Cortland Review Issue 76

Issue 76 of The Cortland Review is now love / now live. As audio editor I hear it all, but this issue I cannot decide which reading I like better, “Faith” by A.R. Johnson or “Another Bruce Springsteen Poem” by Steve Coughlin. Who won?...

Back to school for Master’s #2

After some thought I decide to apply to graduate school in pursuit of a Master’s in Higher and Postsecondary Education (MEd, or as I will pronounce it “my mead degree”). Honestly, I didn’t think they’d accept me…but they did. This...

David builds a website.

After returning from a writer’s retreat with the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley I was certain that I would write daily, and for a brief week that was true. This last week I have been crunching to learn WordPress, local hosting, and so on. This website is...

Poems for Pleasure

The poem “Goodtime Jesus” by James Tate always manages to make me smile (or smirk or in some other way break the face mold). I was introduced to it by poets David Kirby and Barbara Hamby via their anthology Seriously Funny: Poems about Love, Death,...

Horse

Earlier generations of monks, scriveners and writers would often copy their scripture and poems by hand. This was the way to make a quick (sometimes slow) copy of a book or poem. It also allowed for the copier to intimately engage with the words, the syntax and their...