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Lies   (poem, February 2024)

Curriculum Vitae   (poem, February 2024)

What Is?   (poem, February 2024)

Your Paradise   (poem, January 2024)

Campaign ’24   (poem, January 2024)

Tricycle in the Woods   (poem, December 2023)

Cradle Catholic   (poem, December 2023)

Allegory   (poem, November 2023)

The Institute Woods   (poem, November 2023)

Stones   (poem, October 2023)

Anthropomorphism   (poem, September 2023)

Quantum Foam   (poem, August 2023)

Sainthood   (poem, August 2023)

Mushroom People   (poem, August 2023)

The Devil   (poem, July 2023)

[last day of spring]   (poem, June 2023)

Consider the Neighbors   (poem, June 2023)

[multiflower rose]   (poem, June 2023)

Stigmata   (poem, June 2023)

[spring day, puff of wind]   (poem, May 2023)

Theology   (poem, May 2023)

Circus   (poem, April 2023)

The Founder Effect   (poem, March 2023)

Rituals   (poem, March 2023)

Ash Wednesday (Memento Homo)   (poem, February 2023)

[snow falling gently]   (poem, February 2023)

In the Louvre   (poem, January 2023)

Well-Made Things   (poem, January 2023)

Basilisk   (poem, January 2023)

Panama   (poem, January 2023)

One Theory   (poem, December 2022)

Good   (poem, December 2022)

Steerage   (poem, December 2022)

Unfinished Epilogue   (poem, December 2022)

What We Wanted   (poem, November 2022)

Conspiracy Theory   (poem, November 2022)

The Feast of All Souls   (poem, November 2022)

The Man of Sorrows   (poem, October 2022)

The Choir Loft   (poem, October 2022)

As Prophesied   (poem, September 2022)

Layman   (poem, September 2022)

Our Hero   (poem, September 2022)

An Encounter   (poem, September 2022)

The Chair   (poem, August 2022)

The Connecticut   (poem, August 2022)

Indolence   (poem, July 2022)

Homily: A Surrealistic Prose Poem   (poem, July 2022)

Peeler Lake, Hoover Wilderness   (poem, July 2022)

Two Tankas   (poem, July 2022)

Sunday Mass   (poem, June 2022)

Tanka for the Eve of Summer   (poem, June 2022)

The Virgin Mary   (poem, June 2022)

Imagine a World   (poem, June 2022)

Gloria   (poem, May 2022)

Marlboro May   (poem, May 2022)

Credo   (poem, May 2022)

The Shirt   (poem, April 2022)

Betrayal   (poem, April 2022)

The Lucky Ones   (poem, March 2022)

Forgetting   (poem, March 2022)

Grace   (poem, March 2022)

Confetior   (poem, February 2022)

Beer Hall Putsch   (poem, February 2022)

Bags and Tools   (poem, October 1984)

December Twilight   (poem, January 2022)

Heaven   (poem, December 2021)

Survivors   (poem, November 2021)

In the Dark   (poem, November 2021)

My Shadow   (poem, November 2021)

Names of Trees   (poem, November 2021)

Compulsion   (poem, October 2021)

October Grousing   (poem, October 2021)

A Bottle in Front of Me   (poem, October 2021)

Wabi-sabi   (poem, October 2021)

Leopard   (poem, September 2021)

We   (poem, September 2021)

We Wanted It to End   (poem, August 2021)

Everything   (poem, August 2021)

The River   (poem, August 2021)

An Anchorite’s Catechism   (poem, July 2021)

Hungry   (poem, July 2021)

The Road That Would Lead Me to You   (lyric, June 2021)

A Gentle Nudge   (poem, June 2021)

Past Perfect   (poem, June 2021)

Don’t Think   (poem, May 2021)

A Wider Lens   (poem, May 2021)

Through the Soil   (poem, May 2021)

Blue Tarps   (poem, April 2021)

The Music Inside   (poem, March 2021)

Enlightenment   (poem, March 2021)

A Good Puzzle   (poem, February 2021)

On the Trail at Dusk   (poem, February 2021)

I Dream a World   (poem, January 2021)

Pedagogy   (poem, January 2021)

Butoh Dance   (poem, December 2020)

Corona   (poem cycle, November 2020)

The Anthropocene   (poem, November 2020)

Getting Cold   (poem, October 2020)

In the Beginning   (poem, September 2020)

Champion   (poem, September 2020)

The Don   (poem, August 2020)

Nightmare   (poem, August 2020)

Our Masks   (poem, August 2020)

Playacting   (poem, July 2020)

Bible Lesson   (poem, July 2020)

Covid July   (poem, July 2020)

Sing, Bluebird, Sing!   (poem, July 2020)

Covid June   (poem, June 2020)

Covid Spring   (poem, May 2020)

Patagonia   (poem, May 2020)

April 2020   (poem, April 2020)

In the Garden of Sharon   (poem, April 2020)

Monarchs   (poem, April 2020)

Hunkering   (poem, March 2020)

Used to It   (poem, March 2020)

Why I Didn’t Take Her Picture   (poem, March 2020)

Trail Boss   (poem, February 2020)

What Is It about Drums?   (poem, February 2020)

Print Town   (poem, February 2020)

The Endling   (poem, January 2020)

The Psychic   (poem, January 2020)

Wisdom   (poem, December 2019)

Adrift   (poem, November 2019)

In the Hot Seat   (poem, November 2019)

My Anger   (poem, November 2019)

Walls   (poem, October 2019)

Farang (Getting across Bangkok)   (poem, October 2019)

Edges   (poem, October 2019)

Sam Ross: How It Feels   (introduction, October 2019)

The Rules   (poem, October 2019)

Things Are Bad   (poem, October 2019)

Rose of Tralee   (poem, October 2019)

Unseen   (poem, September 2019)

Lament   (poem, September 2019)

Back in Berkeley   (poem, September 2019)

This Evening   (poem, September 2019)

Raspberries   (poem, August 2019)

To A.L.E.   (poem, July 2019)

Foxholes   (poem, June 2019)

The Constancy Effect   (poem, June 2019)

Words Fail   (poem, June 2019)

Shrinking   (poem, May 2019)

Ruined Beauty   (poem, May 2019)

Garden Prep   (poem, May 2019)

Dreaming of Socrates   (poem, April 2019)

Envy   (poem, April 2019)

Space Walk   (poem, April 2019)

Owls   (poem, March 2019)

He’ll Be Remembered   (poem, February 2019)

The Birth of Language (Reflections on Recycling Night)   (poem, February 2019)

It’s Come to This   (poem, January 2019)

Japan, or Maybe France   (poem, November 2018)

Arachnid   (poem, October 2018)

Baron Wormser: The Poet as Novelist   (introduction, October 2018)

Wyn Cooper: Poetry without Maps   (introduction, October 2018)

Flying   (poem, August 2018)

July 3   (poem, July 2018)

Ítzi   (poem, April 2018)

Pinball   (poem, March 2018)

Thoughts and Prayers   (poem, March 2018)

Aquinas Has Questions for Hakuin   (poem, February 2018)

In the Art Bazaar   (poem, January 2018)

Rescue   (poem, January 2018)

Damien of Moloka‘i   (poem, December 2017)

Jill Bialosky, Literary Utility Infielder   (introduction, October 2017)

He Thinks about His Ratings   (poem, October 2017)

Alone in the Woods   (poem, October 2017)

Vital Signs   (poem, October 2017)

What If   (poem, September 2017)

Summertime, the Year’s Reward   (lyric, August 2017)

Sleep   (poem, July 2017)

Title   (poem, June 2017)

Grass   (poem, May 2017)

Vichy   (poem, April 2017)

Kakistocracy   (poem, March 2017)

Our Haloes   (poem, January 2017)

Cobalt Blue   (poem, January 2017)

January Thaw   (poem, January 2017)

Traces   (poem, December 2016)

Trail Boss   (lyric, December 2016)

Uncle in the Attic   (poem, November 2016)

The Art of the Spiel   (poem, November 2016)

Sari Wilson, Girl Through Glass   (introduction, October 2016)

Unpacking   (poem, October 2016)

A Well-Curated Life   (lyric, August 2016)

In   (poem, August 2016)

Dog Days   (poem, July 2016)

Home   (poem, July 2016)

Citizen   (poem, July 16)

Chemo Brain   (poem, June 2016)

Inventions   (poem, June 2016)

In the Woods   (poem, June 2016)

Harbor Pilot   (poem, May 2016)

They’re Mating Out There   (poem, May 2016)

Prompt   (poem, May 2016)

Graduation   (poem, May 2016)

Patience   (poem, April 2016)

Analogies   (lyric, March 2016)

The Crusader’s Last Song   (poem, March 2016)

Snow   (poem, March 2016)

In the Dead Sea   (poem, February 2016)

Living with Cold   (poem, February 2016)

Whiteout   (poem, January 2016)

The Float Plane   (poem, January 2016)

Perfectly Good   (lyric, January 2016)

Bandwagon (Patriotic Hymn)   (lyric, December 2015)

The Spoils of Jerusalem   (poem, December 2015)

New England Autumn Suite   (poem, November 2015)

Air Conditioning   (poem, July 2015)

These Are Not the Blues   (lyric, July 2015)

Position Available   (poem, June 2015)

She Rows   (poem, June 2015)

Perfect   (poem, June 2015)

Green   (poem, May 2015)

Hindsight   (poem, May 2015)

Rewilding the Golf Course   (poem, April 2015)

Hardware   (poem, March 2015)

A Toast to San Patricio   (lyric, March 2015)

Dreams   (poem, March 2015)

By the Time I Met Her Father   (poem, January 2015)

Carol   (lyric, January 2015)

The Solitude of the Loris   (poem, January 2015)

Auld Lang Syne   (poem, January 2015)

Ugly Girls   (lyric, December 2014)

Muse Ecology . . .   (poem, November 2014)

Cowards   (poem, November 2014)

Accidents   (poem, October 2014)

Pulse   (poem, October 2014)

A Toast   (poem, September 2014)

Nineteenth Century Canvasses   (poem, September 2014)

The Waiting Room   (poem, September 2014)

Kolelemook   (poem, September 2014)

The Poisoner’s Song   (poem, August 2014)

July 8   (poem, July 2014)

The Soddy   (poem, June 2014)

Why there are so few really good poems about acid   (poem, June 2014)

The Audacity of the Jaguar   (poem, March 2014)

Brattleboro Cross-Country Confidential   (blog, February 2014)

Preparation   (poem, January 2014)

Amerigo Vespucci   (poem, December 2013)

Weather   (poem, December 2013)

Paying the Rent on Time   (lyric, December 2013)

The Golden Sofa   (poem, November 2013)

Learning to Love November   (poem, November 2013)

Paging Doctor Bebop   (poem, November 2013)

Supermarket   (poem, October 2013)

Eliani Torres, Eroticist   (introduction, October 2013)

Of Making Books   (poem, October 2013)

So This Is What Losing You Is Like   (lyric, September 2013)

Working on My Tan   (lyric, September 2013)

Looking Out for Mister D   (lyric, September 2013)

Resistance   (lyric, September 2013)

Sculling   (poem, August 2013)

Beachcombers   (poem, July 2013)

Contact   (poem, July 2013)

The Importance of Vowels   (poem, July 2013)

Amongst Us   (poem, July 2013)

My Friend   (poem, July 2013)

Casino   (poem, June 2013)

Traffic Stop   (poem, May 2013)

At Sea   (poem, May 2013)

Reptiles   (poem, April 2013)

My Phone   (poem, April 2013)

Attending   (poem, April 2013)

Hot Cherry Pie   (poem, March 2013)

A Rose for the Reluctant   (poem, February 2013)

Psalm   (poem, February 2013)

Midwinter Rain   (poem, January 2013)

Jubilee Blues   (poem, January 2013)

A Little Something for Your Stocking   (poem, December 2012)

Centralia   (poem, December 2012)

It   (poem, November 2012)

Family   (poem, November 2012)

Election Day   (poem, November 2012)

Sun Kisses   (poem, October 2012)

Rodeo   (poem, October 2012)

On the Stump   (poem, October 2012)

Waiting in Line at the Liquor Store   (poem, October 2012)

Shooting Star   (poem, September 2012)

On the Bus   (poem, September 2012)

Why I Root for the New York Yankees   (poem, September 2012)

Outside of Town   (poem, August 2012)

Play Me the Blues   (poem, July 2012)

Pruning   (poem, July 2012)

Grief   (poem, June 2012)

The Transit of Venus   (poem, June 2012)

The Vineyard   (poem, May 2012)

Nantucket   (poem, May 2012)

Crows   (poem, May 2012)

Passchendaele   (poem, May 2012)

Pedestal   (poem, May 2012)

Weird   (poem, April 2012)

Math Anxiety   (poem, April 2012)

Upon Learning of a Book Called   (poem, March 2012)

Surrender   (poem, March 2012)

Snowless Winter   (poem, February 2012)

Saint David’s Head   (poem, February 2012)

Grease Monkey   (poem, January 2012)

The View from Black Mountain   (poem, January 2012)

The Signalman’s Story   (poem, December 2011)

The Champ   (poem, December 2011)

But in my dream   (poem, November 2011)

What We Get   (poem, October 2011)

The View from Hinsdale Bridge   (poem, October 2011)

Picture This   (poem, October 2011)

Mother Dulcimer   (poem, September 2011)

The Towers   (poem, September 2011)

Chemo   (poem, September 2011)

First Night   (poem, August 2011)

PET Scan   (poem, August 2011)

From Dartmouth-Hitchcock   (poem, August 2011)

Biopsy   (poem, July 2011)

CAT Scan   (poem, July 2011)

Bat Boy Heavy   (poem, July 2011)

From Windmill Hill   (poem, June 2011)

Brown   (poem, June 2011)

The Tell   (poem, May 2011)

Landscape   (poem, May 2011)

Those Pictures   (poem, May 2011)

The Vice President’s Dream   (poem, April 2011)

Cross-Country Skiing: A Primer   (poem, March 2011)

Astrology   (poem, March 2011)

Mr. McPhee’s Class   (poem, March 2011)

The Five Buddha Ring   (poem, February 2011)

On the Playground   (poem, February 2011)

Editor   (poem, December 2010)

Khao-I-Dang   (poem, December 2010)

Desire   (poem, December 2010)

Gratitude   (poem, November 2010)

Indoor Movies   (poem, November 2010)

Reckless   (poem, October 2010)

The Two Girls   (poem, October 2010)

Carolyn’s Table   (poem, September 2010)

Polly Song   (poem, September 2010)

Old Rick’s Gold Room   (poem, September 2010)

Garden Boy   (poem, August 2010)

Laguna Honda   (poem, August 2010)

Beauty   (poem, August 2010)

Thirteen (Alcova, 1971)   (poem, July 2010)

The Merry Dancers   (poem, July 2010)

Pride   (poem, June 2010)

Math Teacher   (poem, June 2010)

Brother Number One Reflects   (poem, June 2010)

Lunch   (poem, May 2010)

Easter Eggs   (poem, May 2010)

Pen Pal   (poem, May 2010)

Castaway   (poem, February 2010)

The Dash Between   (poem, February 2010)

Mickey at the Rail   (poem, February 2010)

The First Time We Parted   (poem, January 2010)

Mule Deer   (poem, December 2009)

The First Time I Awoke Beside You   (poem, December 2009)

Volunteer   (poem, November 2009)

The House of Everything Wrong   (poem, November 2009)

Summer Job   (poem, November 2009)

ars poetica   (poem, October 2009)

The Ash-Blue House a Little Off Dark Lane   (poem, October 2009)

DSM-IV   (poem, October 2009)

The Brace   (poem, October 2009)

Baron Wormser, Twice   (two introductions, October 2009)

The Voice of America   (poem, September 2009)

A Prayer for Hope and Healing   (prayer, July 2009)

’57 Chevy   (poem, July 2009)

Before   (poem, July 2009)

Nuptials   (poem, June 2009)

Lower East Side   (poem, June 2009)

Meeting Mrs Ping   (poem, May 2009)

The Ice Storm   (poem, May 2009)

A Window in Brattleboro   (poem, May 2009)

Holiness   (poem, September 2008)

In Paradise   (poem, July 2008)

In Play: Three Candidates Visit New Hampshire, 2008   (political reportage, May 2008)

Our Wake   (poem, July 2007)

Sarah Micklem: Getting Past “Fantasy”   (introduction, June 2007)

Honoring the Life of Lorraine Fleming   (eulogy, April 2007)

La Belle Dame avec Merci   (poem, February 2007)

The Del Ray Method   (fiction, January 2005)

dead ant in the salt shaker   (poem, October 2004)

His Tools   (poem, October 2004)

Dick Cheney and the Values of Wyoming   (essay, September 2004)

London   (poem, June 2004)

The Del Ray Method: bonus track   (fiction, October 2003)

The DMAT   (fiction, September 2003)

Celebrating the Life of Paul William Fleming   (eulogy, June 2003)

Rookie   (poem, June 2002)

666 (Diddy Dundee)   (lyric, February 2002)

W’s Rough Draft   (unauthorized release of unauthenticated material, September 2001)

One Perfect Day in New York   (poem, May 2001)

My Favorite Ex-neighbor   (poem, April 2001)

Murder    (poem, March 2001)

History    (poem, January 2001)

The Election of 2000  Our Ladder to the Twenty-First Century   (words, November 2000)

One Step for Life, by Paul William Fleming   (recollection, July 2000)

The Photography Teacher’s First Class   (poem, March 2000)

Virginia   (poem, April 1999)

The Polly Song   (fiction, January 1999)

Just in Time: The Collapse of Sequence in a Moment of Peril   (memoir, December 1998)

afwats revisited   (gibberish, December 1998)

Ghostly Gladness: The Soul Music of Richard Rolle, Fourteenth Century Mystic    (biography, December 1998)

Myself That I Remake: Spiritual Renewal in the Life and Works of W. B. Yeats   (biography, November 1998)

to a documentary filmmaker   (poem, October 1998)

a blessing for Maia ThulÚ   (poem, October 1998)

O Window In the Dark: The Early Career of Vladimir Nabokov   (biography, October 1998)

Apprentice   (poem, October 1998)

The House of Dreams and Poppies   (poem, Sept 1998)

Dramatist and Player   (poem, August 1998)

Please stay tuned for new installments of The Del Ray Method, new poetry, and even a few songs and photos, if I ever get around to it.


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