I tried to write a poem a day on my smart phone during April 2011. Here are the results. I’ve also added some annotations / gossip to certain poems, which is very exciting and self-indulgent.
Old Worlds (4/3): Written on the way home from a family wedding.
Two Lessons on Marriage (found poem) (4/3): Text composed on 4/2 by my girlfriend during my cousin’s wedding ceremony.
Raw Material (4/5): Title taken from the theme of my department’s graduate student conference this year.
a thousand goodnights (4/11): Title borrowed from Shakespeare.
The Information Race (4/12): Text taken from biographies / qualifications offered up by participants in a recent election held by my department.
Bare Poem (4/13): As the note at the end suggests, my friends and I took turns writing couplets here.
Tell Your Friends (4/16): Billy Joel was bound to show up sooner or later. The Constantines album I was listening to that day was Tournament of Hearts. Great record.
Drown Yr Sorrows (4/25): Bravo Pizza in Allston makes good, New York style slices (regular and Sicilian).
Dressing Wounds (4/26)