“NJ man who teaches poetry at prison among newest Rhodes Scholars” (Laurence Stacey)

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………………..early autumn
………………..a pumpkin patch
………………..newly ripe
………………..I dream of seeing tanka
………………..in the schoolbooks

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Headlines:

“NJ man who teaches poetry at prison among newest Rhodes Scholars” (Daily Record)

“Young Students Take to Poetry Slam” (News Leader)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 3 Comments...

  1. Dick Whyte

    Another stunning poem Laurence. This one is just lovely. It has been really nice revisiting some of your earlier work through the lens of the news articles. I actually find this is a good way to write poems for this journal. Just write what you would normally write and then look for articles on the things that crop up. It’s easy with Google News (wink, wink). But seriously – great work man.

  2. Christopher White

    Hey Laurence, I agree with Dick. The expression of personal sentiment is beautiful in this piece. There is a freshness in your unique yearning, and a lot of compassion too.

  3. Laurence Stacey-Editor

    Hey thanks guys! I really appreciate that. Yeah Dick, I agree with you. Examining these poems through societal events really opens them up in unique ways. I can’t wait to discuss that aspect of haiku in our book.

    Chris-

    Hey man, its good to see you! When are you going to submit one of your poems to Haiku News? :-D You certainly have the skill to be featured here.

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