22 October 2020

Episode 026: Phobos

We're approaching Halloween and so I turn from my weeks of earnestness into something a bit more ... spooky? Not that last week's episode didn't have shades of spookiness, what with all the ghosts of the past haunting those words. But this week we mix together my two written creative loves: Poetry and Science Fiction. "Phobos" is the experience of someone approaching that larger moon of Mars for the first time, about to set foot on an alien world.

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Left Hand Poetry: My Podcast of Poems

15 October 2020

Episode 025: And I Will Then Be Ashes

After a smattering of absurdity, I've been choosing poems that are, in a word, earnest. This week's selection is no different. From Regret and Opportunity, this episode is the poem "And I Will Then Be Ashes." Though earnest, it takes a turn for what I hope is inspirational, which is something that I have a feeling a lot of us can use. So, stick with me on this brief journey, let me set the table so that I can reveal my true thoughts as we wind our way through to the end.

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Left Hand Poetry: My Podcast of Poems

08 October 2020

Episode 024: Golden Leaves, Common Verdance

A quiet moment as I remember watching some trees from my office window when I worked in Washington, DC. "Golden Leaves, Common Verdance" tells the story of this time of year when the leaves change from green to an earthy rainbow of hues and then cascade to the ground, leaving nothing but slender branches moving in the wind.

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Left Hand Poetry: My Podcast of Poems

01 October 2020

Episode 023: In Court

We take a turn to the observational this week, with "In Court." I once spent a morning in the gallery of the local courthouse and came out of it with a day's less vacation time and this poem. The poem itself has undergone a bit of revision since it was first published in "Stand Right, Walk Left." There was a stanza that reflected who I was then, but not into whom I have grown, and so I rewrote that stanza to share my observation, but not in the classist, frankly jerkish way that the original words conveyed. If you have a copy of that book, the changed stanza will be readily apparent. If you haven't picked up a copy yet - or a copy of "Blue." or "Regret and Opportunity," then what's stopping you? Links to get copies are on my blog (lefthandrob.net).

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.

After listening to the podcast (or while listening), visit one of these sites and donate for the cause, because All Black Lives Matter and my fellow white (and cis) people we need to get in the game:

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



Left Hand Poetry: My Podcast of Poems

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