glad to be here.

Jane Hammons – Apr 23, 2010

Thanks for commenting on Pleiku Jacket, Darryl. I do love working with the mundane and the horrific and am glad you found that the mixture worked in this piece.

Mary Guterson – Apr 23, 2010

thanks for the welcome! I'm out of town right now, but as soon as i get home i'll have time to check out this site. Looks like a good one.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 22, 2010

Thanks for reading Garden Light. Glad you think it sweet.

Samuel Peralta – Apr 20, 2010

Hi Darryl, thanks for the warm welcome! Still finding my way around here, so I'll be back when I've got my bearings. Just posted my first piece on Fictionaut, 'Letter to Neruda'. Cheers!

Deb Oestreicher – Apr 18, 2010

Thanks for the nice comment--I love it that croci is a word (verified by Wikipedia!)--and not octupi. Your remark was a friendly welcome to Fictionaut, which I am still learning to navigate (just figured out how to get to my "wall" without following the link in my email).

Lori Lou Freshwater – Apr 18, 2010

Thank you for reading and commenting on Waiting for a Terrorist. I appreciate you taking the time.

Meg Pokrass – Apr 16, 2010

thank you for your kind words about "Picnic". I really believe in invisible animals...

tifini kamara – Apr 14, 2010

haha thank you.

Walter Bjorkman – Apr 14, 2010

Thanks for comments on Driven/Eyes - one kind thank you deserves

Shelagh Power-Chopra – Apr 13, 2010

Thanks for the nice comments on my film star piece, Daryl!

Molly Keegan Kuhn – Apr 12, 2010

Darryl Price, thank you for the welcome. I look forward to reading your works. Hopefully their as interseting as your photograph is, but I imagine them to be so.

Walter Bjorkman – Apr 12, 2010

Thanks, Darryl for Venice, got a few more on Eddie's travels I'm cleaning up, look forward to reading more of yours

Jane Hammons – Apr 11, 2010

Thanks for your comment on Sphincter.

Walter Bjorkman – Apr 11, 2010

Darryl - thanks for gander and words on Poetipedia, I think it subscribes to your personal philosophy. Great profile, an architecture in itself. Treatise on Beatles is bloody balmy, although loved by many knee-high to a walrus, us walruses know what you're sayin. Stay diverse! I'll check out yours.

James Lloyd Davis – Apr 10, 2010

Thanks for stopping by.

Martha Williams – Apr 09, 2010

Thanks for the kind comment - this is all new to me, Martha

Jenn Alandy – Apr 07, 2010

Thanks for the comment -- I agree, many have preconceived notions about Charles and don't take him seriously. He had such a way with language though . . . a way of getting to the "core" of things. Here is a little excerpt from one of Charles' essays on writing that Playboy recently released:

"A writer must keep performing, hitting the high mark or he is down on skid row. And there's no way back up. For after some years of writing, the soul, the person, the creature becomes useless to operate in any other capacity. He is unemployable. He is a bird in a land of cats. I'd never advise anybody to become a writer, only if writing is the only thing that keeps you from going insane. Then, perhaps, it's worth it."

Kog Zadare – Apr 06, 2010

You're quotes have inspired me to add several to my own page:

As counterpoint to my scientific studies: "The imagination is not a State: it is the Human existence itself." - William Blake
And succor for the unrecognized: "There is no book so bad that some good can not be got out of it," - Pliny the Elder

Finnegan Flawnt – Apr 06, 2010

darryl, that last thing you said in the comments on your wonderful "postcard" makes me want to try to write a play because that's what i am scared off. good on ya, mate. also, i do think you have a sunnier outlook on life than vonnegut and your poetry benefits.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 02, 2010

Thanks for reading Liquid Compass. Glad you enjoyed it.

Matt Dennison – Apr 02, 2010

Glad you liked All the Time in the World. That was written about a cat relaxing on the sidewalk in front of my apt. in New Orleans during what was pretty much a total solar eclipse, about 82-83, I think. Gave everything a weird double shadow...

Savannah Schroll Guz – Apr 01, 2010

Hi!! Thank you for the great spring wishes. I hope you're having a wonderful spring, too! It's been 75 degrees here in WV.

Mary Lane – Apr 01, 2010

Thank you for the welcome, Daryl. I look forward to reading your work.

Stephanie Bobo – Mar 27, 2010

"Eddie Says" is lucky to have you as a reader--thanks so much!

Stephanie Bobo – Mar 27, 2010

Darryl, thank you for reading "Mind You Don't" and for your kind (and encouraging!) words.

Finnegan Flawnt – Mar 27, 2010

thank you, darryl, for your kind words on "don't rub me out now" - much appreciated.

Stephanie Bobo – Mar 26, 2010

Thank you for your comments on "Maps," Darryl--I really appreciate them!

Jeremy Cairns – Mar 25, 2010

I really enjoy your work. I absolutely loved "There's Not One Single Word" especially. There's a reading coming up here in Seattle. I usually just go and listen, but I think I might get up and read that one.

Kait Mauro – Mar 24, 2010

Thank you very much, that made me smile. :)

Sara – Mar 24, 2010

Darryl, thanks so much for taking the time to read Girl and to respond in such a thoughtful way. I know it's not a cheery one, but I'm glad to hear it was effective.

butterfly feet. i mean, that's beautiful.

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Mar 23, 2010

Thanks for the warm welcome DP. And I love your treatises above. Amen, brother...

Shawn Misener – Mar 23, 2010

Haven't read the beer one yet. I do realy like Skinny Legs quite a bit, though.

Darryl Price – Mar 22, 2010

Jim--thanks for the good heart-felt response.I feel much better now. I love hearing from you at any time for any reason. You're one of my favorite people on the planet.Good luck with all that work. I know you're up to task.

Em dash – Feb 26, 2010

Hey Darryl! Thank you for the lovely comment you left on 634, I really appreciate it.

Amy Marie Thomas – Feb 21, 2010

Thank you so much for the kind welcome! You have an amazing music taste. Looking forward to reading what you're doing.

Em dash – Feb 21, 2010

Thanks for the hearty welcome!

Julie Innis – Feb 19, 2010

Hey, where did Ducks go? I was just going to comment on how much I love it!

Julie Innis – Feb 19, 2010

As always, thank you!

Bruce Spear – Feb 17, 2010

Thanks for the greetings, I'm looking forward to spending more time with this community soon!

Shelagh Power-Chopra – Feb 15, 2010

Hi there!

Thanks for checking out the blog!

Nice pieces – of what I've read of your work so far. I'll explore a bit more later...

Matt Dennison – Feb 15, 2010

Hey, D.P. Thanks for all the reads and nice comments. I'm aware of 'em and I appreciate 'em!

If you play guitar I assume you've learned a lot of Lennon songs. If so, what, in your opinion, is his favorite chord, that one which he uses over and over and which tends (imo) to add that certain biting flavor to his songs?

(I've formed *my* opinion, just wonder if someone else agrees.)

sara t. – Feb 15, 2010

D.P., thanx for your comments on "The spaces between words". I wasnt sure if that line you commented on worked. So I'm glad you liked it!

sara t. – Feb 09, 2010

D.P. I just have to say your writing gets to me.

Jack Swenson – Feb 07, 2010

Thanks for your encouragement. I really appreciate it.

Meg Pokrass – Feb 06, 2010

thank you so much for your lovely words about Kumquat Soda!

Frank Indiana – Feb 05, 2010

Thanks for the welcome, D.P. Hope to start reading and commenting here this weekend!

Emily Sparkles – Feb 04, 2010

thank you for the welcome! cheers! :)

Erin Cole – Feb 03, 2010

Hi D.P.,
I was just brave enough and joined the poetry group.
Thanks for stopping by.

Derek Osborne – Feb 02, 2010

Hey D.P.

I knew Sunflower would sound great. Finn did a nice job

Carol Reid – Feb 01, 2010

Really enjoyed Finnegan's reading of your poem, D.P.!

Louise Norlie – Jan 25, 2010

Hi D.P. and thanks for the warm welcome.

Carol Reid – Jan 24, 2010

D.P. you've been consistently kind and encouraging to many people here, including moi. Don't doubt for a moment that you're appreciated. Writing is a lonely business, and I think necessarily so, but just as necessary to most is a sense of community.

Jack Swenson – Jan 12, 2010

Thanks for the comment about the stories. You are a prince.

Darryl Price – Jan 10, 2010

Hi Angela. I'm a quick learner.

Angela Brett – Jan 09, 2010

Hi D.P, and thanks for the welcome. You sure have written a lot of poetry for somebody who was born only six months ago. :)

Finnegan Flawnt – Jan 01, 2010

congrats on the poem in fourpaperletters, d.p.! happy NY to you!

Cami Park – Jan 01, 2010

Thanks, D.P., for your nice words. Very encouraging.

Finnegan Flawnt – Dec 31, 2009

d.p. i like your new pic. you've been dubbed fnaut's romantic heart by gary and i concur with that. go well into that new year, mate!

Kevin Shamel – Dec 30, 2009

Thank you, D.P.

I'm happy you like it. I thought I'd just let it flow. I'm enjoying your poetry. Thanks for putting it out there.

Carol Reid – Dec 28, 2009

Hey, thank you for your very generous comments about my story! I'm beginning to feel quite comfortable here at Fictionaut thanks to you and other kind people!

Finnegan Flawnt – Dec 23, 2009

powerful thoughts in your contribution in the matchbook discussion forum, d.p., thanks!

Kim Conklin – Dec 23, 2009

Hi DP,

Loving your work, DP, and your point of view. Being for Being Against the Common Sense really stood out for me, as did Look Like the Sea is Always, I Want This To Be (revised), and Bio 101. (I'm married to a philosopher!)


Mary Szmagaj – Dec 21, 2009

Thank you for the kind words. I'm enjoying your poetry.

Heather Fowler – Dec 21, 2009

Hey, sweetie! Coming up for air now. Just stopping in to say hi and that I'm thinking of you. All warmest, xo! H

Jeremy Holland – Dec 18, 2009

Thanks for the post! I think it's the salty air.

Jeffrey S. Callico – Dec 18, 2009

The Centaur was his personal favorite. I still can't believe he's gone.

Larry Strattner – Dec 15, 2009

Thank you, and may your days be peaceful and bright. LS

Matt Dennison – Dec 13, 2009

Hey, D.P., Thanks for the kind words re: "Flower.."!

Nicholas Rombes – Dec 13, 2009

Thanks for the words of welcome--glad to be here. Looking forward to checking out your work. N.R.

Susan Tepper – Dec 13, 2009

Thanks for your sweet welcome words on my wall.

See ya – Nov 24, 2009

Hey, thanks for the read on Stray Horses. I thought you'd like some of the high language, you poet you.

Tara King – Nov 24, 2009

Thanks for the kind welcome!

Arlene Tribbia – Sep 19, 2009

Hi Darryl,
Thanks for stopping by to visit prose poems. It was great to see your post there - you're brave to leap in and share your work first! I'd love to read more of your poems. I'm still getting the hang of this site, so bear with me while I discover what works & what doesn't. There's so much great stuff here - easy to get lost.

Lily Hoang – Sep 16, 2009

thanks for the welcome. looking forward to all this is.

Ryan W. Bradley – Sep 16, 2009

thanks, darryl, i've managed to pack in a lot of odd experiences!

James Yeh – Sep 16, 2009

thanks for the welcome! glad to be a part of it.

Gary Moshimer – Sep 10, 2009

Thanks for your support,Daryl.

Valerie O'Riordan – Sep 09, 2009

Hey Darryl! Glad you like the blog - keep up the pestering!

anjali – Sep 09, 2009

Thank you for your kind words. Fictionaut is pretty cool.

J.S. Graustein – Sep 09, 2009

Cheers, Darryl!

Erica Hoskins Mullenix – Sep 04, 2009

Thanks for visiting my blog; it makes me happy that you enjoyed it. Thanks especially for leaving a message.

Dan Moreau – Aug 29, 2009

Thanks for writing on my wall. Dig your reading list. Cheers!

Angi Becker Stevens – Aug 27, 2009

Thank you! I'm trying to learn my way around here.

Chanel Dubofsky – Aug 20, 2009

Hi Darryl, thanks so much for your feedback.

Larry Strattner – Aug 07, 2009

I was just taking a look here again and have to say I agree 100% with your thought "There's also a belief that the world becomes what we say it is--that we are creating the world every time we speak it. And because of this belief poetry has the power to change things, I think, for the better, for the wiser, for the kinder. It's at least worth a try."

I absolutely think imagery shapes and influences life. Writing good things is worth more than a try. I generate my share of drivel and wish sometimes I could write something truly beautiful. Failing that I am thankful for those who do.

As soon as I understand poetry I'll get back to you. (My poetry is just like my prose - if you can imagine what that might be like.)

David Erlewine – Aug 07, 2009

Hi Darryl, I truly appreciate kind words about Hurlophobia. This story evolved a lot over a long span... I never appreciated the father's love for the son until reading your comments. It's amazing how close I can get to a story (MY OWN STORY!) and still not really "see" that angle until a great reader like yourself points it out. Thanks again my friend. It's comments like yours and readers like yourself that keep me writing. David

Robbin Thompson – Aug 02, 2009

Hi Darryl,
Thank you for your warm welcome to Fictionaut. Appreciate your comments and look forward to reading your stories. Many thanks. Rob

Ann Bogle – Jul 27, 2009

Darryl, the poem I mentioned: "Freundinnen: Her Lost Friend Poem" can be found at: http://annbogle.blogspot.com/2007/01/freundinnnen-her-lost-friend-poem.html. I didn't submit it to journals (I wasn't trying to publish poems then). A teacher critiqued it as "too general." I think I ignored her take. The poem has had its readers looking for poems about lost friendship.

Beth Gallaspy – Jul 25, 2009

Thanks for the encouraging comments. Don't worry, I wasn't giving up on the story. I just decided I didn't want to share it in this forum right now.

Sandra Rouse – Jul 22, 2009

Thanks for the suggestion regarding WS Merwin's short stories. I have only read some of his poetry.

Beth Gallaspy – Jul 15, 2009

Thanks so much for your kind words on Singing River. My insecurities were starting to get the better of me. You gave me just the encouragement I needed. I'll have to check out your work.

Teresa Houle – Jul 14, 2009

thanks for the note. I looked up John Bellairs and I think I'll like uploading his work into toddler bot when the time is right. I'm pretty new new but I look forward to reading your work.

Joe Bardin – Jul 11, 2009

Thanks for your note, Darryl. I'm enjoying the work posted here and the contact with writers.

Thomas Easterling – Jul 02, 2009

Thanks for dropping by to look at my wall, and especially for taking a peek at "True Lu." I agree: no matter how fine an idea, beauty must live in the words that make it.

Andreas Trolf – Jul 02, 2009

Hey Darryl, thanks for the wonderful comment on "Chumming...", and thanks for the read.

Steven Seighman – Jun 26, 2009

Indeed, Darryl. I miss DFW too. And I love Chip's writing. Not as much as his design though. He's pretty much my hero in that world.

evntho – Jun 20, 2009

Thanks for the super kind words!

M.H. – Jun 20, 2009

Thanks for your comments on my story. They are much appreciated.

Michelle Watson – May 19, 2009

Thanks for the welcoming note, Darryl! The authors I listed have always inspired me (as well as many others, both Russian and international), but my writing is actually pretty minimalistic. Will post something soon.

Brandon Hobson – May 12, 2009

Thanks, bro.

Maud Casey – Apr 22, 2009

Isn't Gould's Book of Fish strange and beautiful?

Morgan Harlow – Apr 21, 2009

thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my work, Darryl

Samuel Brase – Apr 21, 2009

thanks for the comment Darryl! the story just kind of happened, and the ending was a little rushed, but I wanted to keep it all as brief as possible. win some lose some!

Ethel Rohan – Apr 16, 2009

Thanks so much, Darryl, for your lovely comments on "Dinner With The Lydia"--I really appreciate them.

Jedediah Berry – Apr 14, 2009

Small beer? It's like small potatoes, except you can drink them.

Samuel Brase – Apr 14, 2009

thanks for the howdy. hopefully I'll get something up this week and we can see if all this fuss is worthwhile.

Heather Fowler – Apr 09, 2009

I love it! :) Hoping you have a great week! All best and warmest, xo, H

Brenda Cowe – Apr 06, 2009

Thanks Darryl for your message. Sorry it's taken me so long to respond!

Ethel Rohan – Apr 05, 2009

Hi Darryl,

I'm so sorry. I just realized I never responded to your warm welcome. Thank you for your kind comments. I look forward to reading more of your work.

Savannah Schroll Guz – Apr 03, 2009

Hello! Thank you so much! I'm checking out some of yours right now. :-)

Gail Siegel – Mar 27, 2009

Darryl Price! We have the same birthday! I must read one of your stories...

David Erlewine – Mar 27, 2009

Lauren's right! You are poetic in your reviews. Thanks so much for your comment on My son the rabbi. Greatly appreciate it, man. I'll check out your poem soon and thanks for sending to me.

Timmy Waldron – Mar 25, 2009

Thanks for the note!

Lauren Becker – Mar 25, 2009

thanks so much for your lovely comment on "chickens and eggs" and some of my others. you are poetic even in your reviews.

Maria Robinson – Mar 23, 2009

Thanks, Darryl, so much!

Jessica West – Mar 06, 2009

thanks for your note darryl. i'll get there slowly

Amanda Nazario – Mar 06, 2009

Thanks! Hope yours is happy too.

aimée laberge – Mar 04, 2009

darryl-- in response to your challenge for a woozy tale from the big boat stuck in the ice...the novel is a-coming, as big and bold and magenta-ish as an ice breaker! (but as fragile as new ice too) . wishing you the best with your enticingly-titled poetry pieces...

Andrew Bowen – Mar 04, 2009

Hey man. I've actually written a short story and a novella since we last spoke. Won't be posted until published ; ) Nah, I got the raven photo off a website. I dunno, got a thing for ravens.

Heather Fowler – Feb 25, 2009

Hi Darryl,

Thanks so much for your feedback on my piece! Looking forward to reading more of yours. :) Hope you're having an excellent week.

All warmest and best, xo,

David Erlewine – Feb 24, 2009

Hi Darryl! Thanks for your kind words about Touching Tires. So glad you liked it. Your comments are very insightful/interesting.

Jared Ward – Jan 29, 2009

Yeah, Restaurant. Makes me want to go read it again. Right now. Good poems, thanks for the message.

Jessica West – Jan 21, 2009

Hi Darryl, Thanks for your message. Great Poems. Best, J

Tania Hershman – Jan 07, 2009

I write because I have to, because if I don't I start to feel ill. Shaping words is how I make sense of the world. Thanks for asking, Darryl!

Darryl Price – Jan 06, 2009

Thanks Darryl,

I checked out a few of your pieces and was happy to find some fire. I haven't added anything yet up here (overworked, 14 month-old daughter, etc.) but I'm hoping people will follow my novel in progress here: http://twitter.com/dahveed_miller

look forward to more downstream,


Brent Robison – Jan 06, 2009

Writing is important because it is abstraction x 2: complex things, both physical and intangible, represented by words that are not those things, and then the words themselves represented by silly squiggles doubly removed from what they refer to.... The mental wiring necessary for this feat of comprehension has in its evolution lifted us from the mud, toward the angels. Besides that, it's fun.

Andrew Bowen – Jan 06, 2009

Why is writing important to me? Well, because it beats the pants off other forms of expression like road rage or becoming one of those first-cut contestants on American Idol.

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