Poem: Earthlings

Earthlings Astronauts William Andres, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman Read the creation story From Genesis in the Bible As they orbited the moon. We saw what the moon And good earth looked like From outer space … And the crew Of Apollo 8 closed with “good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless… Continue reading Poem: Earthlings

Writer’s Life : My Writing Report Card

My writing report card for July: I was rejected by: Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker, and Asimov’s Science Fiction. I was accepted by: vox poetica. The poem Urban Pigeons will be in their August 26, 2012 issue. I had a book review in this month’s Front Row Lit magazine. I have four submissions currently pending… Continue reading Writer’s Life : My Writing Report Card

Meet the Poets: Maxine Kumin – Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 1973 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1981 -1982

Maxine Kumin (born June 6, 1925) is an American poet and author. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1981–1982. She received her BA and MA from Radcliffe College. She has published numerous books of poetry, including Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010 (W. W. Norton,… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Maxine Kumin – Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 1973 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1981 -1982

Poem: The Year 2000 Is Only 30 Years Away

The Year 2000 Is Only 30 Years Away It’s Thursday and 1970 starts today as the 60s are now in the past In the Cotton Bowl we will watch Texas play Notre Dame After we watch the Cotton Bowl and Tournament of Roses Parades And the reporter just said the year 2000 is only 30… Continue reading Poem: The Year 2000 Is Only 30 Years Away

Meet the Poets: Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks – Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1950 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1985

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born on June 17, 1917 in Topeka Kansas. She was the older of two children born to Keziah and David Brooks. The same year of her birth she and her family moved to Chicago where she has resided her entire life. Brooks’ mother discovered her gift for writing at the early… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks – Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1950 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1985

Meet the Poets: Phyllis McGinley – 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

“The Velvet Hand I call that parent rash and wild Who’d reason with a six-year child, Believing little twigs are bent By calm, considered argument. In bandying words with progeny, There’s no percentage I can see, And people who, imprudent, do so, Will wonder how their troubles grew so. Now underneath this tranquil roof Where… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Phyllis McGinley – 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

World War II Airplane Facts

INTERESTING AIRPLANE FACTS FROM WORLD WAR II NOTE: This is not original research by me, but information available on the world wide web and in multiple print resources.  Some of the references are listed at the end of the article. The formatting and tables with aircraft pictures and make models are my original contribution to this information. For… Continue reading World War II Airplane Facts

Meet the Poets: Audrey Wurdemann – 1935 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

“I walk in ambush bright With terror and delight, The savage lovely beast Pacing within my breast, The proud heart being more Proud than it was before For having in its hold A prize of living gold.” — from Bright Ambush by Audrey Wurdemann Audrey Wurdemann (January 1, 1911 – May 20, 1960) was an… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Audrey Wurdemann – 1935 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Meet the Poets: Amy Lawrence Lowell – 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

“A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men.” — Amy Lowell Amy Lawrence Lowell (February 9, 1874 – May 12, 1925) was an American poet of the imagist school from Brookline, Massachusetts who posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926. Paul Lauter says of Lowell… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Amy Lawrence Lowell – 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Poem: Starting High School

Starting High School In San Francisco it’s the summer of love, Long haired hippies, peace signs and doves. In Viet-Nam the soldiers are dying, Back home their families are crying, And Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play. Jim wants to “Light My Fire”, While Grace’s rabbit only flies higher. The evening news shows the… Continue reading Poem: Starting High School