Category: Poetics

Two Hands in my Gut

Dennis Formento reflects on Snyder, Di Prima, environmental & urban poetics, & his stasis + 14 haiku from Spirit Vessels.

Stairs Digital landscape from photos ©2013 Michael Dickel

28 July Poetics Series

This post will be a short break from the Flash Fiction Month posts I’ve been doing so far this month. Every so often, I post Twitter poems (which, of course, have to be short—fewer than 140 characters including any hashtags). Usually, when I do post them, I post […]

Whipped egg whites and egg yolks ready to be folded together for an omelet.

Two poems for April

For April, two poems published four years ago in a small anthology. Are poems like omelets? What is inspiration? A r s   p o e t i c a Water drops in hot oil disappear instantaneously like meaning in conversation between two who do not speak. Steam […]

Sidewalk ephemeral poem

Ephemeral poetry

A few fleeting thoughts on ephemerality, technologies, and poetry Sometimes poets obtain a sort of immortality. Anonymous has written so many poems over the centuries, for instance. Okay, that’s not the best of examples. However, you probably know what I mean. How long ago did Sappho live? Shakespeare? […]