The first sort of classic poem I ever memorized was To Althea From Prison by Lovelace, the cavalier.
Another early piece. This was published at elimae when Cooper Renner was the editor. It was a very good journal. This story is 100 words long. Evensong Thaddeus, age 3, set the Evensong in shallow water. Small waves rose and fell, and, retreating, carried Thad's small ship further from the shore. Squealing and on pigeon … Continue reading Evensong
The Lantern piece, which you can find here, was written a few years before I got to Ursinus. I was about 16, broken-hearted, and listening to a shit-ton of Beck.
Today I finished The Crying of Lot 49. There are a few recent posts here about the themes of communication, miracle, and entropy, and of the imagery of the muted horn. Also read today: "How to Hear a Stutter" by Adam Giannelli in the latest Kenyon Review. A few lines really stood out. I won't … Continue reading Post Horns, Everywhere, Unmuted
Dear Editors, Please find attached a salty poem about being frustrated in bookstores (but never with lit mags). Thank you for your consideration, Chris Cocca
Special thanks to editor Stephen Tomic for publishing this piece today at The Junction. Please click through to read. What I Recall from Patmos – The Junction – Medium
I've had a poem accepted at The Junction, a journal on the Medium platform founded and edited by Stephen M. Tomic. Look for it soon.