Monday, July 21, 2014

At The Five-Two: "Incident at a Polling Place" by Robert Cooperman

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Bob Cooperman returns to The Five-Two. Stay tuned for a reading of his poem by Kristen Chapman Gibbons.

I'm now seeking the final poem of The 5-2's third year, and the first poems of our fourth year. Submit today.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Plant of The Apes

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Got together with my friend John Ricotta last night for Chipotle and a movie. He took this photo while at a red light, and we decided on Hellboy on Blu-ray:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jeter's Final All-Star Game

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Once more, the game of baseball slowed for Derek Jeter, the players waiting as the Target Field crowd gave him an ovation. Then, as FOX's microphones picked up one heckler chanting, "Over-rated," Jeter answered with a double and scored on Mike Trout's triple to give the American League an early lead en route to a 5-3 victory.

Monday, July 14, 2014

At The Five-Two: "The Alphabet of Murder" by Nancy Scott

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Nancy Scott returns to The Five-Two with a poetic retelling of multiple murderous marriages:

I'm now seeking the final poems of The Five-Two's third year. Try this prompt: Write a poem about a crime beginning with the letter S - sex crime, scheming, stalking, etc.

Monday, July 07, 2014

At The Five-Two: "Lew Archer Writes a Poem" by Tom Brzezina

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Intersecting the anniversary of Kenneth Millar/Ross Macdonald's death, a poem inspired by his creation, California private eye Lew Archer:

I'm now accepting poems for publication in August. Submit today.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Declaration of Coexistence

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My family emigrated to the United States in late 1974, in part because martial law had been declared in the Philippines. Everyone has nits to pick with the state of the Union. Nothing is run as well as it should be, but the country was founded on noble ideals. Liberty for all doesn't mean one's rights can come at the expense of others' rights. It means everyone's differences deserve equal respect. The United States' greatest virtue is it will always strive toward equal respect.

Monday, June 30, 2014

He's a Thief, He's a Liar, He's a Treetop Flyer...

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With nods to Steve Miller and Stephen Stills and featuring John Ricotta's C.J. Stone theme, here's a trailer I made to promote Pulp Modern #7 and my new Stone story "King of the Sea":

At The Five Two: "Left Hook Tony" by Catfish McDaris

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Catfish McDaris returns with a poem read by ring announcer and fellow Five-Two alum Steve Peacock:

Today, June 30, is the last day to submit to The Five Two's summer crime poetry contest.