Sunday, April 29, 2018

Poem 20: Epicenter

When I spotted this Webster's at an antique mall, I took the opportunity to find my new theme for a poem. I also picked up a device for writing a poem: a 1950 Royal KMG for only $35. I cleaned the typewriter, equipped it with a new ribbon, and used to write comments on a batch of student papers as well as this poem. Tomorrow it goes on sale at Urban Legend Typewriters.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Poem 11: Supersaturation

I continue to invite readers to propose themes for poems.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Poem 09: Ilícito

Mexican typospherian Armando Warner (creator of a new blog, The Mechanical Typewriter Page) opened his own dictionary at random to provide my new poetic challenge.

Translation: All knowledge is illicit. To violate is to know. Opinion without a struggle is mere appearance. — But is there knowledge without love? Is pain required? Caresses also teach us and have their own flavor.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Poem 06: Monster

Fred e-mailed me this topic.

What's next?

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Poem 04: Earworm

Name your topic, I'll write my next poem on it ...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Poem 03: Spring

Name your topic, I'll write my next poem on it ...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Poem 02: Haircut

Again, my next poem will be based on suggestions from readers in comments. If there are none, I'll open the dictionary at random.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Poem 01: Gagarin/Noah

What a great set of suggestions from readers! My first poem combines two of them.

(Typed on an IBM Executive and a Facit TP1.)

Again, the rules for this National Poetry Month project are that I must type my next poem based on a theme (or themes) proposed by readers in comments. If there are no suggestions from readers, I'll open the dictionary at random and pick a word.