National Poetry Month: April 9

, and Literary Walk Home. It was there, cruising through Prairie Lights on a lunchbreak, that I discovered the writer Andrew Michael Roberts. He is a unique writer, and his poems in something has to happen next, grew out of his obsessions with time and catastrophe, love and abandonment- what is always possible, almost attained, but lost at the last minute. This felt very familiar. Today I read his poem, “the moments before the crash landing are clearest”: Robert Vaughan reads “the moments before the crash landing are clearest” byAndrew Michael Roberts – YouTube   When was the last time you crashed? The first? What did it feel like? I have a poem in Microtones called “The Upswing of Falling.” It originally appeared at Metazen, and feels like it could be a sibling to Andrew’s poems. (The Lost Bookshelf Homepage So, for writers, when do you use abstraction in your poems? Do you ever play with leaving the door open? The lights off? No sound idea of where you are headed?  ]]>

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