ANNOUNCING: Pandemonia (Poems In Seclusion)

This is a new book, free for the asking. So ask. I have no time for publishing it as a book, so it will be stapled and mailed to you on the cheap. I hope you’re happy. I hope you’re satisfied. I hope you can sleep at night. Here’s How To get your...

“Ethical Will” [Poem with video]

For years, I have taught workshops on writing ethical wills. I have drafted my own, but never felt finished. With this poem, I feel complete. This poem is my ethical will. A Jewish tradition, ethical wills pass ethical values to the next generation. In recent years,...

“The Fourth Turning” [Poem with video]

The Fourth Turning Who wouldn’t jump on a plane To Monaco, Key West, and Spain? Hot cars! Fresh honey! The haves have money! Take a selfie! The Reichstag’s a’flame! The title refers to The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy – What the Cycles...

“Next Pandemic” [Poem with video]

Next Pandemic The next pandemic requires transfer of droplets but not like this one. To survive the next pandemic we will need to congregate in tight spaces with poor ventilation or in swimming pools, frolicking beside people we’ve only just met who have come...

“Do The Pandemic” [Poem with video]

After the text is a video with me reading the poem, followed by comments from poets Beth Weinstock and Steve Abbott. We met on May 17 for a Poetry Circle during which poets read poems — finished and unfinished — to the others and then comment with...

“Now You Know” [Poem with video]

After the text is a video with me reading the poem, followed by comments from poets Beth Weinstock and Steve Abbott. We met on May 17 for a Poetry Circle during which poets read poems — finished and unfinished — to the others and then comment with...

“Access To Francis” [Poem with video]

Here is a poem inspired on Good Friday and Easter 2020 by images of the Pope presenting his messages to the world amid pandemic solitude. After the text is a video with me reading the poem, followed by comments from poets Beth Weinstock and Audrey Brahler. We met on...