27 August 2020

Episode 018: Butter and Bacon Fat

When cleaning my office recently, I discovered an old composition notebook that I used to carry with me whenever I'd set up a table to sell my books. Scribbled hastily on one of the pages was the first draft of this week's poem "Butter and Bacon Fat." It's the tale of a lonely and somewhat hungry poet who endures a heavenly aroma coming from a food vendor at the same farmer's market where our hero is selling his books. Yes, it is based on actual events. I'll definitely be including this poem in my next poetry book. 

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20 August 2020

Episode 017: Existential Chemistry

Colleges are opening up in a variety of ways but the universal constant is that there are classes that everyone just has to get through. And you will. This week on the podcast I embrace that spirit with a meditation that survives from my own college days. If you don't pick it up from the context of the piece, I did not enjoy - nor do terribly well - at Chemistry. It's just never been my subject. Thus was born "Existential Chemistry." 

Another brief anecdote, I shared this with a friend years ago, and as the story goes it was printed out and posted in the halls of a certain college's Chemistry building. If you've seen "Existential Chemistry" in the wilds of your college, let me know!

Hey, I'd love to hear what you think of the podcast, whether it's a specific poem or the format, or whatever's on your mind! Leave a review or a comment in your podcast app, or catch me on Twitter @Lefthandrob.

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Left Hand Poetry: My Podcast of Poems

13 August 2020

Episode 016: Goodfellow

Inspired by a late night conversation with an actor acquaintance on the back porch of where I lived at the time comes "Goodfellow." Of course, he was playing 'Puck' in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the time, thus the framing of the tale. It wasn't my first choice for this week, but I didn't care for my initial choice and found this gem. It's one of the most faithfully rhythmic poems I've written, though I'll confess coming back to it years later the story it tells feels a wee bit thin. Still, enjoy the rhyme scheme and the rhythm.

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Left Hand Poetry: My Podcast of Poems

12 August 2020

KRAKKEN AND PHOENIX: COVER AND TITLE REVEAL

 Been dying to share this with the world, and here it is. The title and cover art for volume II of the Titan Run Trilogy, coming this Fall: KRAKKEN AND PHOENIX


06 August 2020

Episode 015: West End Street Scene

This week it's a slice of life as I read "West End Street Scene," recounting a drive through part of my home town on an oddly warm December morning.

Hey, I'd love to hear what you think of the podcast, whether it's a specific poem or the format, or whatever's on your mind! Leave a review or a comment in your podcast app, or catch me on Twitter @Lefthandrob.

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The poems will continue to flow, but so must the Justice.



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