Step 1. Write a series of blog posts about mourning your father.Step 2. Write a lot of poetry, including a year's worth of daily micropoems.Step 3. ? Publishing a book? The Skeptic's Kaddish? Many friends and family have suggested that I publish my Kaddish Journey as a book, and I do very much like the… Continue reading What now? Getting published?
An American sentence Better poet than father, deftly, I articulate my self-doubt. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the… Continue reading Poet, or: Daddy
A kimo Some successful authors are poor writers. Judgmentalism comes easy, as does my jealousy. What's a kimo? According to this website, kimo poems are an Israeli 🇮🇱 version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar: 3 lines.No rhymes.10 syllables in… Continue reading Critic, or: Critical acclaim
By not knowing, not hoping to know and not acting like we know what's happening, we begin to access our inner strength.-Pema Chödrön (b. 1936) To live not knowing... I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, and possible beliefs, and… Continue reading Not hoping to know…