Monthly Archives: January 2019

A review of Among the Mensans

A review of my poetry collection, Among the Mensans, in this issue of Arkansas Review. It’s, ahem, something like a rave. Maybe I will keep on writing poetry:

I guess I should add that, if you feel moved to order a copy, you can do it here:

One new poem

…to start the new year, here at One Sentence Poems:

MY 2018 (as if you cared): PART TWO

MY 2018 (as if you cared): PART TWO


AND, at the end of every year, or at the beginning of the next year, I read a BIG classic that I’ve always meant to read. It helps chip away at that “Must-read list” and it helps to slow me down amid or after the tumult of the holiday season.

This year’s classic: Stendhal’s The Red and the Black.


Things that made me happy this year: Jessica Lange shopping at Burke’s. The showing of the film I wrote, directed by Don Meyers, Hypnotic Induction, at a number of festivals. Penny Hardaway.  The mid-term elections, sort of. The publication of my poetry collection, Madstones. The continuing positive influence of pickleball in my life. Our funky little bookstore, which just keeps chugging along. My wife, Cheryl, who only gets sweeter, smarter and prettier every year. Toby, Marda, Chloe, Saskia, the most heartening family a man could hope for.

And, of course you know: Sylvi, Sylvi, Sylvi Jean Mesler.