English poetry

Poems in English

Operation Memory

We were smoking some of this knockout weed when Operation Memory was announced. To his separate bed Each soldier went, […]

April 24

Did you know that Evian spelled backwards is naive? I myself was unaware of this fact until last Tuesday night […]

To The Author Of Glare

There comes a time when the story turns into twenty Different stories and soon after that he academy of shadows […]

March 1

I could stare for hours At her, the woman stepping Out of her bath, breasts Bare, towel around her waist, […]

January 1

Some people confuse inspiration with lightning Not me I know it comes from the lungs and air You breathe it […]

March 30

Eighty-one degrees a record high for the day Which is not my birthday but will do until The eleventh of […]

To William Holden

(July 15) We know who The guards are In those POW Movies with brutal But easy to Fool fat Germans […]

October 16

What can you say about the Mets Down three games to none One run down with six outs to go […]

May 26

In Rotterdam I’m Going to speak about The state of poetry On a panel with a Pole And a Turk. […]

Ninth Inning

He woke up in New York City on Valentine’s Day, Speeding. The body in the booth next to his was […]

Fifth Amendment

The fear of perjuring herself turned into a tacit Admission of her guilt. Yet she had the skill And the […]

January 2

The old war is over the new one has begun Between drivers and pedestrians on a Friday In New York […]

With Tenure

If Ezra Pound were alive today (and he is) He’d be teaching At a small college in the Pacific Northwest […]

April 21

I’m a very average person, And I think most people are. I vote with the common man. I have two […]

Eleventh Hour

The bloom was off the economic recovery. “I just want to know one thing,” she said. What was that one […]

June 11

It’s my birtday I’ve got an empty Stomach and the desire to be Lazy in the hammock and maybe Go […]


The happiest moment in a woman’s life Is when she hears the turn of her lover’s key In the lock, […]

September 22

It’s the day of the ram And the head of the year Rosh Ha’Shanah at Services I sat next to […]

Examples (August 27)

The last Campbell’s tomato soup can Of the twentieth century is going to The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh That […]

January 31

Nothing extends a phone Call more effectively than Saying you’re on your way out But she wants to tell you […]

January 24

I was about to be mugged by a man With a chain so angry he growled At the Lincoln Center […]

December 7

As I sit at my desk wishing I did not have to edit a book On poetry and painting a […]

The Left Bank

Don’t walk away, Renee, I’m just getting warmed up Your body is like a river And I’m going to swim […]

April 26

When my father Said mein Fehler I thought it meant “I’m a failure” Which was my error Which is what […]

June 6

No two are identical though They begin from the same Point in time the same point in The dream when […]

The Lift

The wonderful thing About being with You in this hotel Lift in London full Of people is that none Of […]

Ode To Pornography

If you could write down the words Moving through a man’s mind as He masturbates you’d have a quick Bonus […]

Big Hair

Ithaca, October 1993: Jorie went on a lingerie Tear, wanting to look like a moll In a Chandler novel. Dinner, […]

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