THE POET BY DAY

Daily Archives: July 26, 2016

ACTION ALERT Bill in Sacramento Threatens Freedom of Speech, Right to Boycott  AB 2844 “Engaging in an economic boycott of “any sovereign nation or people recognized by the government of the United States” — like the anti-apartheid boycotts of South Africa in the 1980s — could become a felony under a proposed state law currently making its way through the legislature. “The bill — AB 2844 — is due to be taken… Read More

I was definitely the product you’d expect from the odd and awkward situation in which I grew up and surely I showed little talent, no free thinking and no genius or particular promise. The poem is not good – some youth write profoundly beautiful and wise poetry and young people today are far more savvy than I ever was  –  but it does illustrate that after fifty years or so writing will improve. We writers often have… Read More