Monthly Archives: November 2013

Reading the Bible And/Or Letting The Bible Read Me

  What follows below is a reflection published in the newsletter of my local parish church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Although I wrote it initially for Episcopal readers, it has, perhaps, a wider application for both Christians … Continue reading

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Garrison Keillor Reads My Poem “Summer Ending” on The Writer’s Almanac (17 November 2013)

  A poet friend emailed me this morning to say that Garrison Keillor had posted and read aloud my poem “Summer Ending” from my new book of verse The Fiddler of Driskill Hill (LSU Press, 2013). I had no idea … Continue reading

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How Do Poets Know When a Poem is Finished?

  The question in the title of this post is one that I am often asked in interviews, by other poets, and by readers of poetry. I can only speak from my own experience. When one goes to an eye … Continue reading

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On Being a “Freshman” Forever and “Dr. Middleton’s Little Cards”

  The address that follows was written and delivered nearly 10 years ago but seems as “fresh” to me now as it did then. Comments welcome. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                     PHI KAPPA PHI FRESHMAN … Continue reading

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