PLEASE (and thank you) vote for Starpull :)

April is gone and, with it, the 30 for 30 poetry event. It’s now time to vote for your favorite poem.

If you have not had a chance to read the poems posted during April, please take some time to do so. We had some very fine poems this year from some very find poets, so read through them, choose one and vote for it by going to The poll will be on the right side of the main  web page.  The poet whose poem gets the most votes will get a signed copy of my novel, The Wizard and the White House. The poll will be open until May 6th. And please note: you may only vote once.

So spread the word. And thanks to all the poets who participated this year and to those individuals who shared their comments.


Flood got 2nd place in the 30 For 30 Poetry Project :)

Thank You to everyone who voted for Flood and commented 🙂


May I have another Voted Favorite Poem

Steve Herring’s “May I have another” has been voted the favorite poem in this year’s 30 for 30 Poetry Celebration. Congratulations Steve! Steve will be receiving a signed copy of my new poetry collection Garden of Rain.

Thanks to Steve and to all who contributed poems during the month of April and to everyone who took the time to read and comment.

May I have another

by Steve Herring

This spring, I found a fault line in your poem,

but what I saw crumbling was me not you.

You said, enjambment’s good, keep going.

Kindly, you offered me synesthesia, but I end-stopped.

With great consonance, your persona winded up

and cold-cocked me like a batter bunting a ball.

I turned like Derek Jeter and rounded a constellation.

Knocked off my feet, I hit the ground like a quatrain.

Who else but me gets sucker punched in a poem?

© Steve Herring 2015

I would like to remind you of the Dennis Price show which some of us will be attending on May 12th   at 8 PM EST.  So far, it is me, MaryJo Balistreri  (via telephone) and Robert Giron.  The three Herndon Middle School winners will also be joining us.