NEW KICKSTARTER PROJECT
3 years later. It's Friday afternoon. You're dozing through your email inbox and work, contemplating your Tinder matches, and you may be asking yourself: what the heck is... Read more
Poetry Ferrari Recap
The Poetry Ferrari went off without a hitch last Wednesday, April 27th.
After the transporter delivered the Ferrari 360 GT Spyder Convertible to Flamingo Park at noon, I... Read more
Poetry Ferrari End Reading
Walt Whitman's "America" set to Caetano Veloso's "Soy Loco Por Ti America" at 95 mph...
George Oppen's "Myself I Sing" set to Justice's "Civilization" down Biscayne Boulevard...
James Wright's "Lying... Read more
We did it.
I'm sitting here in the classroom and my students are peer reviewing each others papers.
It's my birthday and I'm thinking about the big fat steak I'm going to have... Read more
HISTORY FAIR @ Miami New Times
In honor of National Poetry Month and the radicalness that is Poetry Ferrari, The Miami New Times has posted my ode to Miami, "History Fair."
$420 to go and... Read more
I HAVE DRUNK TOO MUCH WATER
I remember seeing Robert Pinsky read a few years ago at the Miami Book Fair for his latest collection, Gulf Music. Pinsky talked about how he had this idea... Read more
WRITING SHIT ABOUT NEW SNOW and other Haiku by Kobayashi Issa
My favorite non-living poet is Kobayashi Issa. Not only because when I think of him I see Kobayashi the Coney Island Hot Dog eating champion writing haiku in feudal Japan, but for... Read more
SNOW by David Berman
Keeping with the weekend theme of poems-not-my-own, here's a poem by my favorite living poet, David Berman.
I've only read a book of poetry cover to cover once, and it... Read more
O BRENDAN FRASER
Brendan Fraser is one of those actors people love or hate. Personally, I think he's the jam. He's unpretentious, fun, and he can act the crap out of a role... Read more
HAIKU @ C2E2 / MIAMI NEW TIMES
chasing down a Juggernaut
to the churro stand.
I shared this haiku on the comic convention floor with Brian Azzarello. I asked him to help me write more.... Read more
With the Bulls at number 1 in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls/Celtics game tomorrow, and the playoffs fast approaching, it's pretty easy to say that basketball has taken up a... Read more
EARTH IS WHERE I KEEP MY STUFF
The title for this poem came from a line in the animated series "The Tick."
See, the Tick hears that the bad guy "Thrakkarzog" is planning to destroy the earth... Read more
FROM THE HYMN OF EMPEDOCLES by Matthew Arnold
In the spirit of the Poetry Ferrari (or Poetry Chariot, as we're now calling it) I thought it may be smart to post a beloved poem by another poet.
Sometimes... Read more
WISCONSIN, AMAZON, and THE NEW YORKER
So the Poetry Ferrari was just written up in The New Yorker.
How cool is that? Special thanks to Jeannie Vanasco for being such a pleasure to talk to. And... Read more
A few weeks ago, Miami freakazoids The Jacuzzi Boys came to Chicago and jammed out at one of my favorite venues in Chicago, The Hideout. We were all sitting around... Read more
MIAMI HATES YOU
Don't let the title fool ya, it's a love poem to Miami.
I wrote this poem for my homeless buddy Edgar, who can regularly be seen in the Middle Miami... Read more
People manage to fall in love everywhere: in line at a KFC as you choose your sides, at costume parties where you're dress up as a slice of anchovie pizza and they're... Read more
So the day I left Miami last May, I slept on the 27th st. beach, woke up, and I wrote a farewell haiku:
Heron splashed by the waves,
did... Read more
SWEAT - new poem
so last night I had a dream that there was a tattoo shop called "POETRY FERRARI". The shop was in New York City, and I was in a... Read more
Totally Rad POETRY FERRARI Graphic by Christopher Louvet!
Check out this gnarly graphic created by Poetry Ferrari contributor Christopher Louvet!
Holy Italian Sportscar Batman, that's sexy.
Check out Christopher's online chapbook publication, Floating Wolf Quarterly, which features a... Read more
TONGUE - text of the poem from the trailer
We (myself and cameraman/editor/graphic designer/dragonslayer Brian Mead) had to cut out a lot of the poem to make it fit for the trailer, so here's the entirety of the poem... Read more